If only this was an April Fools’ joke.
E! News has confirmed that Drew Barrymore and her husband of 3 years, Will Kopelman, have called it quits and will soon file for divorce. Following news of their separation, the couple issued a joint statement insisting that their daughters, Olive, 3, and 23-month-old Frankie, will remain their top priority.
“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,” the pair told People.
Word on the street is that there have been ongoing friction over where to live and that was one of the key issues that led to the breakdown of their marriage. The actress had also recently talked about experiencing postnatal depression after giving birth to her youngest child, Frankie. According to Daily Mail, the pressure of living in a foreign city and raising 2 young kids eventually took its toll.
Barrymore and her art consultant husband, Kopelman, began dating in February 2011 and tied the knot in June 2012. This marks her 3rd and longest marriage.
Her marriage to bartender Jeremy Thomas in 1994 lasted less than 2 months. Her 2nd wedding to her “Charlie’s Angels” co-star Tom Green in 2001 fell apart almost as quickly and they split after 5 months.
Guess 3rd time wasn’t a charm after all.