Drew Barrymore on Life Amid Will Kopelman Divorce: ‘It’s Hard to Figure Out’

Drew Barrymore’s latest interview with Good Housekeeping provides good insight exactly what went wrong in her marriage with Will Kopelman.

In her article for the publication’s May 2016 issue, the mom-of-two expressed feelings of signs discontent when tried to rate her level of happiness. Though the interview was conducted before Barrymore, 41, announced that she had split from her husband of nearly four years, the actress was already hinting about struggling with big problems in her life.

“Yesterday I was a 10, tomorrow I might be an 8, this afternoon I might be a 3 and tonight I might be an 11. I just have a lot on my plate right now, and it’s hard to figure out the puzzle pieces for the next year of my life,” she confessed.

When Barrymore was asked to elaborate, she replied, “Oh, just work-wise, geography-wise, life-wise.”

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“I don’t think there was one moment when I knew I wanted to spend my life with Will,” she recalled of her courtship with her spouse. “It was a sweeping, fluid process. It was falling in love with his family, being ready to have a family of my own and thinking if I had a family with this family, it would be really wonderful. Sometimes there’s just a time to go for it with a good person.”

According to Barrymore, she briefly dating Kopelman back in 2008 when “the timing was wrong,” but gave their relationship a second shot in 2011. The couple wed at Barrymore’s Montecito, Calif. home in June 2012.”I thought I knew what love was, but holy cow, I did not,” she said, when asked about her husband. Barrymore then named her children — daughters Olive and Frankie — as the loves of her life. “I could never have imagined the kind of love I have for my children.”

Kopelman is Barrymore’s third husband. The actress was previously married to Jeremy Thomas and actor Tom Green.