Gwyneth Paltrow Wishes 'Angel' Drew Barrymore a Happy Birthday with Joke About Her 'Giant Underpants'February 24, 2019
Gwyneth Paltrow paid tribute to BFF Drew Barrymore on Barrymore’s 44th birthday on Friday, sharing a photo of the two pals along with their famous friend group — which includes Cameron Diaz, Nicole Richie and Lake Bell.
“The angel all in white… it’s her birthday!!!!!!!” Paltrow, 46, captioned the image. “@drewbarrymore we love you dearly. Your immense brain, the way you so perfectly articulate your unique thoughts, your propensity for giant underpants and the deep love and loyalty you have for your friends and daughters fill us with joy and inspiration!!”
The photo shows Paltrow, Barrymore, Diaz, Richie, food blogger @oilandsalt, Bell and hairstylist Lona Vigi sitting together on a staircase.
Barrymore reposted Paltrow’s snap, adding a sweet thank you message to Paltrow and paying tribute to her pals
“I had to RG @gwynethpaltrow Insta for my birthday! She said the sweetest things about me and my underwear and our friendship, and we have an amazing pack of women who love each other and love to share life with,” Barrymore wrote. “So I just wanted to thank her! It was really my sister @camerondiaz who brought us together.”
“But all the women in this photo @nicolerichie @oilandsalt @lonavigi @lakebell well we have known each other a long time! Everyone knows I love my kids and my girlfriends. That has been the main focus of my life,” she continued.
Barrymore also poked fun at Paltrow’s claim that she has a “propensity for giant underpants.”
“So thank you GPS (my nickname for the women who knows where everything is) and I also want to tell you that I got new underwear! And they are actually smaller than the parachute size I used to have. You will be so proud of me! 44 is lookin good!”
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Barrymore also shared multiple Instagram posts to celebrate her birthday on Friday. “44 and NEVER BETTER,” she captioned one selfie. “Go shorty, it’s my birthday!”
Later in the day, she jokingly posted a screenshot of a text message she received from her pharmacy.
“Best wishes for a joyous birthday,” the text read. “Happy birthday from Zitomer Pharmacy.”
Barrymore acknowledged the pharmacy’s birthday wishes, captioning the picture, “Getting old enough where I am a valued customer! Yay.”
The actress also posted a throwback picture of herself with the caption jokingly reading, “Seriously! I’m of age! #1982.”
The photo shows a young Barrymore in a pink dress, waving to onlookers at her very first Oscars ceremony after she starred in Steven Spielberg‘s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
Before turning 44, Barrymore opened up about her belief that “aging is a privilege.”
“It’s about how to do it gracefully, with humor, self-love and a respect for the process,” Barrymore told Glamour U.K. in January, “and that’s always been really important to me.”
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