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Drew Barrymore says she's dating again after six years of celibacy

Callum Jones

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Drew Barrymore says she's dating again after six years of celibacy

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Actor Drew Barrymore has said that she is now dating again six years after she divorced fellow actor Will Kopelman.

The couple separated in 2016 after four years together, though they maintain a positive relationship as they have two daughters together.

Since they separated, Barrymore has maintained a period of celibacy, but that has now come to an end.

The 47-year-old opened up on her personal life on her own show - The Drew Barrymore Show - where she discussed her dating situation with her guest Whoopi Goldberg.

In this new discussion, Barrymore and Goldberg were recalling an old conservation the pair had about being single last year.

Drew Barrymore previously admitted she wasn't ready for a relationship. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo
Drew Barrymore previously admitted she wasn't ready for a relationship. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

At that point, Barrymore admitted that she was not ready to mingle just yet.

Well, that has all changed, as Barrymore announced the news on her show.

When Goldberg asked the host if she was on the dating scene now, Barrymore replied: "I am, because it had been so many years, I was getting a little worried."

Goldberg, on the other hand, admitted that she wasn't seeing anyone, though she did make a bit of a joke out of it that had the audience in stitches.

She said: "Maybe a hit-and-run is a better way to go, for now, until you say to yourself, 'Now I really want someone to just be part of this'.

"Right now, that may not be what you’re looking for, which is probably why you’re doing fine."

Goldberg did admit she was done with the dating scene 'for good' in the interview.

Only last year, Barrymore herself admitted she had no interest in a relationship and took to her own personal blog to discuss why.

Speaking on drewbarrymoreblog.com, in a post titled 'Rebels Who Love', Barrymore said: "Since entering life as a single mom, I have not been able to have an intimate relationship.

Barrymore is dating for the first time since she split with Will Kopelman in 2016. Credit: lev radin / Alamy Stock Photo
Barrymore is dating for the first time since she split with Will Kopelman in 2016. Credit: lev radin / Alamy Stock Photo

"I have had the honor and a pleasure to actually work on myself and learn what parenting is, again something I was not exactly clear on growing up and I’ve had many learning curves thrown my way.

"I’m not a person who needs sex and has to go out there and engage with people on that level. A relationship with a man has not been top of mind for me for a very long time.

"Some people can get out of a marriage or relationship and in the near future find themselves in another relationship.

"There is nothing wrong with that! Not one bit. I do not judge! I celebrate their journey! Because for some people that really works. It didn’t work for me."

Topics: TV And Film

Callum Jones
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