Judging from movies and some real-life stories, one would easily assume that it is hard for adult Females to keep a friendship together for a long time. Something always finds a way to creep in and tear down the castle they have built faster than they made it. But for Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore, the story appears to be different, and their bond only gets stronger by the day. Both women have been friends since they sat to have a cup of coffee together sometime in the 80’s.
Cameron Diaz who turn 46 yesterday met 43-year old Drew when the Santa clarity diet star was a simple worker at a coffee shop in Beverly hills 30years ago. At the time, Cameron was a 16year old model who came to the shop for coffee.
The pair became casual friends, and in 2002 Drew called Diaz to join her in the Charlie’s Angels movie in which Barrymore was a producer. From then on, the girls began to build a strong connection that has kept them together for a long time.
Since the girls joined forces as co-angels in the Charlie’s Angels movie, that have spent more time together, and that single film made them see each other as sisters according to Cameron.
Barrymore feels the same way, “We’re like more than best friends, she’s my sister,” Drew told ET in July 2018. “We have much more of that kind of relationship; we’re very honest with each other. We push each other. And we’ve had the majority of our lives spent side by side, really going through what real life is, which is an everyday high and low, and we just have each other’s backs.”
Drew Barrymore has never been in good terms with her family, and she sees her friendship with her female friends as a way to make up for that gap. The “good housekeeping” star said; “My girlfriends are my first family, and they know that I would lie down and die for them. My love for them is unbreakable.”
For Cameron Diaz, she feels just the same about her friend as they have “gone through a lot together” since they became buddies especially because they grew up in Hollywood.
“We’ve been in this industry for a really long time together, and that’s a feat. To have people that you’ve known for that long–those are real relationships–it’s real friendships, we’ve gone through a lot in life together,” Diaz told Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM radio show in 2016. “As you get older, you start to lose people in your life, and when you lose people in your life, you have less of a purpose, so it’s really, really important to stay engaged.”
For the friends, staying engaged entails meeting up and learning things together, promoting each other’s works and celebrating each other’s success.
Barrymore took a picture, promoting Diaz’s second book in 2016 with the caption “I am so proud of my dearest girlfriend. She is smart! Kind! Fun!” Also at the 2011 cinema con Awards, she presented her friend with the female star of the year award.
Diaz said “The fact that she would come is really special for me,” and she equally always has Barrymore’s back as she went as far as cutting short a radio interview in 2014 when the host tried to talk about her friend’s drug years.
Both ladies are always by each other’s side when happy things and sad things happen. They both attended each other’s weddings and were active throughout the ceremonies. Also when Barrymore got a divorce from Koppelman, Diaz was there to rally behind her “Everybody pulls the wagons around, you know, our friends, whoever needs us at whatever point in time, even if it’s like something that the public doesn’t know about,” Cameron told Andy Cohen. “Internally we’re all going like, ‘OK, who needs us now?'”
In the caption of a Photo of the friends, Drew, who admitted on to being in “a very dark and fearful place” following her divorce, mentioned that her friends “rejuvenate and confirm everything” for her, and specifically wrote of Cameron, “She has made me feel beyond beautiful. Always has. Always will.”
Talking about the kind of person Cameron is, Drew said “If you are in scary prison in the middle of nowhere, call Cameron,” she gushed, with the magazine noting she lit up as she talked about Cameron. “She’ll get you out. If you’re looking for the best dinner-cooking partner and watching-TV-on-the-couch friend, call her. If someone is in a medical situation, call her! She’s the most loyal, fierce, fun, cosy friend. We have incredible honesty with each other, and we work hard on our lives and our friendship.”
Reminiscing on how she asked Diaz and Lucy Liu to join her to become the charlie’s angel trio, as she pitched the movie to them to be about three ladies “who love each other and they are stronger together,” Barrymore mentioned, “We just went on some of the best years of our lives.”
This is about 20years after the movie, and the trio remains the best of friends.