Giulio Marcocchi/Sipa; Inset: Courtesy Graff Diamonds
“I didn’t want to go to this little party, and my friend dragged me there and I met him,” the Big Miracle star tells Anderson Cooper on Friday’s Anderson. Though their initial meeting was several years ago, it wasn’t until 2011 that “things got serious.”
Now, after what Barrymore calls a romantic proposal, the two are in the midst of wedding planning — and all the fun that comes with it. “The thing that I think we’re the most excited about is … this will be such a nice year to do wonderful things together,” she says. “We like to spend time with our friends anyway, so on the auspices of this kind of a celebration, even more heightened and wonderful. What a great adventure.”
In the meantime, Barrymore also gets to show off her ring, a 4-carat sparkler from Graff Diamonds. “It’s beautiful,” she says. “[Kopelman] picked it out and he’s just got lovely taste, and it’s really fancy. I’m sort of like funky, eclectic girl so I feel like this is very fancy and I’m trying to like, you know, feel comfortable with it.”
She also needs to remind herself to stay comfortable with the planning process. “The worst thing you can do is like stress about things, and I totally fall prey to stress and lose my own advice every once in a while,” she admits. “We’ll just have a wedding, we’ll get married, it will be very calm.” Check out the clip below for more, and catch Anderson Monday through Friday at 4 p.m. EST.