Just hours after Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman sadly announced their divorce following nearly four years of marriage, the actress has opened up about their split.
During a Saturday, April 2 interview with PopSugar, the 41-year-old star revealed she leaned on a close friend for advice and support prior to publicly confirming her separation from Will.
Drew and Will in November 2013. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"I had a really hard time a couple of months ago and kind of knew life was heading in a new direction," Drew told the entertainment news outlet. "I called someone that I really trust, respect, and believe in, because he has always been the conductor of grace. I said, 'What's your advice?' And he said, 'You put one foot in front of the other.' I hung up the phone and I thought, 'That is why I call this person.'"
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The mom-of-two added the advice she received from her friend at the time was both "succinct" and "physically productive and life-choice productive." "It's a kind of way in which to live, and I want to be like him. I want to be like that. I want to put one foot in front of the other," she continued.
Drew with her two daughters in December 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Drew and Will married in June 2012 and are parents to two daughters, Olive, 3, and Frankie, 1. The E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial star was previously hitched to bartender Jeremy Thomas in 1994 and filed for divorce less than two months later. She then wed comedian Tom Green in July 2001, but they split in December of that year.
"The only thing I care about, my life's mission and the only thing that matters as of now is that my daughters know what our lives were like, how we lived, and how much I love them. For them to know that they were not just loved, but, like, ridiculously, utterly, life-alteringly loved. That's the only reason I'm here now!" Drew added in her PopSugar interview.
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