Drew Barrymore officially filed for divorce from her art consultant husband in New York on Friday. The couple announced in April that they had separated.
Actress Barrymore and art consultant Will Kopelman, the son of former Chanel CEO, Arie Kopelman, began dating in early 2011. They married in June 2012, and have two daughters: Olive, 3 and Frankie, 2.
In 2013, Barrymore stated during an appearance on the talk show The View that she enjoys practicing Judaism, her husband’s religion. She said she is thinking of converting. “It’s a beautiful faith and I’m so honored to be around it. It’s so family-oriented [and] the stories are so beautiful and it’s incredibly enlightening. I’m really happy.”
Drew tattooed the names of her two daughters on the inside of her right wrist.
For the Charlie’s Angels star this will be her third divorce. In 1991, at the age of 16, she became engaged to Leland Hayward. A few months later this engagement was called off. In 1992 she was engaged to, and lived with, musician and actor Jamie Walters – for just one year.
In 1994, at the age of 19, she had married a bartender, from whom she was then divorced only two months later.
In July 2001 she wed MTV host and comedian Tom Green. In December of the same year he filed for divorce. A year later she met drummer Fabrizio Moretti. They enjoyed a five year relationship together.
Drew, who is now 41, and Will, who is 37, said their family would remain intact and they would continue to protect the best interest of their children.
Talking to Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show a month after the couple split up, Barrymore said “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, ‘ ” she said. “It’s so shameful and hard to actually go through that, even privately.”