Drew Barrymore has opened up in her first talk-show interview since her split with Will Kopelman earlier this year, and said that she felt like a 'failure'. The interview aired on Chelsea, Chelsea Handler's new Netflix series talk show.
"When you break up with somebody, you're like, 'Yeah, that didn't work.'" said Drew. But when you get divorced, you're like, 'I'm the biggest failure. This is the biggest failure. It's so shameful and hard to actually go through that, even privately."
After four years of marriage, the couple decided to call it quits, and Drew released a statement eloquently describing her feelings afterwards, and how she had eventually come to 'find grace' and happiness afterwards.
"It's a tough time. It's a hard thing to go through. It's like you're being put on a cheese-grater and every second, going, 'Ah! This wasn't the plan!'"
However what has really got her through it all of it is her support network of friends and family.
“There has been this really nice feeling of something very fluid and positive and the opposite of how I felt inside,” she said, “Everyone has just been so cool and chill and nice about everything that it quelled my own fears and demons about how we sort of have to go through things in life.”
The couple have two children together, three-year-old Olive and two-year-old Frankie. Drew explained she is taking this time to spend with her family, and her friends.
“What I do want is girlfriend time,” she said, and fortunately she’s got no shortage of friends! The actress has been leaning on friends like Cameron Diaz during this time.