The photo served as a source of inspiration to many young women who believe that the ultimate goal in life is to fit into someone else's description of how they must look.
We live in an era where people, be it celebrities, or regular people like us, all depend on social media for validation. We're so afraid of people seeing our "flaws", that we hide them under layers of makeup and filters. But, on September 15, 2021, Drew Barrymore, 46, shared a picture of her with "bestie" and Charlie's Angels co-star Cameron Diaz, 49, which came as a whiff of fresh air to many, given how there were no filters added to alter the photo.
Barrymore shared the photo with the caption: "Bestie hour with my bestie poo poo!! @camerondiaz."
Sure, they had makeup on, given how they probably were in the middle of the shoot for The Drew Barrymore Show, but all of their wrinkles and freckles were clearly visible, meaning that they were not afraid of just being themselves, in their true form. It also served as a source of inspiration to many young women who believe that the ultimate goal in life is to fit into someone else's description of how they must look.
In fact, the photo garnered over 1 million likes within hours of being uploaded and several users on Instagram commented on just how beautiful they look.
As for being besties, their friendship goes back a long way. The pals revealed to fans that they'd been best friends for over 30 years, during an Instagram Live cooking session in May 2021, reports PEOPLE.
"We met when I was 14 and she was 16. I was working at a coffee house and she was a junior model," Barrymore, 46, said. "She's still my bestie and sistie—sistie? That's a new word. It's Cameron Diaz. We're here to talk and we have things to talk about!"
As Diaz appeared on the screen, Barrymore revealed, "Cameron and I tend to text each other while we're getting ready for things."
"We send each other videos of ourselves from our closets of us getting dressed, dancing around, and sharing information," the 50 First Dates star said. "That's our form of communication." Barrymore also mentioned that it was actually Diaz that taught her how to cook, while they were living and shooting together. "She's always been the chef, she's the best cook ever," Barrymore said. "Some days we'd be living in a hotel and she'd teach me how to make pasta sauce. I know life with you in the kitchen."
Diaz added, "Our kitchen, the kitchen is where we've always been, it's where I always am. Food is my love language, it's the main ingredient in everything that I do: love."
Speaking about their friendship, Barrymore said, "We've experienced birth, life, death, marriage, divorce—highs and lows, work, boyfriends, friends, travel—there is nothing we haven't done together."
This isn't the first time they've commented on their friendship. "The thing that I love about our friendship is that we have been there in all the big and important moments, we've also been there in the small moments and the casual moments and the reason we are such good friends is that it's real and we go through real stuff with each other. It's not a Hollywood fairytale," Barrymore said about their bond, in September 2020.