All year long we have been speculation on the possible pregsness of Drew Barrymore and even tho she seemed to be carrying a child in her womb, she would not officially confirm the news … not even when she got married to Will Kopelman in June. Today, Drew finally officially confirms her pregnancy by announcing the birth of her firstborn child, a girl the couple have named Olive. As you might expect, the details on the baby’s birth are slim (due to Drew‘s aversion to share) but you can read below all the known deets about the arrival of little girl Olive.
Drew Barrymore is a mom! The actress and Will Kopelman welcomed their first child – a daughter — on Wednesday, PEOPLE confirms. “We are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Olive Barrymore Kopelman, born Sept. 26th, healthy, happy and welcomed by the whole family,” the couple tell PEOPLE in a statement. “Thank you for respecting our privacy during this most special time in our lives.” Although rumors of pregnancy began swirling in February, Barrymore, 37, never said a word, preferring to let her June wedding portrait speak for itself. In it, her husband — an art consultant — gently cradles his wife’s growing baby belly. “I can’t wait until I have my children,” the actress recently told Haute Living, indirectly referring to her pregnancy. “I just want to build fun, great things for my family.” In recent weeks, Barrymore had been spotted attending prenatal yoga classes and spending time with Kopelman’s parents, who were in town ahead of the birth. “Drew is so motherly,” a source told PEOPLE in January. “Will would like to be a dad. Family is so important to him.”
Yay! Congrats!! I mean, yeah, we all knew that Drew was with child but she just refused to confirm … I guess this is how she wanted the world to know. I think the name Olive is just the cutest name ever and I’m sure she’s adorable. Considering that Drew and Will sold their photos to People magazine, I’m assuming they’ll do the same with the first photos of baby Olive but … who knows? Drew is fiercely private so we may not get our first look at Olive until her high school graduation photo is released. In any event, let’s send our love and warmest congrats to Drew, Will and baby Olive today :D