Drew Barrymore's Divorce Secrets Exposed! Inside Her Decision To 'Legally Separate' Her Family

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Apr. 4 2016, Published 6:51 p.m. ET

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Drew Barrymore opened up about her split from her husband of four years, Will Kopelman, at Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival in Pebble Beach, California, on Saturday, April 2.

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"I had a really hard time a couple of months ago and kind of knew life was heading in a new direction," the actress explained to PopSugar. "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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Barrymore called her friend's guidance "succinct," "physically productive and life-choice productive."

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The estranged exes—who have two daughters together— Olive, 3, and Frankie, 23 months— addressed the effect the split will have on their family, “sadly our family is separating legally, although we do not feel this takes away from us being a family. Divorce might make one feel like a failure, but eventually you start to find grace in the idea that life goes on. Our children are our universe, and we look forward to living the rest of our lives with them as the first priority."

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Barrymore stressed how her focus will continue to be on her two daughters. "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," Drew, 41, said. "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!"

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What do you think Drew and Will’s split will do to their family? Let us know in the comments!


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