Drew Barrymore Confirms Divorce, Says She "Had a Really Hard Time"


Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
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2015 was the year of celebrity relationship carnage (still not over Jen and Ben, to be honest), and it looks like 2016 is following suit because Drew Barrymore and her husband Will Kopelman just confirmed their separation

Feel free to take a moment.

"Sadly our family is separating legally, although we do not feel this takes away from us being a family," the couple 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."

Drew was asked about her personal life over the weekend, and while she didn't mention the split directly, she said, "I had a really hard time a couple of months ago and kind of knew life was heading in a new direction." 

"I called someone that I really trust, respect, and believe in, because he has always been the conductor of grace," she continued. "I said, 'What's your advice?' And he said, 'You put one foot in front of the other.' I hung up the phone and I thought, 'That is why I call this person.'"

Drew and Will were married for three years and have two sweet daughters named Frankie and Olive. 

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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.