Will Drew Barrymore convert to Judaism to marry her fiancé Will Kopelman?

Here are some new photos of Drew Barrymore and her fiancé Will Kopelman exiting KOMI Restaurant in Washington, DC. They had just done a premiere of Drew’s latest film, Big Miracle, which is… that one about the whales, right? Not important. What I really want to talk about is how Drew looks now that she’s with Will, and how she seems to have changed. Her dress is Ports 1961, and it looks like something her mother would have worn in 1973, while attending a key party in Beverly Hills. On Drew, it’s a sobering look. But that’s how she’s been ever since she got with Will – she seems more serious, less bubbly, less giggly, more mature. I can’t decide whether or not I like the idea of Drew being all grown-up. I think my mixed feelings have more to do with the idea that this is just another phase for Drew, something that she will outgrow in another year. We’ll see.

Drew appeared on Good Morning America a few days ago, and she talked about her wedding plans, which aren’t much at this stage – Drew said she’s still in the “daydreaming” part of wedding planning. Blah – you can read more about it here. But here’s a story that I did find interesting – will Drew convert to Judaism for Will?

There is no doubt free-spirited actress Drew Barrymore is a convert to love with her recent engagement, but will the union result in her conversion to Judaism?

The “Big Miracle” star is so head-over-heels with her fiancé, art consultant Will Kopelman, that she’s considering converting to his Jewish faith, a source told In Touch.

The bubbly star, 36, would have some great moral support — good friend Adam Sandler has been helping her with the process of coverting, the source told the magazine.

“Those two absolutely adore each other, so it only made sense to Drew that he will be right by her side playing an important role at her wedding,” the source said of the two funny pals.

According to the insider, Barrymore told Kopelman’s family that she plans on raising their future children in the Jewish faith. The actress’ rep has denied talk about her potential conversion.

[From NYDN]

I didn’t realize Will was Jewish – and it would make sense for Drew to convert, especially if he’s practicing and he wants to raise their kids in the faith. I don’t believe Drew is very religious currently, so she might be wide-open for conversion. Mazel tov, Drew!

Oh, and here’s a close-up of Drew’s ring:

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame.

 

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  1. someone says:

    ok call me crazy but i always get him mixed up with jessica simpson’s baby daddy. so much confusion.

    • Capella says:

      He DOES look like that Johnson guy… Is that his name?

      What I don’t get, is that how come we are not giving Drew the side-eye for the obvious movie-promotional-tricks than, let’s say Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr, Jen Aniston, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Willis, and the like?

      What? All of a sudden, Drew Barrymore has gotten engaged, RIGTH BEFORE she has a new movie to promote, that she had also co-produced and directed? How many times did Drew get engaged in her lifetime? How many times did she come close to getting married?

      I like Drew, but this selling it to the mini-van, and this time, the Jewish mini-van, every time she has a movie is a bit much. And although she is a decent actress AND director, she needs to be held accountable to the same snarking-standards as we hold the rest of Hollywood.

      I’m just saying, I would buy a single Drew Barrymore a whole lot more, or even a Drew not-so-on-the-downlow, than one who keeps on getting engaged all the time. Being in love with love does not sell it for me anymore. And with the price of movie tickets, I’d rather be sold on the quality of the movie, not Drew’s life story on repeat. Sorry, had to vent.

  2. BW says:

    If he’s that religious, he wouldn’t be marrying a divorced shiksa. Besides, you can’t just convert to Judaism because you’re marrying someone Jewish. Rabbis won’t convert you unless you actually want to be Jewish for yourself. They have to discourage you 3 times, and if you still come back and want to convert, then they will consider it.

    • Asli says:

      Saw this on ”Sex and the City”. Gotta love that Charlotte :P

    • Roma says:

      I can’t even begin with your statement, you sound so clued out and offensive.

      I have quite a few girlfriends who have converted to marry their Jewish boyfriends and of course the faith of their partner is a huge motivator and the rabbi’s understand that. I’m assuming you wrote that comment just to flame but come on.

      • ol cranky says:

        Rabbis are supposed to consider the reason a person wants to convert before accepting that person as a student and supporting their conversion. Technically, if you’re only converting to marry someone who’s Jewish – even if you want to raise your children in the faith – the rabbi isn’t supposed to encourage or support the conversion unless the person wants to convert because they accept the tenets of Judaism (that’d mean rejecting inconsistent beliefs from other religions) and would want to convert for themselves (even if they ended up not marrying the Jewish partner). It doesn’t mean it happens that way.

