Drew Barrymore opened up about her divorce announcement on Chelsea Handler’s first episode of her Netflix talk show, “Chelsea.”
The “Fifty First Dates” star says she has been struggling with her divorce to ex, Will Kopelman. The two released a statement last month, stating the divorce was mutual.
“Sadly our family is separating legally, although we do not feel this takes away from us being a family,” the pair said in a statement. “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.”
“I put in my statement, about [our] divorce, the word ‘failure,’ because it’s so honest,” Barrymore said on “Chelsea,” referring to the former couple’s joint statement.
The 41-year-old actress and mother explained the difference between getting out of a relationship and ending a marriage.
“When you break up with somebody, you’re like, ‘Yeah, that didn’t work,’ [but] when you get divorced you’re like, ‘I’m the biggest failure. This is the biggest failure,'” Barrymore reflected.
“It’s so shameful and hard to actually go through that, even privately.”
Barrymore and Kopelman tied the knot in June 2012 but called it quits in April 2016.