Dating as a celebrity can be hard — Drew Barrymore found that out really fast! The 42-year-old made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, Feb. 9 and recounted the best dating app horror story: her ex-husband finding her Raya profile.
“Here’s the deal: Ever since I was a teenager and excited about the idea of dating someone, I always had fantasized about a blind date — which I had never and will never be able to have — on my side, at least,” Drew started off the story. “When the whole dating apps started, I remember eHarmony said, ‘Answer 25 questions and we will place you.’ I was like, ‘What are the 25 questions? And who would they place me with?'”
Drew and Will share two daughters, Olive and Frankie.
She continued: “I heard Amy Schumer saying she met her boyfriend on there. Then one night, I’m flying home by myself and I’m like, ‘Screw it! I’m going to fulfill my fantasy and go on a dating app! Do a blind date, but not really.’ So, I went on it and no one responded.” How do you not respond to Drew Barrymore?!
“One guy wrote, ‘What is someone like you doing on an app like this?’ I was like, ‘Is that a compliment and an insult all wrapped ambiguously and super clearly in one fell swoop? OK, there’s that,'” the mom-of-two explained to Ellen DeGeneres. “Then I texted with this one guy and I said, ‘OK, sure, if you feel inclined to go for a drink, that’d be great. But zero pressure.’ Never, ever a response.” Poor Drew!
The actress may have only been on the dating app for a short amount of time, but she had so many different failed conversations. One in particular caused her to delete her profile altogether — or so she thought! “Then there was a guy who said, ‘I can meet you from 7 to 8 p.m. I have something afterwards, so that’s my limited time window.’ I’m such a Josie Grossie from Never Been Kissed, because I’m like, ‘OK! So, I can’t do it tonight — but I’m available every night this week.’ It’s, like, as lame as it gets!” Drew said. “He writes me back and he goes, ‘Uh, I’m gone for the holidays.’ And that was it. Then he was gone.”
“So, I got off. Off the site, I mean!” Drew joked. But a few days later, she was talking to ex-husband Will Kopelman and he had some news for her. “He goes, ‘Why are you on Raya?’ I was like, ‘How do you know? I was on it for four days! Five days! How do you know I’m on Raya?’ He goes, ‘Because I just saw your profile. It came up on my phone.’ I go, ‘When?!’ And he goes, ‘Like two days ago.’ I was like, ‘Motherf–ker!’ I’m still on it! I’m still trying to get off of the site!” Too funny!