Drew Barrymore coped with Will Kopelman divorce by consuming

Drew Barrymore not too long ago opened up concerning the trauma she endured throughout and after her 2016 divorce.

In an interview with Folks journal printed Tuesday, the actor and TV host mirrored on what The Instances as soon as referred to as her “no-muss, no-fuss” cut up from artwork advisor Will Kopelman and revealed the anguish she skilled behind the scenes.

“There was no scandal. Nothing went wrong, which is cleaner, but makes it harder and more confusing because there isn’t The Thing to point to,” she informed Folks.

“We tried so hard to make it work. [A friend] said to me, ‘Divorce is the death of a dream.’ That’s exactly what it feels like, something so final you can’t get it back.”

The “Santa Clarita Diet” star wed her third husband, Kopelman, in 2012 after getting engaged earlier that 12 months. They share two youngsters, Olive Barrymore Kopelman, 10, and Frankie Barrymore Kopelman, 8. Regardless of ending issues on comparatively good phrases with a swift, uncontested divorce, Barrymore referred to as the method and aftermath “cripplingly difficult.”

“It just took me down,” she informed Folks. “There are times where you can look at someone you think is a strong person and see them so broken and go, ‘How the f— did they get there?’ And I was that person. I broke.”

In an effort to “numb the pain and feel good,” Barrymore mentioned, she turned to alcohol. As somebody who overcame habit when she was youthful, she finally acknowledged that her post-divorce consuming habits had change into unhealthy.

“The drinking thing for me was a constant,” she mentioned. “Like, ‘You cannot change. You are weak and incapable of doing what’s best for you. You keep thinking you will master this thing, and it’s getting the better of you.’”

A handful of years after the divorce, Barrymore launched her hit discuss present, which gave her “something to believe in” and helped her heal — along with quitting consuming and specializing in her youngsters. The daytime program is now in its third season.

Whereas navigating the world as a single working mom, Barrymore mentioned she discovered time to this point “every once in a while” as a result of “it’s a very human, natural thing to do.” The “Charlie’s Angels” alum was beforehand married to Los Angeles bar proprietor Jeremy Thomas and comic Tom Inexperienced.

“I’m such a mom and I’m so under the workload, and I love being with my friends and I love being alone, where does dating fit in?” she informed Folks. “I’ve gone on dates where I’m like, ‘Oh my God, why did I say yes to dinner? Because we haven’t ordered yet, and I don’t want to be here.’”