Special skills? Drew Barrymore told why her ex-boyfriend, Justin LongShe was so successful with women.
“You want to know why he gets all the ladies? Well, there are a few reasons, but the comedy definitely is [one of them].” the 50 first dates star, 47, shared with comedian Mike Birbiglia on his “A Little Bit Extra” podcast in May, which has since resurfaced. “He’s one of the sharpest, funniest [people]he is brilliant and will knock your socks off laughing.”
“We were together for many years, I was very much in love with Justin, do you know why? Because he’s funny,” she remarked Jeeper’s Creepers actor, 44.
The actors began dating in 2007 but split in July 2008. They gave their romance another chance after starring in the 2009 romantic comedy together He’s just not that into you and 2010s Bridging the distance but broke up later that year.
Though Barrymore didn’t elaborate on those other “reasons,” she did reflect on their time together as a Hollywood couple. “I didn’t understand why we were ever an interesting couple,” she explained. “Well, that didn’t make any sense to me, like, who cares? We’re not exciting.”
The recent podcast appearance isn’t the first time the talk show host has spoken highly of her ex. Already in March 2020, paper The magazine shared a “Justin Long Approval Post” via Instagram, which caught the attention of the Unkissed Star. “Could get fired for this, but. F-k it. Justin Long tribute,” the publication captioned a series of photos of the actor.
“Your [sic] not wrong! He’s awesome,” Barrymore commented, to which Long replied, “Ah, what do YOU know?! I feel like I’m on an episode of ‘This is Your Life’ #HipMillennialReference and I’m texting you with an awesome photo booth pic I just found clean during my quarantine!”
Barrymore’s comment on how the COmet actor “gets all the ladies” is pretty accurate considering his star-studded dating history. Before dating the Poisonous Ivy Actress, Long was linked to the French supermodel Olga Kurylenko then went to date its Accepted costar Kaitlyn Doubleday from 2005 to 2007. After his split from Barrymore in 2010, Long continued to date Amanda Seyfried from 2013 to 2015 and Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry from 2016 to 2018. It was last linked Blue Swarm actress Kate Bosworth after starring in the upcoming horror movie house of darkness.
For her part, Barrymore ended their four-year marriage Will Kopelmann in 2016. The former couple share daughters Olive, 7, and Frankie, 5.
That music and lyrics star spoke in February 2019 about the challenges of single life after a long-term relationship.
“I’m single and haven’t been able to date successfully in almost four years,” Barrymore wrote via Instagram. “I believe in the human heart with all my heart. There are only good days and bad days. Really difficult – test your will to live… But the constant love has usually been my children and my friends.