Prior to Barrymore and Hudson’s antics, the two talked about not carrying resentment toward previous romantic partners.
“I think it’s so fun to celebrate and champion your exes. You may not have the same relationship,” Barrymore said.
Hudson agreed and added that people often carry the pain of relationships ending and the hurt egos that come with it. She said there’s a healthier way: to find a different kind of love for that person.
“There’s usually someone carrying more pain than the other,” Hudson said. “If you can’t get past that and you can’t move past that, you’re just holding it, and I think love changes form. You don’t just stop loving someone.”
The two also said they believe it’s unhealthy to fault an ex-partner entirely for a relationship ending.
“Sometimes you screwed up, I screwed up. Sometimes you literally break up with nothing to point to,” Barrymore said.
Barrymore has proven she has no problem featuring her ex-boyfriends on her show: Tusk actor Justin Long, whom she dated between 2007 and 2010, appeared as a guest last September.
“We had so much fun, but we were more hedonistic. A little more immature. We would get together, we would break up. It was chaos. It was hella fun,” Barrymore told Long during the Season 3 premiere.
“You were the best,” Long said.