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Drew Barrymore on the moment she knew she had to get a divorce.

Drew Barrymore, 41, has spoken about the “really hard time” she had in the months before she initiated divorce proceedings from Will Kopelman.

In her first interview since she confirmed the divorce on Saturday, Barrymore told PopSugar that things began to get difficult when she realised she wanted her life to go in a different direction.

The mother of Olive, nearly two, and Frankie, three, was being interviewed by the website about her new Barrymore Wines Rosé (yes, she has a wine business) when she veered into more uncertain territory.

“I had a really hard time a couple of months ago and kind of knew life was heading in a new direction,” she told PopSugar.

“I called someone that I really trust, respect, and believe in, because he has always been the conductor of grace. I said, ‘What’s your advice?’ And he said, ‘You put one foot in front of the other’. I hung up the phone and I thought, ‘That is why I call this person’.”

Drew and her daughter Frankie.

Kopelman and Barrymore announced their divorce in a statement on Saturday.

"Divorce might make one feel like a failure, but eventually you start to find grace in the idea that life goes on. Our children are our universe, and we look forward to living the rest of our lives with them as the first priority."

Barrymore told the website her daughters are her sole purpose for being now.

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman.

"The only thing I care about, my life's mission and the only thing that matters as of now is that my daughters know what our lives were like, how we lived, and how much I love them," she said. "For them to know that they were not just loved, but, like, ridiculously, utterly, life-alteringly loved. That's the only reason I'm here now!"

She really meant that, too -- check out her new post-relationship tattoo.

Getting a great little lifetime note on my arm

A photo posted by Drew Barrymore (@drewbarrymore) on

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