Are Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman getting back together? That's what one of the tabloids is claiming. Gossip Cop looked into the claim and we can now bust the story.
Barrymore and Kopelman's divorce was finalized in 2016, a split she once said was her "worst nightmare." But now according to OK!, her "most perfect daydream is coming true." The gossip magazine alleges the former spouses aren't merely "giving their love another go," but actually planning to walk down the aisle again. "Word is they're getting remarried and they're super excited," a so-called "friend" is quoted as saying.
It's worth noting, however, that "word is" is one of those telltale phrases tabloids use to distance itself from an allegation. If this was a real "friend" of Barrymore and Kopelman's, they would know for sure what's going on and not just what the "word is," which is basically just hearsay. Furthermore, a legitimate "friend" wouldn't be talking about the pair to the gossip media at all.
But this purported pal goes on to contend, "They don't want anything fancy, just to repeat their original vows in front of a judge and begin a new life together." The outlet further claims, "After the quiet City Hall ceremony, the parents of daughters Olive and Frankie plan to jet to Ireland for a cozy honeymoon." Yet no date for the alleged nuptials is given.
The publication points out that Barrymore and Kopelman have been successfully raising their kids together since their breakup, with the actress "posting selfies of the pair coparenting on Mother's Day and on their Christmas vacation in Idaho." That, claims the tabloid, is where the "romantic spark was rekindled." But while it's true Barrymore and Kopelman celebrated Christmas together with their kids, the time they spend together shouldn't be misconstrued as a marital reconciliation at this point.
In fact, on Friday's episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Barrymore revealed she and her ex are both on the dating app Raya. Of course, if they were back together and remarrying, there'd be no need for either of them to use such a service. And during the interview, she gave no suggestion of a romantic reunion, referring to Kopelman as "my children's father."
It was also clear at the start of the segment that the star is currently single, as she and the talk show host joked about a false tabloid story that claimed Barrymore was begging DeGeneres to find her a girlfriend. Suffice it to say, if and when her relationship status actually changes, it won't be gossip magazines breaking the news.
Gossip Cop believes there to be elements of truth, but the story is ultimately misleading.