Drew Barrymore’s Emotional Reunion with Ex-Husband Tom Green, Plus: They Recall Unique First Date
Famous exes Drew Barrymore and Tom Green met up for the first time in 15 years on her talk show “The Drew Barrymore Show.”
It was an emotional reunion for the pair, who began dating in 1999 when they made “Charlie's Angels” together, and who wed in 2001. The couple split later that year and divorced in 2002.
Drew revealed to the audience that they "haven't seen or spoken to each other in far too long.”
Tom praised her show, saying, “It is nice to see you every day bringing this burst of optimism and happiness to the world right now.”
When he passed along a “hello” from his parents Dick and Mary Jane, Drew got emotional, recalling a trip they took to his parents' lake house.
She explained, “I don't know why, but sleep is, like, it's just been, like, a weird thing for me. I remember this night just being so content. And I was at your parents' lake house and I remember hearing all their voices upstairs and I was just by myself and I was going to sleep and I was like, 'Yeah, this is what safety and contentedness feels before you're going to sleep.' And I will never forget that night, and I love your parents and I really love you and I celebrate you.”
Tearing up, she continued, “You know, when you say 20 years, it's sometimes... it's the blink of an eye, and sometimes you're like, 'Oh, my God, we've lived so much in these last 20 years.' You've had a whole life and I've had a whole life. It's just really nice to come together and check in and talk about it — it just thrills me to no end. I think the world of you and I celebrate you and I always have and I always will.”
Tom replied, “Thank you, Drew. This is really, I was so happy when you invited me on the show. It's been too long. It's nice to reconnect. We really did not talk for about 15 years, I guess, and this is really the first time we've looked at each other face-to-face in 15 years.”
Beaming, she recalled calling him and asking him to be a part of “Charlie's Angels,” and Tom remembered them hitting it off right away.
Green told her, “That was so exciting, getting to do that movie with you. And you know, we kind of sort of hit it off right away, pretty much. We had a lot of laughs together. I think one of our first dates, I think we went and bought lobsters because we both love animals and we both got lobsters and we released them into the ocean. That was what we decided to do.”
Barrymore also credited him for her “Annie Hall phase," saying, “You bought me a camera and I still have it, the Pentax K1000, and you got me started into what would become two decades full of being a real photographer, and you got me into my whole Annie Hall phase of taking photographs, which is such a beautiful art.”
“The Drew Barrymore Show” airs weekdays. Check local listings.