Drew Barrymore and third husband Will Kopelman have wasted no time in finalizing their divorce: The split became legit on Wednesday.
“It’s all over,” a source told the New York Daily News. The couple, who were married for four years, announced their intention to split on April 1 but didn’t file the paperwork until mid-July in New York, which unlike California doesn’t have a six-month waiting period. The divorce was uncontested.
“I put in my statement about divorce the word ‘failure’ because it’s so honest ...,” Barrymore told People in May. "[W]hen you get divorced you’re like, ‘I’m the biggest failure. This is the biggest failure.’ It’s so shameful and hard to actually go through that, even privately."
Barrymore and Kopelman, who met in early 2011, got married in June 2012 after a four-month engagement, and a source told People in April that they’d had marital issues for a while. Another person told the outlet that conflicts included which coast they would live on, with the Mrs. favoring an L.A. lifestyle while the Mr. was all about New York City.
Barrymore’s childhood, without a traditional family around her, might have played a part, according to a source talking to Page Six, which first reported the news of the split. “While she is a very different person now, and a great mother, some of that can stay with you,” the source said.
Kopelman, an art consultant, and the producer-director-actress have two daughters together, Olive, who turns 4 next month, and Frankie, 2. The 41-year-old Flower Films co-founder has said that she’s embraced her husband’s Jewish faith and that the girls will be raised Jewish.
Olive and Frankie are likely to remain on the East Coast, according to one of People’s sources.
Kopelman is “devastated,” a couple of publications reported.
The “Blended” star said “I do" twice before. She and bartender Jeremy Thomas, who got married in 1994 when she was 19, didn’t last two months. Her marriage to “Charlies Angel’s” costar Tom Green, which came after two years together, made it to five months, ending in 2001.
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