Drew Barrymore Says Taylor Swift Inspired Her To Start Dating Again

By Rebekah Gonzalez

October 23, 2023

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Taylor Swift's romance with Travis Kelce has been a big inspiration for Drew Barrymore. During Monday morning's (October 23rd) episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, the host revealed that she's ready to start dating again after being single for seven years and she has Swift to thank for that.

"I just want to say for me personally, I have been single for seven years. Happily seeing her on that first date, out there in the box with his family – I really had a very big Oprah ‘aha’ moment," Barrymore said of Swift's recent appearances at Kelce's NFL games with the Kansas City Chiefs. "There was something so normal about it."

Barrymore did mention that the global superstar is "everything but normal" but went on to explain why she felt so moved by Swift's public romance with Kelce. "It was just like, 'I'm a female. I'm going to go out on a date with a male. I'm not going to overthink this. I'm not going to play the dark horse and be secretive and weird about it,'" Barrymore said. "It was like she just went on a date and it made me think I could just go out on a date."

It even inspired her to ask a romantic interest to come to a wedding as her date. "I invited him to a wedding next weekend, and he said, ‘Wow, after three-and-a-half years, you are going to invite me to a wedding?’" she revealed to her guest Gwyneth Paltrow. "Something about Taylor Swift dating like a normal person and not being a dark horse about it. I was like, I overthink everything, I should just go on a date."

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