Will Kopelman: Meet The Former Husband of ‘The Wedding Singer’ Actress Drew Barrymore

Will Kopelman

Every love story is special in its own way. It’s a fact that every relationship and love story begins in the brightest way possible. But, few in many, start dimming and even lose its way within a short time. One similar kind of story is of Will Kopelman with actress Drew Barrymore. His married relationship for more than four years with Drew got doomed out of nowhere. 

While the marriage ended in disappointment, the good thing that happened was he walked on the stairs of fame after tying the knot with the actress. There’s something more to his story except his divorce with Barrymore. Let’s explore more about Will Kopelman, the art consultant. 

Life Before Fame 

Will Kopelman was born in New York City, USA on 7th July 1978. He was born to parents Arie Kopelman and his wife Coco Kopelman. His father Aris was the former CEO of Luxury Fashion  House Chanel whereas there’s no information regarding his mother. Kopelman has a sister named Jill Kargman who belongs to the entertainment industry. She is an actress and an author known for books like ‘The Ex-Mrs’ and ‘Momzillas”. 

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Will was raised in New York near Big Apple along with his sister Jill. He did his early schooling from New York City. Later on, he graduated from the University of Boston. Soon after his graduation, he started his career as an art consultant.

Career Highlights 

Will Kopelman has created a name for himself as an art consultant and board clients from the entertainment industry. His list of clients includes A-listed celebrities like actor Robert Pattinson, actress Zooey Deschanel, and singer Lake Bell. While he was working as an art advisor, he encountered many celebrities and maintained a good relationship with them. Eventually, he got an offer from the movie and he moved to act from his art consultant career.  

He debuted as an actor with the movie ‘Intern’ in 2001. He played the character of Andy. The story of the comedy movie revolves around and overworked and underpaid intern in a Fashion Magazine. Written by his sister Jill, the movie wasn’t a hit at the box office.

After his debut movie, he disappeared from the movie industry until 2006 when he again appeared in the movie world. He made an appearance in the movie ‘Friendly Fire’.  The movie turned out to be hit at the box office and he got noticed in the eyes of people. However, it was his last project in the entertainment industry as he hasn’t appeared in any movies after 2006.

Though he worked as an actor and art consultant, he only enlarged larger fame when he got married to actress Drew Barrymore.

Relationship with Actress Drew Barrymore 

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman

Will and The World’s Best star Drew Barrymore started dating since 2010 after knowing each other for few years. However, their relationship went through a rough patch and they parted their ways. Fortunately, they rekindled their romance and got back together. 

While throwing lights on their first meeting, it wasn’t love at first sight for them. The actress revealed:

‘It was never really loved at first sight. Will struck a lot of my pragmatic sides. He was someone who was always reachable on the phone, someone who was a classy human being. Someone who had this incredible blueprint of a family that I don’t have.”

Maybe the characteristics of Kopelman was the thing that attracted the actress toward him. They became friends at first, traveled together, noticed all their behaviors and then finally confessed their love to each other. The duo exchanged the bands in December 2011 in Sun Valley Idaho. They confirmed their relationship in January 2012 through social media. 

Will Kopelman wedding Drew Barrymore

Drew and Will finally tied the nuptial knots on June 2, 2012. The ceremony was held at Drew’s residence in Montecito, California. The wedding venue was decorated with a vintage romantic theme with vintage lace, pink flowers, and green garlands.  Among the attendees were Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Busy Philipps, and Jimmy Fallon.

For the wedding, Drew opted to wear a beautiful flower-embroidered white gown from Chanel designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Their star-studded wedding photographs were featured on the cover of many magazines including People, While the beaming bride was looking absolutely gorgeous, but what piqued the interest was something else entirely. The photos confirmed the swirling rumors that Drew were pregnant and the couple was expecting their first child. 

Kopelman’s Children 

Will Kopelman with daughters

Will and Kopelman embraced parenthood for the first time on September 16, 2012. They named her Olive Barrymore Kopelman. Noe seven years old Olive goes to school in New York City and often joins her mom on the job whenever possible. Likewise, they expanded their family of three to four and welcomed their little daughter Frankie Barrymore Kopelman on April 22, 2014. 

Everything seemed perfect between the couple and the family was spotted spending quality time together. But, on April 2, 2016, Will Kopelman and Drew released a statement announcing their plan to divorce. They commented: 

 “Sadly our family is separating legally, although we do not feel this takes away from us being a family. Divorce might make one feel like a failure, but eventually, you start to find grace in the idea that life goes on. Our children are our universe, and we look forward to living the rest of our lives with them as the first priority.”

Divorce and Co-Parenting Children Together 

After the news about their separation broke, many sources revealed that the couple’s relationship had passed through a rough patch. Many speculated that the reason behind their separation was a clash in thoughts and Drew’s postpartum depression after her second pregnancy. However, the real cause behind their separation is still unknown. They legally separated on August 3, 2016, four months after they issued the statement. 

The exes still work together for the sake of their children. While proceeding for the divorce, Will and his then-wife Barrymore made sure their two daughters won’t get any trouble. They even agreed to co-parent Olive and Frankie together. Both Olive and Frankie live together in New York at their father’s home. Drew also travels back and forth between the East and West coasts to spend time with her daughters whenever possible.

The family of four is often spotted together from going on family vacations and outings to Macy’s Thanksgiving parade. Despite they buried their romance under the divorce, they are still on good terms. Drew still supports her former husband as she used to do before. Both of them along with their two kids appear in many events and ceremonies as a family like in their daughter’s graduation. They want their kids to grow in a family environment.

Short Bio of Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, author, model, director, producer, and entrepreneur born on 22 February 1975.  She rose to fame as a child actor with her role in E.T the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982. Her roots belong to a family that boasts of popular movie and stage actors. She is the granddaughter of renowned actor John Barrymore. 

Barrymore was a drug addict when she was a teenager. She overcame her addiction and became one of the most successful actresses by proving her mettle in numerous hit movies including The Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates, Donnie Darko, Charlie’s Angeles, Music and Lyrics, Blended, and many others. Besides, acting she has also earned fame as a model for ‘Cover Girl Cosmetics’ as well as the face of Gucci’s jewelry line. 

Likewise, she debuted as a director with the movie ‘Whip it’. She is a recipient of numerous awards and accolades including the ‘Golden Globe Award’ for ‘Best Actress in a Television Film.” She has got the fortune to walk on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’. 

Drew is also a businesswoman who owns a production company ‘Flower Films’ and cosmetic and clothing line. Apart from this, she has also authored two autobiographies “Little Girl Lost” and “Wildflower”. Drew has also served as an ambassador for the “UN World Food Program” and has donated $1 million. 

Net Worth 

Will’s career as an art consultant offers him a fair sum of money to live a happening life. He resides in an apartment in  New York designed by architect Gil Schafer. The apartment is quite a lavishing one.

Will often goes on holidaying with his kids and on adventures. He pays all his bills and expenses from the amount he earns from his art consultant job. The estimated net worth of Will is said to be about $5 million as of 2019. Meanwhile, Drew Barrymore has an estimated net worth of $125 million, twenty-five times more than that of Will Kopelman.  

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