Is Drew Barrymore dating a famous "mystery man" she met on the celebrity dating app Raya? That's the claim in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop looked into the situation and we've learned the truth.
On Valentine's Day last month, the actress wrote an Instagram post in which she admitted, "I'm single and have not been able to successfully date for almost four years." According to Star, however, the actress has spent the past few weeks "on the hunt for a husband" by using a dating app for famous people and "making her way through a slew of Hollywood hunks."
A supposed source tells the magazine that Barrymore "knew she had to do something" about her love life, "so with the help of her friends, she jazzed up her profile with some sexy photos and sassy commentaries, and now she's getting lots of feedback. It's wonderful. It's been so long since she's gotten that kind of attention."
The questionable insider adds, "She's swimming in compliments now, and she's had a few dates with some real hunks too. She forgot what flirting was like and she's digging the romantic comments she gets." The seemingly phony source further contends there's one famous "mystery man" who's standing out, and she's looking to pursue a relationship with the unidentified star.
The magazine's story is completely made-up. During an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" last year, Barrymore recalled her bad experience trying out the dating app Raya. The actress noted that she only used it for a few days and quickly decided it wasn't for her. A few months later, Barrymore confirmed to "Entertainment Tonight" that she's "off dating apps."
Despite Barrymore herself already making it clear she's no longer using an app to find love, Gossip Cop still checked in with a source close to the actress, who assures us the tabloid's report is fabricated. We're told the actress isn't back on Raya and hasn't been developing a romance with a mystery celebrity.
Additionally, Star has already proven to know nothing about the actress's love life. Last year, Gossip Cop busted the magazine for falsely claiming Barrymore was secretly dating Kristen Stewart. Back in 2016, just one week after the actress announced her divorce from ex-husband Will Kopelman, Gossip Cop called out the publication for wrongly reporting that Barrymore was pregnant. As time has proven, she wasn't. This latest article is more fiction from the unreliable outlet.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.