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Drew Barrymore, Will Kopelman welcome baby girl - Olive

10/01/2012 by Corinne Heller

Drew Barrymore and husband Will Kopelman recently welcomed a baby girl named Olive, OTRC.com has learned.

The 37-year-old actress and Kopelman, a 35-year-old art consultant, married in Montecito, California in June. This is their first child.

"We are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Olive Barrymore Kopelman, born September 26th, healthy, happy and welcomed by the whole family," the actress' rep quoted the couple as saying in a statement, provided to OTRC.com on Monday. "Thank you for respecting our privacy during this most special time in our lives."

Barrymore, who had opted not to speak openly to the press about her pregnancy despite appearing heavily pregnant in paparazzi photos, had said in an interview with Haute Living in August that she "can't wait until I have my children" and talked about the prospect of her future kids having acting careers.

"I love the idea that they don't have to do something that they have no interest in, that they can do something completely opposite if they want to," she said. "I will be so surprised if they don't want to do something involving food or wine or art, but I'll be OK with it. "I just want to build fun, great things for my family."

Barrymore and Kopelman got engaged in Sun Valley, Idaho, over Christmas last year.

The actress, who rose to fame as a child star in the movie "E.T." and is also known for roles in movies such as "Charlie's Angels" and "Never Been Kissed," played a character named Olive, the same name as her newborn daughter, in a 1999 FOX television Christmas movie called "Olive, the Other Reindeer."

Her last on-screen role was in February 2012 in the film "Big Miracle." The actress told Haute Living that she is taking a break from acting to pursue other interests.

"I'm more into directing and photography, so I'm trying to focus on that," she said. "To be quite honest, I'm happy in my own life. I don't need to play at being someone else right now."

The actress launched Barrymore Wines in 2011 with a Pinot Grigio that won a gold medal at the Le Challenge International du Vin in France. Barrymore also said was very involved with the wine-making process.

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