Drew Barrymore has tearful reunion with ex Justin Long: ‘I feel like we’ve been through so much together’


Drew Barrymore has reunited with his former love Justin Long.

The host of The Drew Barrymore Show47, the third season of her beloved chat show will premiere on Monday with an emotional visit from Long, 44, who she dated from 2007 to 2010.

A preview of the season premiere shows the former couple hugging before sitting down for an emotional conversation about their relationship. Dressed in a cream suit and matching platform heels, Barrymore brought tears to her eyes as she discussed their shared past.

“I feel like we’ve been through so much together,” she told Long. “When we talked and FaceTimed, I was always like, ‘You know, I’ve really grown up Justin.’ I’ve always wanted to prove to you what a different person I was than when we were dating.”

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“You were the best,” he replied.

Drew Barrymore and ex-boyfriend Justin Long have reunited on her talk show. (Photo: The Drew Barrymore Show/Ash Bean)

Barrymore delved a little deeper into their relationship, which she called “hela-nice.”

“We had so much fun, but we were more hedonistic. A little more immature. We would get together, we would break up,” she said. “It was chaos, it was hella-fun.”

“Fun chaos – well, most hedonism is fun,” the Barbarian actor agreed.

Despite their great memories, the couple eventually broke up. Has been dating for a long time Blue Crush actress Kate Bosworth, 39, since 2021, while Barrymore is a single mother of two following the divorce from husband Will Kopelman in 2016.

The talk show host has nothing but positive things to say about her time with Long, who she co-starred in He’s just not that into you. In July, Barrymore spoke about how she doesn’t understand why she and Long were so important in the public eye. However, she did explain why he is such a good catch.

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“I didn’t understand why we were once an interesting couple. I didn’t understand that. Like, what the heck? We’re not exciting,” Barrymore explained to comedian Mike Birbiglia on her talk show. Birbiglia made his film debut in go the distance, the 2010 film in which Barrymore and Long played long distance romances.

“We’re not the first people to meet on set and have a romance,” Barrymore explained, adding that she was “very much in love with Justin.”

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She added that one of Long’s best qualities is that “he’s funny. The sharpest humor. Want to know why he gets all the ladies? Well, there are a few reasons, but… he’s brilliant. He will just knock your socks off with laughter.”

Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in 2010. (Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in 2010. (Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage)

During a 2019 interview on his podcast, Life is short with Justin LongLong told Us Weekly that he would love to have Barrymore as a guest on his show.

“Talk about just enjoying talking to someone,” he explained. “She’s a great conversationalist, so of course, yes.”

Long isn’t the only ex the thrice-divorced Barrymore has reunited with on TV. She welcomed second husband Tom Green to her show in 2020, despite it being their first face-to-face appearance in 15 years.

“You’ve had a whole life and I’ve had a whole life, and it’s just really nice to get together and check in and talk about it,” Barrymore told Green.