Drew Barrymore says she ‘worships’ her ex-husband’s new wife


Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman were married for four years and had two daughters, Olive, nine and Frankie, seven. They divorced in 2016. There wasn’t a lot of drama surrounding their divorce other than most of us had really hoped her third marriage would work out for Drew. But she started her talk show and seemed generally content all around, which is a sign that she did what was best for her. Although Drew has not moved on to a new romance, as far as we know, Will has. Will just got remarried to the director of fashion development at Vogue, Alexandra Michler. Drew told Dax Shepard on his Armchair Expert podcast that she couldn’t be happier for the couple. Drew went so far as to say she “worships” her daughters’ new stepmom.

Drew Barrymore can’t stop gushing about her ex-husband’s new wife.

The actress, 46, appeared on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast on Monday and spoke about ex Will Kopelman’s new wife, Alexandra Michler.

“He just got remarried actually last week to this most amazing woman,” Barrymore told Shepard. “This incredible woman Allie, and I just feel like I won the lottery with her, like, I really did. I feel like I’m lucky that there’s this new beautiful soul that came into our lives.”

Barrymore added she does not “try to be her best friend,” although Michler “knows that I absolutely worship the ground she walks on, and I’m her biggest cheerleader.”

“But I give them space,” she continued. “We hang out. We do dinners with all the kids, birthdays. We might take a trip together, we’re finding our way in a beautiful, slow, respectful manner.”

[From People]

These aren’t new feelings for Drew. She’s been this effusive since the couple got engaged. She told Howard Stern at that time that she was “president of (Alexandra’s) fan club.” I might write this off as Drew’s hippy-dippy thing, but she qualified it. Drew told Dax that she appreciates Alexandra for getting to know her daughters in a very real way and accepting the whole family, “warts and all.” I think it’s wonderful that Drew recognizes how much value Alexandra can bring to her girls and to Will. I love when blended families get along, it’s one of my soft spots.

I posted one photo of the couple below. It was taken by Will’s sister, actress Jill Kargman who wrote and starred in Odd Mom Out. You can see more photos on her IG. I am not posting them because they have Drew’s daughters in them, as they were flower girls in the wedding. Drew is pretty strict about keeping her girls off social media and off camera. She told Dax she was like “a f***ing Doberman” about it because she wants them to have a chance to just be kids and she thinks if they get in front of the camera too early, they’ll lose that. If anyone knows about losing their childhood, it’s Drew. For the record, Jill and Drew are very good friends. Jill once said Drew will be her sister for life, even after she divorced Will.




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  1. Eenie Googles says:

    What an ugly wedding dress.

    • HandforthParish says:

      It looked like someone stepped on the train and ripped the thing down her back.

      • SarahCS says:

        I’m getting a plying around with a big roll of white satin vibes. Not an actual dress. Maybe an art/fashion school project.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      Aw, I really like it, but mainly because it made for such a dramatic photo–white spilling over the landscape, acting like an arrow to draw your focus to the couple.

  2. Traci says:

    God bless them. That’s all I got.

  3. jferber says:

    She’s relieved her kids’ new stepmom is really great. Maybe she was worried as hell that it wouldn’t be a good experience for her girls. Now a sigh of relief because she can trust her kids will have a good home with either set of parents. I get it and it’s her kids she truly adores. She feels she won the jackpot because they did. I have a soft spot for all of this, too.

  4. FHMom says:

    That she worships the new wife is such a Drew thing to say. I have a soft spot for blended families, also. I hope this is all true for all of their sakes, especially the girls.

  5. Twin falls says:

    I don’t know what kind of person couldn’t get along with Drew Barrymore. She’s like a golden retriever puppy in human form.

    But, yes, that’s the dream…for all the adults to get along and be good to the the kids who didn’t ask for any of it.

  6. DaphneOG says:

    Rooting for the Justin along and Drew reunion. Love her.

  7. Case says:

    When exes and their new spouses all get along, all it does is benefit the kids and create more love for them. That’s awesome.

    • Betsy says:

      And it’s just so positive. I recognize, of course, that not every family is like this, so it’s so nice when it is!

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree. The best thing for everyone is to get along, co-parent, and be happy. It sounds like that’s where this family is, and that’s great.

  8. KinChicago says:

    Wholesome and such a relief! What a w we welcome example to set.

  9. Green Desert says:

    Drew be Drew, haha. 🙂 But it’s great she likes her daughters’ new stepmom so much. So much better for the kids. Alexandra’s wedding dress is really pretty – I know some on here disagree but I love the back!

    Also – I loved Odd Mom Out and was bummed it got cancelled! It was a sharp, funny show. Jill is great, I’d love to see her act in more stuff.

  10. Duhaa says:

    That’s cool and all but “worship”. Calm down now

    • Belly says:

      I know!

      The hyperbolic gushiness of some celebs just rubs me the wrong way. Who are you trying to convince that everything is sooooo perfect and amaaaaaazing and wonderful.

  11. sassafras says:

    I’m sure it could be intimidating for a new wife to come after Drew Freaking Barrymore! It says a lot about her character that she entered the children’s lives lovingly and respectfully and a lot about Drew’s character that she’s been welcoming and positive. So refreshing to see, all around.

  12. Justpassingby says:

    My take on it: Drew also moved on, and she’s just being super discreet about it. I love her. I hope she’s happy! 🙂

  13. Ctkat1 says:

    Drew was very open that a big reason she married Will was because she loved his family so much and knew he’d be a great father. I don’t think it was a big passionate love, I think she was looking for family and stability for her future kids and she got it from the Kopelmans.
    She and her ex seem to be strong co-parents and she’s probably going overboard a bit to make the point that there are no hurt feelings or awkwardness, but I’m sure she’s happy that he married someone who is a great stepmom to her daughters and who isn’t trying to push her out of the family. In Drew’s shoes, I’d probably be really happy and grateful too, that he married someone kind and generous rather than someone insecure and jealous.

  14. Rosa says:

    She looks good. A bit pale, needs bronzer, but still good.

  15. Sarah I says:

    I love Haagen Daaz. I miss it so much. For my health, I have given up dairy and sugar. I cheated for the first time a few weeks ago, and bought Haagen Daaz green tea ice cream. Ummmmmm. It was so good. I’m looking for something yummy, dairy and sugar free. May have to make my own.