I put everything there. Drew Barrymore she didn’t hold back on her fight to get back on the dating scene after her split from her ex-husband Will Kopelman.
Barrymore and Kopelman married in 2012 and later had daughters Olive and Frankie. After four years of marriage, the couple announced their separation in April 2016.
“Unfortunately, our family is legally separating, although we do not feel that this takes away from us being a family,” they said in a joint statement. “Our children are our universe and we look forward to living the rest of our lives with them as our number one priority.”
The Scream actress, to whom she was previously married Jeremy Thomas and Tom Greenshe admitted that she “didn’t handle” the divorce well.
“I couldn’t figure it out,” Barrymore said during an interview with Willie Geist in October 2020, noting that she took it “really hard” then. “I think that applies to anyone who thinks something is going to be forever and it’s not. It’s so hard. It’s like, I don’t think I’ve recovered from that.”
The Wildflower author revealed that it took her “five years” to look back on the relationship with “strength, articulation, perspective and hindsight,” adding: “I don’t know how to reopen it. Something closed and stayed closed. I think I’m just as scared to find love again like it never happened.”
Kopelman, for his part, got married Alexandra Michler after his divorce was finalized. Barrymore has previously spoken about adding Michler to their blended family.
“My children have the most unusual stepmother. Our processes were different. Their side of the street is so functional and whole and happening, and I think I was on the sidelines in a beautiful purgatory in honor,” said the Golden Globe winner. The Drew Barrymore Show January 2022. “I was saying that it’s me, it’s my choice. I don’t think I’ve said it out loud that it’s really because I have two daughters.”
The Never Been Kissed The star revealed that she is not sure how to start dating again now that she is a mother.
“I’m not there yet. I have two young girls and I don’t want to bring people home. I think it would take me a long time to meet someone and get to know them before I even introduce them to my daughters,” she shared.
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