Drew Barrymore Confirms Split From Will Kopelman
“Sadly our family is separating legally, although we do not feel this takes away from us being a family,” the pair told People. “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.” Barrymore, 41, began dating the art consultant in February 2011, and they tied the knot at her estate in Montecito, California, estate in June 2012. Their daughters Olive and Frankie are three and 23 months respectively. The actress had told Us Weekly magazine in November that marriage requires a lot of comprise. “My husband and I compromise on a lot of things…,” she said. “It’s the little things that you can change that can make a relationship stronger. Compromise is about changing yourself for the better. It’s an opportunity for you to become a more functional, better person.” This was Barrymore’s third marriage. She was married to bar owner Jeremy Thomas for just weeks in 1994, and comedian Tom Green filed for divorce months after they got hitched in July 2001. The split was finalized in October 2002. The actress made her first appearance post-split news on Saturday when she attended the Pebble Beach Food & Wine event in support of her Barrymore Wines. The Charlie’s Angels star debuted a new rose at the event, and appeared to be in a happy mood as she greeted wine lovers and fans in the Grand Tasting Tent at the festival.