Drew Barrymore Files for Divorce From Will Kopelman
Actress, Drew Barrymore filed for divorce from Will Kopelman on Friday after four years of marriage, according to The New York Daily News. The former couple, who confirmed their separation in April, share two young daughters, Frankie, 2 and Olive, 3. This comes as no surprise, Barrymore’s divorce from Kopelman marks her third marriage. Drew was married to Jeremy Thomas for less than a year until 1995; in 2001 she wed comedian actor Tom Green before ending their marriage in October 2002.
Following their split, the 41-year-old and her then art consultant former husband insisted that despite calling it quits, their family would stay intact…..”Sadly our family is separating legally, although we do not feel this takes away from us being a family,” the pair said in a joint statement. “Divorce might make one feel like a failure, but eventually you start to find grace in the idea that life goes on. Our children are our universe, and we look forward to living the rest of our lives with them as the first priority.”
Drew appeared on Chelsea in May and shared a glimpse of her marital situation. “When you break up with somebody, you’re like, ‘Yeah, that didn’t work,’ [but] when you get divorced you’re like, ‘I’m the biggest failure. This is the biggest failure,'” Barrymore reflected to Chelsea Handler. “It’s so shameful and hard to actually go through that, even privately.”
A source told E! News at the time of their separation the pair choosing to split was a long time coming. “This was a slow burn. It was not a decision that they came to over night,” the insider adds. “They worked on things for a long time and have had time to adjust.”