Drew Barrymore’s Valentine’s plans consisted of being on set where she was surprised by her friend Joy Seaboch.
When she arrived at her trailer, Seaboch had put sticky heart-shaped notes on her mirror that read “Hey D.B.,” followed by “You are f**king amazing”, “and a total babe (duh)”, “don’t doubt this for even a second today”, ending the note collection with one signed “Joy” with the “o” as a heart.
The “50 First Dates” star shared the sweet message on Instagram where a lengthy post reveals she loves “being independent”.
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I am not totally sure what Valentine’s Day is supposed to feel like. But when I walked in my trailer today at work and saw that my friend @joyseaboch had put this on my mirror, I knew. I know this… I love my friends. I love my children first of course, but this day is just about love period. And if you don’t have it with a romantic partner (I’m single and have not been able to successfully date for almost four years so what do I know you ask?) I believe with all my heart in the human heart. There are just good days and bad days. Really difficult- test your will to live days. And days where you feel so alive your skin tingles and your smile might just rip your face apart until it floats right up into heaven and you want skywrite about how goddamn happy you are!!!!! But the constant love usually has been my kids and my friends. A type of love that does not require a romantic partnership and navigation. And if you want to read the best thing I have seen in a long ass time about a relationship on love, than read @elainewelteroth Instagram page today. It blew me away. And when I am ready for love I am gonna remember what she said! I have fought my way to a deeper happiness on my own, and i love being independent! It just rules. I am also lucky enough to have two young amazing kids and a full time job, and rad friends. So I’m not sitting around bummed out. I feel stupid grateful. But I’m still a romantic at heart. As for today, don’t waste the day being sad about what you don’t have! Be happy about what you do have. It’s there. I promise.
She wrote, “I have fought my way to a deeper happiness on my own, and i love being independent!”
Barrymore started the post by saying she isn’t “totally sure what Valentine’s Day is supposed to feel like” but after seeing the message Seaboch put on her mirror, she knows “I love my friends.”
The post goes on to say that she loves her “children first of course” but the day is about love even if you “don’t have it with a romantic partner.”
Barrymore then admits that she is “single and have not been able to successfully date for almost four years.”
The “constant love” from her “kids and friend” is all she needs right now.
She suggests reading a post by Elaine Welteroth who describes “Love [as] liberating. It is about expansion, not restriction.”
“And when I am ready for love I am gonna remember what she said!” Barrymore adds.