Drew Barrymore was reportedly worried people would think she was “selling out” after she signed a magazine deal to publish photos of her baby.
The actress and her husband Will Kopelman welcomed daughter Olive into the world at the end of September. Drew decided to do an interview and accompanying photoshoot with People magazine to introduce her baby to the world. She appeared beaming on the front cover of the publication as she held Olive up to her face.
However, the deal was apparently cast into doubt after Drew began questioning her decision – but her husband urged her to go ahead and donate the money to a worthy cause.
“Barrymore felt like it could appear she was selling out, after a whopper of a cash offer was extended,” a source told New York Post. “But husband Will Kopelman suggested they give the money to charity and that someone was going to eventually get their hands on a baby shot, so why not at least ensure that it was done in a controlled manner, with a charity benefiting.”
It is not known how much Drew and Will received for the magazine deal, or who they decided to donate the money to.
There is speculation the 37-year-old star may have given the sum to her Drew Barrymore Education Foundation, which supports two communities in Kenya. The foundation helps to fund education and provide clean water for the communities.
A representative for Drew is yet to comment on the reports.
During the interview, Drew said motherhood was the “coolest” moment of her life and she revealed her worries about caring for Olive.
“You have the highest highs and yet you're facing the biggest fear of, 'How do I keep someone alive'” she explained.