Drew Barrymore and husband Will Kopelman just welcomed their first child together and in keeping with Hollywood fashion, they have named her after a fruit.
In a statement on Monday, the couple announced that they had named their daughter Olive, as well as given her both of their surnames.
"We are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Olive Barrymore Kopelman, born September 26th, healthy, happy and welcomed by the whole family,” said Barrymore in the statement. “Thank you for respecting our privacy during this most special time in our lives.”
Barrymore,37, and Kopelman,35, were married on June 2 in an intimate ceremony at her estate in Montecito, Calif. Kopelman is an art consultant, and the son of Arie Kopelman, former CEO of Chanel.
In an interview with the Improper Bostonian, Arie Kopelman discussed his son’s impending nuptials to Barrymore, and spoke approvingly of the actress.
“The only thing that can drive you a little nuts is if you go out to dinner and the paparazzi’s waiting for you. That’s fine, and you learn to deal with it, but we’ve been in really nice restaurants when people come running over with iPhones, and it’s hard to believe. But it comes with the territory and Drew handles it beautifully and graciously,” he said.
According to the Washington Post, Barrymore never officially announced that she was pregnant until actually giving birth. However, the actress and director has spoken openly about her desire to be a mother and have a big family.
In a recent interview with Haute Living, Barrymore said, “I can’t wait until I have my children.”
When the topic came up of what fields her children she might like her children to go into, Barrymore specified that she would love for them to go into the arts, but did not mention acting.
“I love the idea that they don't have to do something that they have no interest in, that they can do something completely opposite if they want to,” said Barrymore. “I will be so surprised if they don't want to do something involving food or wine or art, but I'll be OK with it. I just want to build fun, great things for my family."