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Drew Barrymore and her husband of nearly four years, Will Kopelman, recently announced that they are calling it quits. Surely it’s a time of big transitions for the actress and mogul, but it sounds like she’s been pretty level headed throughout the process.
Drew has always been open about her relationships coming and going, and it’s no different this time around. While she and Will were in a good place together, she once explained how he appealed to her pragmatic side and provided her with a family support system that she had never had before.
Recently, in an interview with Good Housekeeping, Drew recounted some advice she got from her longtime friend, Nancy Juvonen (who happens to be married to Jimmy Fallon).
“I’d go to her about relationship advice and I’d be like, ‘I just don’t understand why this keeps happening!’ … I mean, this is exactly what happened last night. It’s just like every single time. She’s like, ‘I did notice that there’s a common denominator problem in all your relationships, and I’d like to identify it right now.’ … She’s like, ‘It’s you.’”
Those could fall as some harsh words, but it sounds like Drew has the right attitude about it. Over the weekend she attended an event called Kids Safety Day in Culver City, where she shared just how busy her two children are keeping her (Olive is three and Frankie is two). At the event, she was asked what she would say to her younger self if she had the chance now, and her answer sounded about as grounded as it could be for someone currently going through as divorce: everything is going to be okay.
“I’m so happy now, and I have such a good thing in my life with my kids and everything.”