But tension and disagreements over where to live brought the couple to a breaking point when they unexpectedly announced they were getting a divorce in 2016. However, they continue to co-parent and share photos of their outings and shared time on social media.
Barrymore has dismissed the idea of a fairytale marriage and what is or is not a failure of happiness, giving validation to the reality of many women’s lives. "Once upon a time ... I remember reading an article that said I had gotten my happy ending after all," Barrymore shared on Instagram. "Looking at this picture, it sure looks that way. And then, like many times in life for all of us, our plans change and our dreams are adjusted.
"But that doesn’t mean that every second wasn’t worth it. And if that DeLorean time machine pulled up every day, I would do it all over again. After all, I did get my dream. Two healthy girls. Will and I continue to marvel at what we made and try to be the best co-parents we can be. It’s not always easy and the point is … nothing in life is. But it doesn’t mean that any bitter outweighs the sweet!"