Love usually doesn't happen like it does in fairy tales.
Drew Barrymore opened up about her husband, Will Kopelman, forInStyle magazine's November issue recently, where the 40-year-old revealed that she didn't realize he was "the one" right away.
"It was never really love at first sight," Barrymore admitted. "Will struck a lot of my pragmatic sides. He was someone who was always reachable on the phone, someone who was a classy human being, someone who had this incredible blueprint of a family that I don't have."
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"At the same time, what I love about him is that he embodies the power of choice," she continued. "He chooses to be a good person every day."
Barrymore, who married Kopelman in June 2012, also revealed their struggles saying, ''We've made many compromises and concessions, but when it comes to how we deliver likes and dislikes, we're polar opposites. It's still really hard.''
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On the subject of love, the actress' new memoir, Wildflower, intentionally avoids talking about Barrymore's past relationships. She says this is out of respect for her and Kopelman's daughters, 3-year-old Olive and 1-year-old Frankie.
"I felt it was inappropriate to discuss relationships and encounters I have had with another person," Barrymore said. "I consciously chose not to include those. I want this book to be a love letter to my daughters, Frankie and Olive. They don't need to know about my sex life."
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Meanwhile, Barrymore just celebrated Olive's birthday in September with a tiger cake! The Blended star posted a photo of the delicious looking treat, writing, "I just had no idea it would be the radest and most hilarious tiger cake on the planet. Happy birthday to one of my two daughters, who are, simply put, my whole universe."
Watch the video below.