Drew Barrymore Shares The Most ‘Confusing’ Part Of Her 2016 Divorce

Drew Barrymore opened up about essentially the most “confusing” a part of her 2016 divorce from artwork guide Will Kopelman, telling Folks journal “there was no scandal” that led to their cut up.

“Nothing went wrong, which is cleaner, but makes it harder and more confusing because there isn’t The Thing to point to,” the actor mentioned within the article, printed on Tuesday. “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.”

Barrymore shared that the years after her third divorce have been “cripplingly difficult” for her, and that she felt “broken.” The actor was beforehand married to membership proprietor Jeremy Thomas and comic Tom Inexperienced.

She instructed Folks she started “trying to numb the pain and feel good” and shortly discovered a launch in alcohol, which she’d struggled with when she was youthful. She has since give up as soon as once more.

Will Kopelman and Drew Barrymore arrive to the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 12, 2014.

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After what she calls her “messy, painful, excruciating walk through the fire and come back to life kind of trajectory,” Barrymore stays centered on her two daughters and her TV present.

“The cool thing is all these years later, we do have the dream. It’s just different than the one I swore would be the case,” she mentioned.

The “E.T.” actor can also be dipping her toe again into the relationship pool, although she revealed earlier this yr that she’s stayed centered on celibacy since her 2016 cut up.

“Some people can get out of a marriage or relationship and in the near future find themselves in another relationship,” Barrymore wrote in a weblog put up in October. “There is nothing wrong with that! Not one bit. I do not judge! I celebrate their journey! Because for some people that really works. It didn’t work for me.”

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