The ever-loveable Drew Barrymore embraces many new beginnings
By Deborah Schoeneman
Photographed by Diego Uchitel
Fashion Editor: Jessica de Ruiter
The other day, Drew Barrymore and art advisor Will Kopelman, her husband of nearly a year, were trying to figure out what to do about the dining room in their Hollywood Hills home.
“I told him, ‘Dining rooms are stupid. They shouldn’t exist. When was the last time we had a dinner party?’” Barrymore recalls. “I wish we were those people who threw seasonal cocktail parties for our friends—‘he owns a coffee place in Brooklyn and she works as a stylist.’ But we will never be that couple.’”
When Kopelman suggested they use the room for—ahem—actual family meals, Barrymore says she burst into tears. “Family dinners would never have occurred to me, and that’s what I want most,” she says. “Now it’s my life mission to figure out this room.”
At 38, Barrymore finally has what she’s always wanted: a family of her own. Kopelman, 36 this July, comes from a distinguished, tight-knit New York clan (mother Coco, is a philanthropist, father Arie is the former Chanel CEO and sister Jill Kargman is an accomplished novelist). They’re all in love with the newlyweds and their baby, Olive, born last September.
“I won the in-laws jackpot,” says Barrymore. “It might be the best karma for having one of the wackiest upbringings. I never had dinner with my mom or dad, let alone together.”
Of course, the granddaughter of legendary actor John Barrymore was only seven years old when she skyrocketed to mega-fame as the adorable little girl in E.T. And from there, well, she grew up very quickly…
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