Drew Barrymore reveals she 'unravelled' as she tried to process divorce during lockdown

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Drew Barrymore has opened up about struggling to cope with the end of her marriage amid the pandemic. (Getty Images)
Drew Barrymore has opened up about struggling to cope with the end of her marriage amid the pandemic. (Getty Images)

Like for many people, the pandemic was a tough time for Drew Barrymore, who struggled to come to terms with her divorce during lockdown.

The actress, 46, has revealed she "unravelled" as she tried to process the end of her marriage while home in New York with her children.

In extract from her new memoir Rebel Homemaker, published in Body+Soul magazine, she explained in the immediate aftermath of her separation from ex-husband Will Kopelman in 2016 it "was a hard time".

She continued: "Lightless, grey, wet, soggy days trying to find a rental apartment, wishing I could run back to California so badly, but I knew that would separate my daughters from the other half of their family, and I would do no such thing.

The actress was married to Will Kopelman from 2012 to 2016. (Getty Images)
The actress was married to Will Kopelman from 2012 to 2016. (Getty Images)

"I struggled for the next several years to try to figure out a way to make Manhattan a place where I felt comfortable.

"Then the pandemic hit. I think I slowly unravelled and yet I felt things I didn't know possible."

However, Barrymore said she felt at "home" when near daughters, Olive, nine and Frankie, seven.

She added that anywhere they are, she will "find happiness".

Barrymore, who rose to fame aged seven after being cast in the film ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, had married art consultant Kopelman in 2012.

The star recently opened up in an interview about the "messiness" of life, and how she doesn't to "relate" to "fakeness" when it comes to raising children.

Speaking to the Mail on Sunday's You magazine, she said: "I'm unguarded because I don’t want to come across as someone who has their s*** together. I’m not a total clown but I don't relate to people who glide through life or parenting.

"I relate to struggle, conquering it, the humour, the messiness of life. I can’t stand fakeness."

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