Drew Barrymore says she was ghosted after recent date
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Modern dating is tough, even for the likes of Charlie’s Angels star Drew Barrymore.
The beloved actress made an appearance on Jay Shetty’s On Purpose podcast and candidly spoke about beginning to date again after her divorce.
Despite being one of the most famous women on the planet, she’s still has had dating fiascos like everyone else - including being brutally ghosted.
Her date cut off all communication with her, despite Barrymore describing their time together as 'the best date'.
"I went on a date with this guy. I thought it was the best date. I mean it really was,” the 47-year-old revealed, explaining how they’d planned to meet up.
"We made a plan for that weekend and we were texting back and forth and it was so cute, and I was like, I really like him. What a nice guy.
"I was attracted to him. I loved his job because he was in the news business and I love news, and I'm like, 'oh my god this is so cool.'"
And then, radio silence.
"I never heard from him again. I guess that's what you call getting ghosted. I was like, whoah, that is so, that is so weird. OK," she explained.
While most of us would brush off the incident, it deeply hurt the TV host who had only recently begun dating after splitting from her husband, Will Kopelman, in 2016.
Having taken a lengthy break from dating, Barrymore finally felt she was ready to put herself out there again when the date knocked her confidence.
Like many other ghosting victims, Barrymore was left wondering what she could have done differently.
Though she no longer blames herself, the mum-of-two has been frustrated with her love life, adding that she ‘never found the one’.
"I'm really good at giving [love] to my daughters and to my friends, but I've noticed how much of my history with the romantic space, I am so stuck, and I'm the person who doesn't want to be stuck," she told listeners in an emotional moment.
Barrymore broke down as she explained that she was ‘still scared’ about dating but was trying to not be overcautious.
Tearfully, she said: "I want to know what work I can do to take my walls down, believe and trust."
Last year, the ET actress spoke to People magazine about not prioritising dating as much as she previously had done.
She explained: “I love being with my friends and I love being alone, where does dating fit in? [...] Every once in a while, I'll go on a date because it's a very human, natural thing to do.
“I've gone on dates where I'm like, 'Oh my God, why did I say yes to dinner? Because we haven't ordered yet, and I don't want to be here.'"
We feel you Drew.
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