It's a smart, sensible statement, too.
Now that we know Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman are divorcing, the remaining questions we had centered on their children and how they were going to face the new reality as a family — but the pair has answered that, in part.
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On Saturday morning, the now-ex couple released a joint statement about their decision to split, telling PEOPLE:
"Sadly our family is separating legally, although we do not feel this takes away from us being a family. Divorce might make one feel like a failure, but eventually you start to find grace in the idea that life goes on."
They continued, referring to their two children, Olive, 3, and Frankie, 1:
"Our children are our universe, and we look forward to living the rest of our lives with them as the first priority."
The couple had been married for nearly four years.
According to a source, the couple will likely stay in New York City as Olive enters preschool.
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