Rob Lowe reveals to Drew Barrymore he thinks his dad Charles met his mum Jaid at a party in the 80s: ‘I wouldn’t doubt it’
Rob Lowe spoke to Drew Barrymore, 47, on his Literally! With Rob Lowe on Thursday.
The 58-year-old actor said he thinks their parents may have frequented LA’s Helena’s nightclub in the 1980s.
Her father is Charles Lowe and her mother is Jaid Barrymore, now 76.
Talking about the past: Rob Lowe spoke to Drew Barrymore, 47, on his podcast Literally! With Rob Lowe on Thursday
Lowe told Barrymore he had “suspicions” that his father Charles and Jaid, as Barrymore puts it, “got together”, one night at the club.
“I wouldn’t doubt it,” she said, as Lowe agreed, “me neither.”
While the thought of a parental connection can make others squirm, the Parks And Recreation alum admitted he was supportive of their brief relationship.
With mum: The 58-year-old actor said he thinks their parents may have frequented Los Angeles’ Helena’s nightclub in the 1980s. His father is Charles Lowe and his mother is Jaid Barrymore, now aged 76 years old; seen in 1982
Father and son: Rob with his father Charles – who is also called Chuck – in Los Angeles in 2019
“I quite like the idea, I have to say,” he continued.
“Literally, my mom was fun, it’s fun. She was a good time girl,” admitted Barrymore and Lowe added: “My feeling is that, as the mothers say, she was in her wheelhouse at Helena’s.
Barrymore then admitted that she used to party with her mother.
“She and I used to go to Helena’s, I think, like a few times a week. You know how people go to the gym several times a week? We used to go to Helena’s several times a week,” the 50 First Dates star opened up about her mother’s party tendencies.
It goes way back: one of Rob’s hit films was Oxford Blues in 1984
Lowe called Helena “incredible” and noted the “disparate, insane, and high level of people who were there.”
Among the crowd, Barrymore recalled spotting Sean Penn and Madonna at the club “all the time.” In addition to the former couple, Drew saw Jack Nicholson frequently, which led to their friendship and a reunion at a party at Nicholson’s house.
‘Jack Nicholson was a staple [at Helena’s]” Barrymore said.
“He went to Helena’s as many nights a week as me and my mother. And funny enough, I ended up partying with him many years later at his house. It was never inappropriate. We were just partying and talking and hanging out. I like Jack. But I feel like I made friends with him at Helena’s, who then signed up, a decade later, we, like, party at his house,’ she said .
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She always looks amazing! Drew seen in June at the Daytime Emmy Awards