        It’s one thing to meet someone, become interested in their faith and learn more/convert because the religion resonates with you. It’s a whole other thing to either convert just to get married or to require someone to convert to your faith (refusing to marry them unless they convert). Judaism isn’t an evangelical religion (we also don’t think you have to be Jewish to be “moral”) so while a true desire to convert is respected (and the person is not to be referred to as a convert after it has occurred), it’s not overtly encouraged.

    • Capella says:

      BW, that is more of a SATC episode, they made it look cute while trying for empowering… But at the end, it was just Charlotte-neurotic.

      It doesn’t quite happen that way in real life, and like Christianity, there are different schools and degrees of faith, which also depends on the rabi’s school of thought and to what extent he has been “North-Americanized”.

  3. Maya says:

    She can’t maintain a relationship.
    I give the relationship less than 2 years.

  4. Asli says:

    Meh – that dress though… I hate it and love it at the same time. Odd.

  5. RocketMerry says:

    I like her so much, I’m so happy for her engagement! Although I’m not so convinced of “marriage conversions” (I always find them a bit stiff and insincere): hopefully she’ll convert for actual faith and belief.

  6. Sara says:

    Eh. Yeah, I don’t understand the whole converting to a religion just to marry someone. I wouldn’t do it and I’d be pretty suspicious if I knew someone who did.

    Maybe it just seems like character weakness if a person changes religions for someone. Makes me think of Kate Bot and Tom Cruise.

    • jc126 says:

      I totally agree. Conversion should be something, deeply, personally felt and desired, not to please a mate or on a whim.
      Being a heathen, I wouldn’t convert for anyone, wouldn’t pretend to be religious. I wouldn’t convert if I were religious (though I wouldn’t mind marrying a guy of another faith or sect if the views were compatible overall. No strict religious fanatics, in other words).

  7. keira says:

    it may be that as she learns about judaism that she finds she resonates with it. has she been involved with other jewish men?

    i was not born jewish but dated a bunch of jewish men, took an intro to judaism class and found that i loved it, and i converted and am now married to a jewish man (met him during my conversion process).

    • ol cranky says:

      can’t believe I scrolled right past this before I posted above. oops!

      • Roma says:

        For some reason I can’t reply to you up there but I agree with what you said. I think many women who convert do so because they end up falling in love with the faith as they do their partner’s family. And yes, they have to prove that it is in their heart. However at least where I am from, women marrying are often encouraged somewhat to ensure the subsequent children will be born to a Jewish mother.

        I was honestly more offended by the divorced shiksa comment BW made. Again, where I am its use is pretty derogatory.

      • ol cranky says:

        @Roma – the divorced shicksa comment WAS patently offensive. It’s comments like those that make gentiles who fall in love with Jews (and the Jews they marry and their children) feel unwelcome and ultimately break ties the Jewish community.

  8. mel says:

    The marriage will never happen.

  9. Sara says:

    Love Drew and wish her the best!

  10. Yasmine says:

    I like Drew a lot and she’s come a long way, but stories of anyone converting for their partner turn me off. I can’t help it. Honestly, you don’t need conversion for the essential things in a union: mutual respect and understanding, unconditional kindness and support, and the occasional compromise and hard work. If your partner loves their so-called traditions, then s/he can keep them and share them with the family, good times can be made with those too. BUT if a religion demands conversion as the one only way to allow and include you in your partner’s life, then screw it, why should anyone have any of it? Love and faith are universal, and I don’t need the narrow mindedness and exclusivity of my partner’s religion to find it.

  11. bria says:

    Call me crazy but I LOVE that dress. She looks great!

  12. Riri says:

    I like her so much. She has dated horrible guys or a guy who just used her for his career and she deserves love, so I am so happy for her.

    If they made the decision that the children will be raised as Jewish, then good for them and it makes total sense that she will convert.

    I think it’s very smart and good for the children to discuss these matters BEFORE the couple get married and has children and then conflict might begin and/ or one parent would feel he was wronged.

    The time to understand if there is an understanding and decisions about those important things is BEFORE the children are born and ideally BEFORE marriage.

    Good for her and I hope she finally can enjoy a real relationship and start a family soon.

  13. Jackie says:

    i like her, but it does just seem like another one of her phases.

  14. Betty K says:

    That is not a photo of KOMI. http://eater.com/archives/2010/05/11/the-obamas-enjoy-a-date-night-out-at-komi-restaurant.php

    Ate there a few years ago and think about it probably every week. I loved it so much.