Selma Blair got real during her latest appearance The Drew Barrymore Show. of the sweetest The actress and Barrymore opened up about their past struggles with alcohol and addiction, and how motherhood helped them both change for the better.
“I felt hope for the first time in the first sip, so I chased it all night long, chasing hope and warmth, but I didn’t look for my own,” Blair explained of her relationship with alcohol. Did.says in her memoir Mean baby. Like Barrymore, Blair was an alcoholic as a child and remembered drinking rum and Coke at the tender age of seven.
Things started to change for Blair when her son Arthur Saint was born in July 2011. “She never thought she had hope until she met her son. She loves him more than anything,” she said.
“And I wonder what if he starts drinking now, or if he starts doing things that hurt girls like people did to me. To get him on track now, What do I do with love?” Blair share discreetlyher experience should not be glorified, but note that it can be used in an informed way to break the generational cycle of trauma.
“We recognize that we love our children the most and want nothing to get in their way,” Blair concluded. I was able to find a high round with a will,” the host added.
Blair shares an 11-year-old son with former partner, American fashion designer Jason Bryke. They eventually split a year after his birth, but have co-parented since their separation.
Back in 2019, Blair said people Co-parenting has been amicable, especially since Blair was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018, and her ex has “showed up in a big way.” I am really proud.”
Blair’s memoir mean baby It was released in May and is a bestseller on Amazon!
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, you can get help by calling the Drug Addiction Hotline at 1-877-813-5721.
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