Drew Barrymore says she’s sad and disappointed over the breakdown of her marriage to husband of three years, actor Will Kopelman however the support of the strong women in her life is helping her get through.
Barrymore, 41 and Kopelman, 38 announced their divorce earlier this year. They were married for three years and have two daughters together – Olive, three and Frankie, one.
She appeared on Chelsea Handler’s new Netflix show Chelsea, saying her third divorce has left her feeling like a “failure”. Handler reminded her that she is someone that “everyone is rooting for”, which brought instant tears to the actresses eyes.
“This is the biggest failure,” she said. “It’s so shameful and hard to actually go through that, even privately.”
Barrymore says she wanted to use the word "failure" in the official statement because she wanted to humanise it. She said, "It's [divorce} like you're being put on a cheese grater every second going, 'Ah, this wasn't the plan'."
However she was quick to explain that with the pain comes the positive with everyone being "so cool and chill and nice about everything", helping her to quell her own demons about the painful things in life.
She said, "If anybody roots for me...it's because they feel how much I root for them 'cause that is how I live my life. I'm only happiest when other people are happy and when they feel supported and loved...".