Entertainment

Drew Barrymore welcomes baby

Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore Bang Showbiz

DREW Barrymore has given birth to a baby girl.

The 37-year-old actress and her husband Will Kopelman welcomed their first child, Olive, last Wednesday (26.09.12) and have asked for privacy during this "special time".

>> More entertainment news

The happy couple issued a statement reading: "We are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Olive Barrymore Kopelman, born Sept. 26th, healthy, happy and welcomed by the whole family.

"Thank you for respecting our privacy during this most special time in our lives."

The 'Going the Distance' star - who began dating art consultant Will in 2010 - tied the knot in June in an intimate Jewish ceremony on her estate in Montecito, California.

The couple were keen to get married before the baby was due in the autumn and enjoyed a relaxing honeymoon in Big Sur after the big event, which Drew described as a "perfect" day.

The actress - who has been married twice before - has often expressed her desire to start a family with Will.

She recently said: "I can't wait until I have my children. I just want to build fun, great things for my family."

Drew has also voiced her wish to have a baby daughter in the past, musing: "I do feel I'm going to have a child at some point. Maybe a little girl. I feel it, but I don't know if it's going to happen. We'll just have to wait and see."

Topics:  baby, birth, drew barrymore



Fishing restructure 'a shambles'

Training day leaves co-op GM angry and frustrated

Win an Italian holiday and other superb prizes

PRIZE: You could win yourself a week at the Villa Capanne in Italy at this year's Gate to Plate.

Gate to Plate announces auction prizes

Image of dad and daughter stuns judges

Photographer's photographs attract national attention

Local Partners

Bonus point gets Dan and Carleen over the line on The Block

Dan and Carleen in their winning living and dining rooms in a scene from The Block.

BABY boomers win living and dining week as show hits halfway mark.

Olivia Wilde having a girl

Olivia Wilde revealed she is expecting a baby girl.

Michael Palin: Terry Jones dementia is 'painful' to see

Michael Palin has found Terry Jones' decline "painful to watch"

Daniel Radcliffe hoped for haircut anonymity

Radcliffe thought shaving his head would make him more anonymous

Jim Carrey slams 'shameful greed' of lawsuit

Jim Carrey has slammed the "shameful greed" of White's ex-husband.

'Highly unlikely' Brad Pitt will face prosecution

It is highly unlikely that Brad Pitt will be prosecuted

Clarence Valley property prices go through the roof

Buyers are hungry to sink their teeth into the Clarence Valley

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record

NEW HOME: Agents to the rescue for family of nine

RELIEF: Tanya Cone (middle) with her kids and McKimm's Real Estate property managers Regan Firth and Nadine Greenhalgh who helped find her family a home.

DEX article prompts property managers to help family find new home

SOLD: Historic hotel finds new owner

Post Office Hotel Grafton

Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Pub in new hands and heading in a brand new direction