Drew Barrymore Has ‘Not Been Able to Successfully Date for Almost 4 Years’ After Will Kopelman Divorce

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I am not totally sure what Valentine’s Day is supposed to feel like. But when I walked in my trailer today at work and saw that my friend @joyseaboch had put this on my mirror, I knew. I know this… I love my friends. I love my children first of course, but this day is just about love period. And if you don’t have it with a romantic partner (I’m single and have not been able to successfully date for almost four years so what do I know you ask?) I believe with all my heart in the human heart. There are just good days and bad days. Really difficult- test your will to live days. And days where you feel so alive your skin tingles and your smile might just rip your face apart until it floats right up into heaven and you want skywrite about how goddamn happy you are!!!!! But the constant love usually has been my kids and my friends. A type of love that does not require a romantic partnership and navigation. And if you want to read the best thing I have seen in a long ass time about a relationship on love, than read @elainewelteroth Instagram page today. It blew me away. And when I am ready for love I am gonna remember what she said! I have fought my way to a deeper happiness on my own, and i love being independent! It just rules. I am also lucky enough to have two young amazing kids and a full time job, and rad friends. So I’m not sitting around bummed out. I feel stupid grateful. But I’m still a romantic at heart. As for today, don’t waste the day being sad about what you don’t have! Be happy about what you do have. It’s there. I promise.

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If you didn’t have a Valentine for 2019, you were in good company: Drew Barrymore revealed that she hasn’t had one in nearly four years.

The Santa Clarita Diet star, 43, made the confession with a photo of heart-shaped love notes she received from model Joy Seaboch on her trailer mirror via Instagram on Thursday, February 14.

“Hey D.B.,” the first message read, followed by a series of other notes that read: “You are f–king amazing. … And a total BABE (duh). … Don’t doubt this even for a second today. … Joy.”

Barrymore took the opportunity to remind her followers that the holiday isn’t just for couples. “I am not totally sure what Valentine’s Day is supposed to feel like. But when I walked in my trailer today at work and saw that my friend @joyseaboch had put this on my mirror, I knew. I know this … I love my friends. I love my children first of course, but this day is just about love period,” she wrote.

The actress continued to say that while she hadn’t had much luck in the romance department as of late (“I’m single and have not been able to successfully date for almost four years so what do I know”), she still believes in the concept of love. “I believe with all my heart in the human heart,” she wrote. “There are just good days and bad days. Really difficult — test your will to live [sic] days … But the constant love usually has been my kids and my friends.”

Drew Barrymore says she hasn't successfully dated in 4 years
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Drew Barrymore during Tuesday’s January 22, 2019 show. Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images

The businesswoman concluded by saying that she has learned to accept flying solo. “I have fought my way to a deeper happiness on my own, and i love being independent! It just rules. I am also lucky enough to have two young amazing kids and a full time [sic] job, and rad friends. So I’m not sitting around bummed out. I feel stupid grateful. But I’m still a romantic at heart. As for today, don’t waste the day being sad about what you don’t have! Be happy about what you do have. It’s there. I promise.”

The Flower Films founder has been trying to find her mate, however: She confessed to Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February 2018 that her ex-husband Will Kopelman, from whom she split in April 2016, had caught her on a dating app after they called it quits. “One night I’m flying home by myself, and I’m like, ‘Screw it! I’m going to fulfill my fantasy and go on a dating app.’”

Having no luck in finding Mr. Right, Barrymore said she ditched the dating tactic … but not before Kopelman, 40, with whom she shares daughters Olive, 6, and Frankie, 4, called her out.

“I got off the site. Then I’m with my children’s father, wonderful Will, in the kitchen and he walks in and goes, ‘Why are you on Raya?’” she recalled. “I was like, ‘How do you know?! I was on it for four days, five days! How do you know I’m on Raya?!’”

Eight months prior, Us Weekly reported that the 50 First Dates star was dating the senior vice president of Maesa, which makes her Flower Beauty products, David Hutchinson, in May 2017.

She also received a floral arrangement in February 2018 from a secret suitor. “I did receive some flowers today and that was very nice,” she told Us at the time. “I shan’t say [who from], but we can say they were flowers sent to me out of love, so that was nice.”

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