Drew Barrymore & Kate Hudson Share Heartfelt Conversation About Co-Parenting with Their Exes: 'It's a Family'

Drew Barrymore and Kate Hudson are two women who embody joy. They always seem to light up the room (and Instagram!), with their positive, funny takes, especially when it comes to parenting. The two actresses recently bonded over co-parenting their kids, and it’s unsurprisingly beautiful.

“We should champion our exes,” Barrymore told Kate Hudson on Thursday’s episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, as they were talking about their past relationships with brothers Luke and Owen Wilson. “We should be able to — and you don’t have to be best friends. Especially if they have a new person in their life.”

Barrymore, who co-parents her daughters Olive, 10, and Frankie, 8, with ex-husband Will Kopelman, added, “I think it’s weird to be, like, as if this didn’t take place or happen, and it becomes taboo. That is bizarre to me. Especially, when I’m co-parenting with someone, and although we might not be married anymore, and he’s even married with his beautiful new wife, Ali, our wonderful stepmother, we’re in a daily engagement.”


“Yeah, it’s family,” Hudson responds.

“And our relationship has never been better,” Barrymore says. “And it’s a different dream,” she adds, as the audience erupts into applause.

“I feel the same,” Hudson says, referencing her co-parenting relationship with exes Chris Robinson, with whom she shares son Ryder, 18, and Matt Bellamy, with whom she shares son Bingham, 11. Hudson is also mom to Rani Rose, 4, with fiancé Danny Fujikawa.

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