In 2022, Drew Barrymore revealed that she was finally ready to start dating again — six years after she’d finalized her divorce from Will Kopelman.
Will was actually Drew’s third husband, with the former child star first getting married to Los Angeles bar owner Jeremy Thomas in 1994, shortly after her 19th birthday.
The star filed for a divorce less than two months later. In 2000, she married MTV host and comedian Tom Green after a year of dating, but they split the following year.
Drew started dating art consultant Will in early 2011 and they got married in June 2012. They welcomed their first child, Olive, three months later, and their daughter Frankie was born in 2014.
The star has not had any notable relationships since then, and in 2022 she said that she can easily go “years” without intimacy. She wrote in her blog at the time: “I’m not a person who needs sex and has to go out there and engage with people on that level.”
But it seems as though Drew hasn’t had much luck, and last week she admitted that she had become fed-up with the dating scene after turning to online apps.
However, she hasn’t given up on love entirely, and in a sneak peek at Wednesday’s episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, she reveals that she is feeling a little anxious ahead of a first date with somebody that she had matched with on an app.
When pressed for details of the date, Drew shared: “Well, first of all, the gentleman offered to pick me up, which I was so bowled over by. I was like, that’s a gentlemanly thing to do, and then we were going to go all the way downtown to this long dinner. Everyone says when you go on a date with someone, don’t do dinner — do a drink. But I don’t know better!”
“Then you go to the bathroom and you call a friend and you have them give you a surprise call,” Austin replied, he then gently asked her: “Do you want me to do that? I’ll be your friend.”
“Please be my ‘Get Out Of Here Free’ call,” Drew replied, reminding Austin of his earlier promise. Once again, he doubled down, telling her: “Yeah, yeah, just send me a text and I’ll call!”
Some also claimed that they had picked up on the chemistry between Drew and Austin, who has been dating model Kaia Gerber since 2021.
Unfortunately, we will have to wait and see if Drew ever reveals how her date with the mystery man went — and, more importantly, whether or not she ended up calling on Austin with her “Get Out Of Here Free” card.