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Drew Barrymore Shares A Pic Of Herself Sobbing Along With Powerful Message

What do you picture when you think of celebrities? Or of fame? For many of us, it's red carpets, fortune, and the flashes of photographers. It's movie premieres and charmed lives. Something that we wish that we had.

For Drew Barrymore, the reality is quite different. She started the Instagram tag #TheWayItLooksToUs to show us how life really is for her.


Drew described her project in an Instagram video, where she laid out her plans to start a conversation about the reality of life vs what people think they see online.

Kids, relationships, and everything in between

One of her first posts was about the expectations vs reality of having kids. They're supposed to be quiet and well-behaved, but having kids is never that simple. In the end, it wasn't that big a deal that her kids spread powdered sugar everywhere--it can be cleaned up, and the memory will last a lifetime.


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Another reality? What working out and exercise are really like.

Our bodies aren't always perfect, and they take work to maintain. Drew shed 25 pounds through healthy dieting and exercise, just like the rest of us.

What you see...

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For one of her most impactful posts, Drew addressed beauty. "#TheWayItLooksToUs : LIFE What I propose some days are great and beautiful. Sure, I can be this with two hours of hair and makeup and amazing photography and lighting. I also feel beautiful after a sweaty workout..."

...isn't always the truth

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She went on to say, "But it all takes work! Which is good because we can achieve it."

Through hard work and dedication, we can be our healthiest selves. But sometimes, life just gets in the way.

Struggle doesn't discriminate

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"What I can’t hide is that some days are difficult and not so pretty..." Drew said. "and I realize I am lucky with solvable problems and my gratitude is never ending."

The vulnerability of truthfulness

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"But sometimes life can just get to you and take you down for a minute! But we cry and then pick ourselves up and put one foot in front of the other). Can anyone relate?"

Shattering illusions is freeing

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It may seem silly, but celebrities sharing intimate looks into the reality of their lives helps alleviate the societal pressure put upon us to try and be perfect.

If they can be messy, raw, and vulnerable, then so can we.