Drew Barrymore announces birth of child, even though she never technically said she was pregnant


New parents Will Kopelman and Drew Barrymore. (Amanda Schwab/AP)

Now Barrymore and Kopelman have finally broken their silence on this matter to announce that, hey, guess what, they have a baby.

Their daughter, Olive Barrymore Kopelman, was born Wednesday, according to a statement the couple released Monday to People magazine.

Anyone well-versed in the Barrymore filmography may have had the same reaction that I did to the name Olive: Drew Barrymore named her child after the character she voiced in the 1999 holiday special, “Olive the Other Reindeer”?

It’s unclear whether that was the specific inspiration, but Barrymore, in a manner of speaking, definitely shares her baby girl’s moniker. Which is kind of cute.

Fine, maybe Gertie would have been a little cuter. But Olive is still sweet.

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.

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