Drew Barrymore loves her real-life blended family.
The Santa Clarita Diet
star is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
on Thursday, and in sneak peek clips from her interview, she gets candid on her highly publicized split
from Will Kopelman last April, and how the two have remained amicable
for their two kids, daughters Olive, 4, and Frankie, 2.
"You know, it's interesting, I saw this article the other day written about me -- and I never see articles written about me -- and it was like, 'My Modern Family,'" the 41-year-old actress explains. "And I was like, 'I like that; that has a nice ring to it.'"
"[Divorce] was just like my worst nightmare," she continues. "I so wanted to raise kids in this ultra-traditional way and do everything so the polar opposite of my experience. And you know, it really is about the tone you set, and you can talk until you're blue in the face, but kids watch what you do every single day of your life, all day long, and that behavior and that example and that love and community and honesty is just, I think, what's making everything feel safe for my kids. And that's really the intention I had as a parent was, 'How do my kids have this incredible sense of freedom inside their heart?'"
Barrymore says that having two families now is "a miracle and a blessing."
"[My kids] know I've got them and their dad's got them and Grammy and Poppy -- I'm wearing Grammy's necklace right now -- like their cousins and [Will's sister, Jill Kargman]," she dishes. "And we do it, you know, in a way that I think a lot of other people are probably doing it too. And sometimes again, the road is different than what you try to make it or what you expected and you just figure it out, and you figure it out with grace."
DeGeneres then informs Barrymore that there are a lot of celebrities on dating apps, and has her play a game of who she'd swipe left (no!) or right (yes!) on, similar to how apps like Tinder and Bumble operate.
While she passes on stars like Harry Styles -- "He's like two!" -- Brad Pitt, Lenny Kravitz and John Mayer -- "Oh, no!" -- she is all for giving John Oliver and Kit Harington a chance!
Barrymore also gave an interview on ITV's Loose Women
on Thursday, where she was asked if she prefers Prince Harry or Prince William during a game of "Penguin or Panda." While she originally chose the latter, she explained she'd actually prefer the Duchess of Cambridge over the two royals any day!
"By the way, can I also say I think I'd love to be with Kate Middleton the most, without it being controversial?” she said. “I'm going to say princess over prince."