Drew Barrymore Blames Parents For Troubled Love Life

Friday, February 26, 2010

Drew BarrymoreDREW Barrymore blames her bad romances on her unconventional childhood.

The former wild child — who has an on/off romance with Justin Long from the Apple Mac commercials — says she has struggled to settle down because of lessons learned from her famous parents, John and Jaid Barrymore — who split when she was born.

“I have never really understood how I should feel or behave in a relationship,” said the actress. “I didn’t have the kind of childhood that would have given me any sort of perspective on what a happy home or relationship would feel like.

“You can’t live your life blaming your failures on your parents. You’re dealt the cards you’re dealt. I realized it was a waste of time to be angry at my parents and feel sorry for myself.

“I used to pull a lot of emotion from all the stuff with my family, but I have been much more objective about my childhood and my relationship with my mother in these last few years. But I won’t deny that the baggage was there at some point.”