Drew Barrymore's birthday inspired her to share why she loves getting older. Read on to find out how old she is.

By Chelsea Traber Burns
Updated February 23, 2018

In honor of Drew Barrymore's birthday yesterday, she took to Instagram to show her gratitude to her followers and also share some inspiring words on aging. She starts out the video by thanking her followers: "I just want to say thank you to all the people who have been wishing me well wishes on my birthday." And then goes on to show her enthusiasm about getting older saying, "I'm forty-three, I'm so excited! I feel like this is going to be an amazing year."

While Drew is usually the one inspiring others, she says that she herself has recently been inspired "by the kids in Florida, and the hope of this generation, and the fire of change that you are exuding." She goes on to say that they give her hope for her daughters and that the future is "bright and brave."

She finishes off her video with a few words of wisdom on aging, saying that she's "so happy to be getting older because getting older is better." She says, "It's a stripe that you earn and it's delicious and wonderful." And then the best advice of all that Drew gives is to "never fight age, it's a losing battle."

Drew is one of many celebrities who has promoted embracing your age and who you are. Even CoverGirl has taken to the idea with their new campaign that features 69-year-old model Maye Musk. Happy birthday, Drew!