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Drew Barrymore officially files for divorce from Will Kopelman

Published 16/07/2016

Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore has reportedly officially filed for divorce from her husband Will Kopelman.

Drew Barrymore is reportedly moving ahead with her plans to divorce husband Will Kopelman.

The actress and producer filed official divorce papers at the Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday (15Jul16), according to the New York Daily News.

The pair, who are parents to daughters Olive, three, and Frankie, two, appear to be proceeding amicably, as the divorce is reportedly marked as “uncontested” in court documents. Charlie’s Angels star Drew, 41, and art consultant Will, 39, started dating in 2011, and married in 2012.

In early April (16), they announced their separation in a joint statement, which insisted that despite calling it quits on, their family would remain intact and they were prioritising the needs of their girls.

"Sadly our family is separating legally, although we do not feel this takes away from us being a family," they said. "Divorce might make one feel like a failure, but eventually you start to find grace in the idea that life goes on."

In the months that followed, the Blended star has done her part in moving upward and onward, her social media presence hallmarked by time spent with her children and loved ones. 

But when she appeared on Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show in May (16), Drew offered a remarkably candid glimpse into the struggles she's recently faced.

"When you break up with somebody, you're like, 'Yeah, that didn't work,' (but) when you get divorced you're like, 'I'm the biggest failure. This is the biggest failure,'" she reflected.

"It's so shameful and hard to actually go through that, even privately."

This was Drew's third marriage. She was married to bar owner Jeremy Thomas for just weeks in 1994, and comedian Tom Green filed for divorce months after they got hitched in July, 2001. The split was finalised in October, 2002.

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