A Look Back at Drew Barrymore's Romantic History

Mon Sep 18 2023
By   tashi

Inside Drew Barrymore's dating history and more: The actress has been married and divorced three times!  

Known for roles in a slew of flicks, including Even After, The Wedding Singer, Never Been Kissed, Charlie's Angels, Grey Gardens, and more, Drew Barrymore's career has been a staple in Hollywood for over four decades. The quintessential West star continues to thrive in the acting world and in recent years, has ascended to television stardom; her titular talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show, has landed her four Emmy nominations so far.  

Born Drew Blythe Barrymore on February 22, 1975, in Culver City, California, to actors John and Jaid Barrymore, Drew's showbiz background barely allotted her a comfortable start in the industry. The Charlie's Angels actress was still struggling to find roles at 15, trying to make ends meet at 16, and had garnered an inapt reputation in her 20s.  

Everything to Know About Drew Barrymore's Past Relationships!  

Barrymore weathered the worst of tribulations early in her life and managed to come out of the cyclone sane and successful. But the rough start and the ultimate win aren't the only things that define the actress's life. The Charlie's Angels actress is also known for her active and somewhat, less successful romantic life.   

Drew Barrymore is an actress and talk show host.
Drew Barrymore has been married and divorced three times. Photo Source: Instagram

Drew's earliest relationship dates back to the late 80s. While climbing the steep stairs of fame as an aspiring actress, the Even After star dated Corey Feldman, and Balthazar Getty. Barry briefly dated Leland Hayward III. Although not much is known about the duo's short-lived love, the pair were allegedly engaged at a point.  

The Grey Gardens actress was linked with actor David Arquette in 1991. Although the couple denied the rumors at the time, Arquette later revealed that the pair were indeed an item. Just like her biting performances and fervor to take on versatile roles, Barrymore didn't hesitate to take chances in her love life.  

The ever-bubbly actress's strings of boyfriends kept going after her alleged split from Arquette. She was Corin Nemec in 1992, followed by another short affair with Jamie Walters. Given her active dating life, Drew had an early marriage coming for a long time. She was married to Jeremy Thomas, her first husband, for two months in 1994.    

Drew Barrymore has been married three times.
The actress was briefly married to Jeremy Thomas and Tom Green. Photo Source: Instagram

 The Drew Barrymore Show host's first notable relationship was with musician Eric Erlandson, whom she dated for almost two years. Barrymore and Erlandson reportedly met outside of a nightclub in 1994. The pair's first meet-cute was followed by a few more chance meet-ups, and before fans could get the buzz of new love birds, Drew and Erlandson had moved in together.  

The actress gushed about her relationship with the musician several times and even shared her plans to welcome kids with Eric. But as fate had it planned, they broke up in 1996. Barrymore moved on from Eric by dating Luke Wilson almost immediately after her breakup. But her relationship with Wilson couldn't have been more wild.   

Drew Barrymore was married to Jeremy Thomas.
The actress-turned-host had a wild and open relationship with Luke Wilson. Photo Source: Instagram

"I was dating [Luke], but I think he was also dating other people. It was an open relationship; we were young," the Never Been Kissed actress shared. It was an open relationship; we were young," the actress shared.   

She married her first husband, Tom Green, after a whirlwind romance in July 2001- only to call it quits within months in December. From 2002 to 2007, Barrymore was with The Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti, unarguably one of the longest relationships of her life. From mindless flings and short-term romances to enduring courtship, the actress reckoned she had grown as a person. 

While looking back at her relationship with Fabrizio, Drew said that it was a positive experience for her. Drew was smitten as a kitten while dating actor Justin Long, her co-star in He's Just Not That Into You, and Going the Distance, in 2008.  

Drew Barrymore shares two daughters with Will Kopelman.
Drew was married to Will Kopelman from 2012 to 2016. Photo Source: Instagram

Deemed to be a chaotic couple in the industry due to their on-and-off stint, Drew and Long split ways before good in 2010. However, it wasn't time down the drain as they remained close and platonic following the breakup. The Emmy-nominated star married her third husband, art consultant Will Kopelman, in June 2012.  

The duo had dated for a little over a year when they announced their engagement in January 2012. The couple welcomed two daughters, Olive, 10, and Frankie, 9, before their unexpected split in April 2016. "There was no scandal. Nothing went wrong. We tried so hard to make it work," the actress said about the divorce.  

Who is Drew Barrymore Dating?  

Since calling it quits with her third husband, Kopelman, Barrymore's once-active dating lifestyle has strangely turned dull. Could it be the devotion as a mother that has slowed down the actress's search for love or her carnal desires? Whatever the reason, we know for sure that the actress hasn't been getting any action for a while now.   

Drew Barrymore is a doting mother of two.
Barrymore shares two daughters with Kopelman. Photo Source: Instagram

The talk show host dished out her dormant dating life during a segment. Barrymore shockingly revealed that she can go years without sex- which fans took as an indication that the actress has been since her third divorce. Barrymore's clean retreat from dating headlines further amplifies the speculation.    

The actress opens up about her love life after her divorce from Will! 

The Charlie's Angels actress isn't the one to keep secrets from her fans. During an episode of her show in late 2022, Drew shared that she started dabbling in the dating pool. "Because it had been so many years, I started to get worried," said the mother of two. But much to fans' dismay, the 48-year-old actress is yet to reveal a new flame.  

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