Actress Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman, her husband of three years, have reportedly decided to end their marriage.
It’s Over! Drew Barrymore And Will Kopelman To Separate—Inside The Reason Why They Chose To Split https://t.co/l83A00DHf7
— OK! Magazine USA (@OKMagazine) October 21, 2015
According to Radar Online, an inside source opened up to OK! magazine about the struggles that the couple experienced in the time leading up to their decision.
“They’ve been having trouble for a while now. They tried living apart, but it didn’t help — and now they’ve decided to split.”
Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman first started dating back in 2011. The longtime actress and art consultant announced the news of their engagement to the world in January of 2012, according to People magazine.
In a January, 2013, interview with Good Housekeeping, Drew opened up about her relationship with Will Kopelman — including the fact that their story was apparently not love at first sight.
According to the report, Drew and Will had actually met — and dated a few times — long before they decided to have a serious relationship with one another.
Barrymore admitted that their dates were “super-awesome,” but that she and Will “knew it wasn’t the right time.” The two later reconnected at a mutual friend’s house and chose to take things slow.
“I’m such a profound believer that timing is everything; I would tattoo that on my arm… I was so relieved. For the first time, I didn’t enter a relationship like, ‘Oh, my God! I’m so in love, let’s go forward.’ This was a much more thoughtful and slow and sober process. It felt clearheaded and rational.”
Will’s first gift to his future wife was a compass. Even though it is still not clear whether the gift represented the ability to always find her way back to him, Drew Barrymore called Will her “North Star” and said that he was her “home.”
Will Kopelman and Drew Barrymore became husband and wife on June 2, 2012, in a ceremony that took place in Montecito, California.
— NY Daily News Gossip (@NYDNgossip) June 8, 2012
Three months later, they welcomed their firstborn child — Olive Barrymore Kopelman — into the world on September 26, 2012. The couple’s second daughter, Frankie Barrymore Kopelman, was born nearly two years later on April 22, 2014.
Barrymore recently opened up about her love for the son of former Chanel CEO Arie Kopelman in an interview for the November, 2015, issue of InStyle magazine.
“It was never really love at first sight… Will struck a lot of my pragmatic sides. He was someone who was always reachable on the phone, someone who was a classy human being. Someone who has this incredible blueprint of a family that I don’t have. At the same time, what I love about him is that he embodies the power of choice. He chooses to be a good person every day.”
Drew Barrymore’s marriage to Will Kopelman was her third attempt at matrimonial bliss.
She married her first husband, 31-year-old bar owner Jeremy Thomas, when she was only 19-years-old in March, 1994.
According to People, the couple only dated for six weeks before deciding to get married at Jeremy’s bar by a minister/private detective they found through a 24-hour wedding hotline. Drew filed for divorce nearly two months later.
Drew married MTV show host and comedian Tom Green in July of 2001, but Tom filed for divorce five months later — a decision that was finalized on October 15, 2002.
In a statement issued shortly after filing for divorce, Tom Green called Drew Barrymore “a wonderful woman” that he loved very much. Green further stated that he wished their marriage could have worked out, but wished her “much happiness.”
[Image Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images]