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Drew Barrymore Drank to Cope With Divorce and Walked Via ‘Hearth’ to Get Sober

  • Drew Barrymore informed Folks she drank to deal with her 2016 divorce.
  • She stated she felt like she walked “by means of the fireplace” to get sober.
  • The “Ever After” star described life steadiness as an “elusive bitch” that “haunts” her.

In a current interview with Folks, Drew Barrymore admitted that she relapsed on alcohol when she divorced her ex-husband Will Kopelman in 2016. She stated she felt like she walked “by means of the fireplace” to “come again to life” for his or her daughters, Frankie and Olive, who are actually eight and 10 years outdated, respectively.

The speak present host started courting the artwork advisor in 2011 and so they married in an intimate ceremony at their dwelling in June 2012, Folks reported. They welcomed Olive in September of that yr and Frankie in April 2014. They introduced their divorce two years later and finalized it in months.

“Sadly, our household is separating legally, though we don’t really feel this takes away from us being a household. Divorce may make one really feel like a failure, however ultimately, you begin to discover grace in the concept that life goes on,” their joint assertion concerning the authorized divorce learn in August 2016.

Barrymore confirmed to Folks in her newest interview that there was no “scandal” concerned in her and Kopelman’s determination to divorce, however stated that this made the top of her marriage “more durable and extra complicated” to course of.

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Will Kopelman and Drew Barrymore on the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2014.

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She moved to New York to be nearer to Kopelman for her daughters however stated she discovered the years after her divorce to be “cripplingly tough” to deal with.

The actor revealed that she “broke” and drank to deal with her new actuality. “It was simply making an attempt to numb the ache and really feel good—and alcohol completely did that for me,” she admitted.

Barrymore grew up in a household of well-known actors, together with her dad and mom John and Jaid Barrymore. Life within the leisure enterprise was a pure step for her—her de ella de ella’s first hit film, “ET,” was launched when she was solely seven years outdated.

However working within the business additionally uncovered her to unhealthy grownup habits like medication and alcohol at a younger age. Barrymore has been open about her addictions to her prior to now. By 14, she had already been to rehab for medication and alcohol twice and obtained emancipated from her mom de ella after Jaid institutionalized her, in keeping with an interview she gave The Guardian in 2015.

In 2021, she revealed she had been sober from alcohol for 2 years throughout an interview with Machine Gun Kelly on her speak present, “The Drew Barrymore Show.”

Barrymore informed Folks in her December 2022 interview that although she beat her drug dependancy when she was youthful, consuming had remained “a continuing” for her.

“You can not change. You might be weak and incapable of doing what’s greatest for you,” she would inform herself. “You retain pondering you’ll grasp this factor, and it is getting the higher of you.”

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Barrymore was emancipated on the age of 14.

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The “By no means Been Kissed” star confessed that she felt like her divorce was harder for her than the entire struggles she went by means of as a child due to how a lot she cares about her daughters.

“I most likely cared a lot that I used to be solely giving to them and never taking good care of myself. It was a messy, painful, excruciating stroll by means of the fireplace and are available again to life sort of trajectory,” Barrymore admitted.

She stated that her quest to be higher for her children drove her to go to remedy and stop consuming. She additionally credit her present for giving her one thing to “pour myself into.”

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Drew Barrymore loves her ex Will Kopelman’s new spouse.

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The producer admitted that she nonetheless struggles to juggle the entire hats she wears in life. “Steadiness is an elusive bitch that haunts me. I’d love to seek out that in my 50s.”

She stated she dates generally however is grateful that Kopelman married Vogue style director Alexandra Michler in August 2021.

“These children have an instance of one of many dad and mom shifting on and rebuilding one other life for themselves. I am like, ‘Oh, I haven’t got to try this now? Good,'” she joked.

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