Drew Barrymore Ditches Vegetarian Diet
Actress Drew Barrymore is reverting to her former wild ways — at least in terms of her diet.
The former vegan (and PETA spokesperson), who has been a vegetarian for the past decade, has now added meat back into her diet — just to please her man.
She has been dating her boyfriend, Will Kopelman, for a year, and Kopelman is apparently a “meat and potatoes” kind of guy. Although she initially tried preparing separate dishes for the two of them, she found the challenge too daunting, and has now decided to join her in her boyfriend’s meat-filled meals.
“Drew and Will have been living together, splitting their time between New York and Los Angeles. Drew loves taking care of Will, which includes making home-cooked meals. She’d grill a steak for Will and then fix herself a bowl of rice and beans but that was a total drag,” says an anonymous source, as reported by stuff.co.nz.
The source also noted that while Barrymore tried sticking to her veg diet, it was “just too hard to do it on her own” and that she’s willing to do whatever it takes to please Kopelman, since she thinks he’s The One.
Way to find a guy who supports your lifestyle, Drew.
[Update: Two things. Yes, Drew did give up the diet back in 2002 for, of all things, fashion.
“I still don’t eat a ton of meat, and I don’t wear a ton of leather, but I just don’t put strict limitations on myself anymore,” she told IMDB in 2002. “I don’t beat myself up. I didn’t wear certain designers because I didn’t want any animals to suffer for beauty and stuff, and so I literally was dressed by Old Navy at one point. I still shop there, happily. Urban Outfitters and the Gap, I love those stores. You need basics for stability, but eventually I got tired and wanted to play again. Dressing is like an art form – it’s so much fun.”
But, as of 2010, she was back to saying she was a vegetarian. “I’m like a typical American teenager when it comes to my favorite foods! I love peanut butter with bananas. That’s my favorite. I like grilled cheese sandwiches and I love homemade macaroni with cheese.”