Actress Drew Barrymore has called off her close to four years marriage with Will Kopelman ‘to live her own life’.
People and US Weekly reported Friday the couple have separated following three years of marriage and are headed for divorce court.
The 41-year-old actress and her husband, Kopelman, 38, with whom she has two young daughters, were living apart for several months.
The couple got married on June 2, 2012, at Drew’s bequest in California and their daughter Olive was born that September. Olive’s sister, Frankie, born in April 2014.
As per the People, the two confirmed the separation in a joint statement Saturday. They said, however, that it does not take away from them being a family.
The actress, born into one of Hollywood’s most storied families, made her acting debut at four, co-starred in one of the biggest movies of all time, E.T. at six and seemed all washed up by 21.
Barrymore later turned it all around and became not just one of the biggest and most beloved stars on the screen, but also a mother of two, a businesswoman, an author and a producer as well as an actress.Follow @gorkhapost
Sleeping in on weekends may help live longer
Sleep deprivation has been found to have numerous negative effects on a person’s health. But the new study has shown that sleeping more on the weekend might help ease health problems associated with not getting enough during the week, and even reduce the risk of an early death.
The study, published in Journal of Sleep Research by scientists from Sweden and the United States, suggested that the negative effects of a few nights of short sleep could be counteracted by staying in bed over the weekend.
The from the Stress Research Institute (SRI) at Stockholm University and the Karolinska Institute discovered that people below 65 years old who slept less than five hours on weekends had a higher risk of early death after examining medical and lifestyle data from more than 43,000 adults, following them for a period of 13 years.
For people who slept for less than five hours throughout the week but slept longer on the weekends for about nine hours, there was no increase in mortality risk. But, for people who consistently slept for less than five hours through the whole week, the mortality risk is higher.
Torbjorn Akerstedt, one of the authors of the research and a clinical neuroscience professor from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, said that the findings were consistent with previous studies on the link between sleep duration and mortality.
However, those previous studies only focused on sleep during weekdays.
“The results imply that short sleep is not a risk factor for mortality if it is combined with a medium or long weekend sleep,” the researchers wrote in the study.Follow @gorkhapost