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Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman have split. The two confirmed that they are getting a divorce, but insisted that their daughters will remain their top priority.

The two told People in a statement: "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."

In October 2015, Barrymore admitted there was no instant attraction between them, when the two first met. She told InStyle: "It was never really love 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."

"At the same time, what I love about him is that he embodies the power of choice. He chooses to be a good person every day," she added.

''We've made many compromises and concessions, but when it comes to how we deliver likes and dislikes, we're polar opposites," the 41-year-old actress said. "It's still really hard."

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