Drew Barrymore’s Valentine’s Day plans are heating up.
The host of Global’s “The Drew Barrymore Show” met a handsome man in Central Park over the weekend. Barrymore detailed the encounter to Gayle King during Monday’s show, including the fact that her face was covered with a balaclava so the mystery man didn’t know he was talking to the “Charlie’s Angels” alum.
“I just meandered over to him and I just went, ‘Hi, I was wondering if I could ask you a question.’ and he was like, ‘All right,’ and I said, ‘Are you single?'” Barrymore recalled. “He said, ‘Perhaps?’ And I said, ‘Okay, that’s not a no,’ and I said, ‘Okay, are you gay?’ Because I have no gaydar and I’m so ‘gay man adjacent’ and everyone around me is gay and I always fall for the wrong guy. And he said, ‘No’ and I said, ‘Okay.'”
Barrymore thanked the man for compelling her to take a risk and approach him.
“I said, ‘Well, I can see your face and you can’t see mine and that’s also adding another layer,’ so I took my hood and balaclava off and I looked at him and said, ‘Hello’ and he said, ‘Hello.’ And then I looked at him and said, ‘How old are you?’ And, he said, ‘I’m 28’ and I said, ‘Oooh.’ I said, ‘I don’t mean to have this come off the wrong way, but I didn’t think you were 28,'” Barrymore joked.
A girl then came up to the two of them.
“She’s like, ‘I just have to stop you for a second and I just have to say, I just heard you ask this man if you’re single and I think it’s so great,’ and then she goes, ‘Are you Drew Barrymore?’ And, I said, ‘Yes’ …and he and I looked at each other and I said, ‘Well, it was really lovely to meet you.'”
Barrymore and the man then went their separate ways.
Taye Diggs also stopped by the show and confessed his huge crush on Lucy Liu and how badly their date went.
“I used to get really anxious, and so I go and I pick her up and I was already nervous and then my anxiety hit and as I was driving, I made a left turn… and I was so nervous that I was driving on the wrong side of the road,” Diggs said. “I tried to play it off like I meant to do it but I think I just ended up telling her that I was just really nervous. Very embarrassing but I got through it.”
“The Drew Barrymore Show” airs weekdays at 3 p.m. ET/PT on Global.