After the 41-year-old actress confirmed her split from husband Will Kopelman
last week, Good Housekeeping
released an interview with the mother-of-two, where she reveals her struggle to stay positive. "I first loved Nan [Jimmy Fallon's wife, Nancy Juvonen] because she loved the word 'happiness' so much. But last year, I called her with tears in my eyes, going, 'Nan! I’ve finally figured it out! It's not the word 'happiness' that's so powerful. It's the word 'choice'!'" Barrymore recalls. "Happiness is not this yellow, blithe, floating thing. It's something that takes a tremendous amount of work."