I know plenty of happy, meat and vegan/vegetarian couples, but Drew Barrymore and her boyfriend Will Kopelman — an art consultant and the son of former Chanel CEO Arie Kopelman, according to Us Weekly — are apparently not one of them.
According to Radar Online, the 36-year-old actress has decided to quit her vegetarian diet because she found sticking to the veggies "simply too hard to do on her own."
"Drew and Will have been living together, splitting their time between New York and L.A," the source added. "Drew loves taking care of Will, which includes making home-cooked meals. She'd grill a steak for Will and then fix herself a bowl of rice and beans, but that was a total drag."
Can't you just see the dramatic eye roll when the "source" emphasizes the word drag? Like being a vegetarian means eating muesli and raw tofu for the rest of your life?
So is this true? Stranger things have happened, but as far as I know, Barrymore has been rather lax about the whole veg scene over the last decade.
"I still don’t eat a ton of meat, and I don’t wear a ton of leather, but I just don’t put strict limitations on myself anymore," she told IMDB in 2002. "I don’t beat myself up. I didn’t wear certain designers because I didn’t want any animals to suffer for beauty and stuff, and so I literally was dressed by Old Navy at one point. I still shop there, happily. Urban Outfitters and the Gap, I love those stores. You need basics for stability, but eventually I got tired and wanted to play again. Dressing is like an art form — it’s so much fun."
In another interview from 2010, she was back to being vegetarian, saying the diet made her a picky eater. "I'm like a typical American teenager when it comes to my favorite foods! I love peanut butter with bananas. That's my favorite. I like grilled cheese sandwiches and I love homemade macaroni with cheese."
And now she likes steak, too.