If Drew Barrymore's free-spirited ways drove her ex away, then good riddance

Jul 20, 2016 at 12:50 p.m. ET
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It's official: Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman filed for divorce, according to the New York Daily News. The divorce is characterized as "uncontested" in the paperwork, which was filed at the Manhattan Supreme Court in New York City.

But what happened? According to reports, Kopelman wasn't a fan of her free-spirited ways.

It's been pretty common knowledge since the '80s that Drew Barrymore is a total free spirit, but apparently, that was news to her third husband Will Kopelman — and he was in for a rude awakening when he figured it out.

A source close to the couple told Us Weekly that Kopelman, by all accounts a conservative homebody, could no longer deal with Barrymore's tendency toward… well, not being a conservative homebody.

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"She's so hippie-dippy and all over the place and it started to become unbearable for him," the insider told Us Weekly in their print edition, adding that Barrymore "tried to be what Will wanted" but that due to her carefree nature, "she just isn't a normal housewife."

"Things began crumbling shortly after they were married, and the relationship unraveled over time," another source said.

"Will is this great guy from a stable family and everything she didn't have growing up, but it just wasn't making her happy."

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Part of the reason Barrymore couldn't be the perfect housewife Kopelman reportedly craved is that in addition to her duties raising the couple's two daughters, she also has several successful business ventures of her own. She has been spending more time developing her Flower Beauty cosmetics line and Barrymore Wines. So if her career — which she had long before she met Kopelman — is what drove a wedge between the two, then that's pretty crappy of him.

But Barrymore may have dropped a major hint about the status of their relationship last October at a photo shoot. When she was encouraged by the photographer to pretend she was trying to seduce her husband, she reportedly replied, "Well, we haven't had sex in over a year, so that might be tough!"

The couple announced their separation in a joint statement on April 2. They wed in 2012.

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This article was originally published on April 6 and updated on July 20.

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