Drew Barrymore teared up while discussing divorce from Will Kopelman
Last Modified: Oct 29, 2020
Drew Barrymore got emotional while discussing her 2016 divorce from husband Will Kopelman. The 46-year-old actress reflected on her failed four-year marriage with Willie Geist.
“I really did not take divorce well. I took it really hard. Even now, I’m just like, oh, it’s such a painful thing,” The Drew Barrymore Show host said. “It took me five years to be able to speak with strength, articulation, perspective, hindsight, and see everything we did right.”
The mother of two added, “Because when we were getting divorced, it felt like everything was just wrong. … I think it applies to everyone who thinks that something will be forever and it’s not.”
She also shared that she doesn’t expect to get remarried anytime soon.
“It’s like, I don’t think I’ve recovered from that,” said Barrymore through tears, “I don’t know how to open that up again. It’s like something closed, and it stayed closed. I think I’m equally as scared to find love again as I would be as if it never happened.”
The pair began dating in 2011 after being good friends for years. They had gotten engaged in December 2011 and had married in California six months later. Following the divorce, they have set their differences aside to raise their two daughters- Olive Barrymore Kopelman and Frankie Barrymore Kopelman.
“But, the good news is that his family and I sort of made the most important choice: to be so together and united and connected,” Barrymore shared, “That’s, I guess, what they call family. I know from not growing up with any family whatsoever that that was the last thing I wanted to do for my daughters.”
Drew Barrymore was previously married to producer Jeremy Thomas from 1994 to 1995 and comedian Tom Green from 2001 to 2002.