Drew Barrymore is getting honest about her intimate life after divorcing Will Kopelman

After four years of marriage, Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman filed for divorce in 2016. The couple had two daughters while they were together and seemed to get along relatively well after their split. Ahead of the divorce, the 50 First Dates star hinted that their marriage isn’t driven by passion. “It was never really love at first sight,” Barrymore told InStyle in 2015 (via Entertainment Tonight). “Will hit a lot of my pragmatic sides,” she added. In a separate interview that same year, Barrymore spoke about how parenting had become her main focus. “I know everyone says to put your couple relationship first. But I really love that it’s all about the kids,” she told People.

Though Barrymore didn’t experience “love at first sight” with her ex-husband, she admitted the phenomenon was possible. “I don’t know what it is, but I think we’re attracted to certain people,” the daytime talk show host revealed in 2021 during a Q&A segment titled “Dear Drew” for Entertainment Tonight .

Nearly five years after their divorce, Kopelman was ready to move on when he got engaged. Barrymore was very supportive of her union and discussed why she had taken the time to get back into the dating pool. “When people say, ‘You should date,’ my response was, ‘It’s not in me,'” Barrymore said on The Howard Stern Show in 2021 (via Us Weekly). Later, Barrymore was open about why her own intimate life had been cut short.

Why Drew Barrymore chose to be teetotal

Drew Barrymore took to her blog on Oct. 16 to clarify comments she made on her talk show about not having sex. The ‘Charlie’s Angels’ actor mentioned on the show that six months without sex wasn’t a big deal. In the blog post, Barrymore discussed how post-divorce motherhood had affected her romantically. “And since I started life as a single mom, I haven’t been able to have an intimate relationship,” she wrote. Despite her statements about abstinence, the host of The Drew Barrymore Show claimed she’s still passionate about sex, but that intimate encounters are no longer a priority. “I’m just in a very different place in my life and maybe I’ll get into a relationship in the near future…but it just wasn’t my priority,” she blogged.

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Following her divorce from Will Kopelman, Barrymore said she made an effort to remain single and focus on raising their two children. “I had to remain very celibate and respectful and in a kind of state of [mourning] the loss of a nuclear family that I swore I would have for my daughters,” wrote the Fever Pitch star.

Earlier this year, Barrymore shared similar sentiments when discussing her frustration with dating apps like Raya. “Dating isn’t my top priority, so I’m a little lazy,” she told E!’s Daily Pop in April, while adding that she deletes the apps frequently.