Drew Barrymore gets candid about 'failure' of divorce on Chelsea Handler's new talk show

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Drew Barrymore sat down with Chelsea Handler for the premiere of her Netflix talk show, Chelsea, on Wednesday, where the actress got very candid about her recent divorce.

"I put in my statement, about [our] divorce, the word 'failure,' because it's so honest," Barrymore said, referring to the joint statement she released with her ex, Will Kopelman.

In the statement, released a day after the news of their divorce first broke, they wrote, "Divorce might make one feel like a failure, but eventually you start to find grace in the idea that life goes on."

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Barrymore elaborated on the comment, explaining to Handler that there is a big difference between breaking up with someone you've been dating and ending your marriage.

"When you break up with somebody, you're like, 'Yeah, that didn't work,' [but] when you get divorced you're like, 'I'm the biggest failure. This is the biggest failure,'" Barrymore shared. "It's so shameful and hard to actually go through that, even privately."

It was Barrymore's first talk show interview since the split and the 41-year-old Blended star seemed excited to open up to Handler about the subject of her tumultuous love life.

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"It's a tough time. It's a hard thing to go through. It's like your being put on a cheese grater and every second, going, 'Ah! This wasn't the plan!'" the actress explained.

However, she revealed that one of the things that has helped her cope with the split has been the support of her friends, family and fans.

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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR NEWYORK-PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL - Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman attend the Plates for Pediatrics dinner benefiting the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health at the Mandarin Oriental, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in New York. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital)
Drew Barrymore, left, and Will Kopelman arrive at the LA Premiere of "Blended" held at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2014 file photo, Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman arrive at the Chanel Dinner celebrating the release of Drew Barrymore's new book 'Find It In Everything' at Chanel Boutique in Beverly Hills, Calif. The actress, 39, and her art advisor husband, Kopelman, 36, have welcomed their second daughter. Frankie Barrymore Kopelman was born on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, confirms Barrymoreâs rep Chris Miller. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, file)
Actress Drew Barrymore, left, and her husband Will Kopelman watch the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls play in an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Will Kopelman, left, and Drew Barrymore arrive at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
FILE - This May 10, 2012 file photo shows Will Kopelman, left, and Drew Barrymore attending the New York City Ballet's 2012 Spring Gala performance in New York. The couple welcomed a baby girl named Olive Barrymore Kopelman on Sept. 26. A statement from Chris Miller at Barrymore's production company Flower Films said the baby was born âhappy, healthy and welcomed by the whole family.â It did not provide specifics on the birth. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, file)
Actress Drew Barrymore and her fiance Will Kopelman arrive for the premiere of Big Miracle in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. Big Miracle is a film based on a true story chronicling the Reagan administration's 1988 partnership with the Soviet Union, environmentalists and oil companies to free whales - a costly and ultimately successful effort that drew international attention. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2011 file photo, actress Drew Barrymore, right, and boyfriend Will Kopelman attend The Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit tribute to Pedro Almodovar, in New York. A spokesman for the 38-year-old entertainer says Barrymore and her husband, Kopelman, are expecting their second child. Publicist Chris Miller offered no other details Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Actress Drew Barrymore sits with Will Kopelman as they watch the Los Angeles Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers in their NBA basketball game, Friday, March 25, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Actress Drew Barrymore sits with Will Kopelman as they watch the Los Angeles Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers in their NBA basketball game, Friday, March 25, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Actress Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman are seen on December 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by SBN/Star Max/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 21: Actress Drew Barrymore (L) and husband Will Kopelman arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Blended' on May 21, 2014 at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman arrives at the 2nd Annual Baby2Baby Gala at The Book Bindery on November 9, 2013 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 20: Will Kopelman and Drew Barrymore go for a walk with their baby on January 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto.com)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 11: Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman attend the Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on January 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Actors Will Kopelman and Drew Barrymore attend the New York City Ballet's Spring Gala at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on May 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman attend the Natural Resources Defense Council's Ocean Initiative Benefit Hosted By Chanel on June 4, 2011 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
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"There has been this really nice feeling of something very fluid and positive and the opposite of how I felt inside," Barrymore said. "Everyone has just been so cool and chill and nice about everything that it quelled by own fears and demons about how we sort of have to go through things in life."

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While Barrymore said that she's come to terms with the split, she balked at the idea of re-entering the dating world -- especially in the age of hook-up apps and dating apps. "What I do want is girlfriend time."

Barrymore and Kopelman, who tied the knot in June 2012, officially called it quits in April, however a source tells ET that talk of separation has been ongoing since September. The couple share two daughters, 3-year-old Olive and 2-year-old Frankie.

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For more on Barrymore and Kopelman's decision to call it quits after nearly four years, check out the video below.

New episodes of Handler's Netflix talk show, Chelsea, are set to be released every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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