Scoop: Drew Barrymore taking ‘one step at a time’

Drew Barrymore apparently isn’t letting an impending divorce get her down — too much.

The actress, who issued a joint statement with her husband Will Kopelman last week announcing that they’re “separating legally” after three years of marriage, attended a gourmet fair in Carmel, just hours later, to push her Barrymore wine label, E! Online reports.

In a video posted on the Instagram page of the Carmel Road Winery, joined by tasting room manager Chrissy Gray and holding a bottle of her rosé, she says, “Please come visit us here. It is a gorgeous place to be.”

Kind of explaining the split, Barrymore, 41, told the gossip site PopSugar (whose reporter thought she was covering a wine promotion): “I had a really hard time a couple of months ago and kind of knew life was heading in a new direction. I called someone that I really trust, respect, and believe in, because he has always been the conductor of grace. I said, ‘What’s your advice?’ And he said, ‘You put one foot in front of the other.’”

Barrymore and Kopelman, whose daughters are Olive, 3, and Frankie, who turns 2 on April 22, told the press that they “do not feel this takes away from us being a family.”

Sounds like the pair has been talking to Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, who famously “uncoupled” in 2014.


Jason Aldean beat Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert for entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards — a first for the singer — while Chris Stapleton cleaned house in other categories.

Aldean also won over Garth Brooks and Eric Church on Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the Associated Press reports.

Stapleton, who recently won at the Grammy Awards and 2016’s Country Music Association Awards, took home six honors Sunday: album, song, male vocalist and new male vocalist of the year. {He won twice for album and song of the year as the artist and songwriter-producer).


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Actress Lily James is 27. … Rapper-producer Pharrell Williams is 43. … Singer Paula Cole is 48. … Guitarist Mike McCready of Pearl Jam is 50. … Actress Jane Asher is 70. … Politician Colin Powell is 79. … Filmmaker Roger Corman is 90.

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