Youngest daughter Frankie Barrymore Kopelman graduated kindergarten this past week like so many other 5-year-olds. It's a joyous and exciting time for any family when a child finished their first year of school. Both of her parents, despite being divorced, showed up to support her and took an adorable family photo together.
Barrymore and Kopelman divorced in 2016 after four years of marriage. At the time their girls were only two and three. They stayed quite mum on the details but made it clear what their intentions were. Their original statement included this line: "Our children are our universe, and we look forward to living the rest of our lives with them as the first priority." They've stayed true to their word.
Kopelman, an art consultant, posted a sweet shot to his Instagram. Blonde Frankie is sandwiched between her loving parents as each parent kisses a cheek. Today took note that even though Barrymore and Kopelman are divorced, they're able to amicably reunite for the sake of their children.
Their legal time as a family may be over but Barrymore, Kopelman, Frankie and other daughters, Olive, six, are still a family. This public display of affection is so important for other families to see. Bitter divorces and drawn out custody cases are all the rage in Hollywood. Barrymore seems to have avoided that extra added heartache. A divorce along is hard to bear, an unwilling and difficult co-parent can be devastating. But here, everyone looks so happy.
Co-parenting isn't easy. Each adult needs to put their personal issues behind them for the wellbeing of the children. Drew and Will are a great example of coming together for their family. We hope they have many easy decades of parenting their sweet girls together.
Do you co-parent? How do you manage it all? Let us know in the comments!