In 2011, Barrymore began dating her longtime friend, art consultant Kopelman. The two got engaged in December 2011 and tied the knot six months later at their Montecito, CA, home surrounded by family and friends, including Jimmy Fallon, Busy Philipps, Cameron Diaz, and more. Barrymore, who was pregnant with the couple’s first daughter, Olive, stunned in a Chanel gown.
The couple welcomed Olive just three months after their wedding and went on to have another daughter, Frankie, in August 2015. They announced their plans to divorce in April 2016 after nearly four years of marriage and in a statement said, “Divorce might make one feel like a failure, but eventually you start to find grace in the idea that life goes on.” Since their split, Barrymore has opened up about her “tough time,” saying, “It’s so shameful and hard to actually go through that, even privately. It’s like you’re being put on a cheese grater and every second going, ‘Ah! This wasn’t the plan!'”
Speaking to Vulture in June 2023, Barrymore briefly reflected on her relationship with Kopelman, saying she sold her house in LA and moved to New York to be closer to Kopelman’s family during their time together. “I think that’s why I took the marriage so hard,” she said. “Because I was the best I could have ever been.”