Drew Barrymore to split from husband of four years

Drew Barrymore to split from husband of four years

Drew Barrymore has confirmed her marriage split.

The thrice-married actress revealed she and husband Will Kopelman are in the process of divorcing less than four years after tying the knot and insisted that their daughters, Olive, three, and 23-month-old Frankie, will remain their top priority.

In a statement to PEOPLE, they said: "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."

Drew and Will married in June 2012 but the actress previously admitted it wasn't a case of "love at first sight" when she got together with the 38-year-old art consultant.

She said: "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 has this incredible blueprint of a family that I don't have."

Drew previously wed bartender Jeremy Thomas in 1994 but their marriage last less than two months and her union with 'Charlie's Angels' co-star Tom Green in 2001 was over within five months.

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