When actress Drew Barrymore wed art dealer Will Kopelman and had two daughters, Olive (born 2012) and Frankie (born 2014), the tabloids proclaimed that the one-time “wild child” had finally settled down. Then, in 2016, they divorced — and a new type of family formed.
Drew Barrymore on family life, post-divorce: “I got two families. I went from, like, zero to two and it's a miracle and a blessing, and we do it in a way that I think a lot of other people are probably doing it, too, and sometimes, again, the road is different than what you tried to make it or what you expected and you just figure it out and figure it out with grace."
Drew Barrymore on feeling like a failure: “When you break up with somebody, you're like, 'Yeah, that didn't work.' When 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."
Drew Barrymore on the support she received while going through divorce: “Everyone has just been so cool and chill and nice about everything that it quelled my own fears and demons about how we sort of have to go through things in life.”