Drew Barrymore revealed that her divorce from Will Kopelman in 2016 was extremely challenging and difficult. during an interview with Dax Shepard for her chair specialist Podcast, Barrymore called the experience “the biggest pain of my life.”
Drew Barrymore said she had a ‘real nervous breakdown’
During the September 27 episode chair specialist On the podcast, Barrymore shared how devastated she was when she didn’t get married. Barrymore and Kopelman were married in 2012 and have two daughters, Olive, 9, and Frankie, 7.
“I was so devastated that our relationship didn’t work out because I wanted to be like, ‘My kids would have a mom and a dad, my kids would have a home together,’” she explained. “And then when it wasn’t, I think I had like a true nervous breakdown. When kids are involved, the stakes are higher and different than anything I’ve ever known.”
Barrymore continued, “I haven’t seen or done anything compared to that devastation and I lived in that place for a few years. I was having a hard time coping and I was smiling and I was lying. And I was in the biggest pain of my life.”
The actor called the divorce “heartbreaking” as he attempted to work through his issues, but could not save his marriage and “didn’t want to raise our children in conflict.”
“I couldn’t breathe. And it was building up for a long time and we worked on it, Will and I,” she explained. “We worked with her parents, we were honest, there was no scandal. It was heart-wrenching but it didn’t work and everyone in the family supported us every step of the way.”
It took her many years to get over the pain of her failed marriage.
Despite her and Kopelman not working out, Barrymore said she was proud of how she handled their split when it came to her children. “I think Will and I did a kika** job of putting our kids first and showing solidarity,” she said. “I’m very close to his family. We still vacation. I still stay at his house. I was like, ‘There’s going to be a divorce, but nothing’s going to change.’ And everyone just got on board and we did. And that’s a testament to every member of the family.”
“It wasn’t okay,” she said of how hard she took the divorce. “I didn’t get a pass for myself. I’ve finally worked through it, but it took me five years to say it was the death of a dream didn’t sit well with me and I couldn’t overcome it.
Barrymore admits she took divorce ‘really hard’
Barrymore talked about her divorce in 2020 during an interview sunday today. “I couldn’t make sense of it. I didn’t really take divorce well. I took it really hard.” She shared. “I found strength, expression, perspective, being able to speak with vision and what we did It took me five years to see it done right.”
He continued, “Because when we were getting divorced, it felt like everything was wrong… I guess that applies to everyone who thinks that something will last forever and it isn’t.”
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