Drew Barrymore Joins Ex Father-In-Law Arie Kopelman at Event, Calls Him the 'Ultimate Grandparent'

Drew Barrymore isn't letting her recent divorce get in the way of her relationship with father-in-law Arie Kopelman

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It was an unconventional family affair for Drew Barrymore at New York Advertising Week on Tuesday.

Speaking at a panel about building online brands for companies, the actress was joined by her ex-husband Will Kopelman‘s father Arie as well as his brother-in-law, Harry Kargman.

And the three didn’t let Barrymore and Kopelman’s recent divorce get in the way of their family bond.

After Arie made a joke about not receiving royalty checks for helping Barrymore come up with the packaging details for her cosmetic company Flower Beauty, the actress was quick with a response.

“I gave you two granddaughters,” Barrymore said to a laughing crowd. “And they love their poppy.”

And after Kargman pointed out that he gave him three grandchildren with his daughter actress Jill Kargman, Berrymore admitted that Arie was quite the doting grandfather.

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“He’s the grandfather of all grandfathers,” Barrymore lovingly told the crowd at the Time Center Stage on Tuesday afternoon. “He always says there’s nothing overrated about being a grandparent and he is the ultimate grandparent.”

But Arie wasn’t about to let his former daughter-in-law off that easily.

“And you know the old joke, why are grandparents and grandchildren so close? They have a common enemy,” the vice-chairman of Chanel quickly said before laughingly adding that he was “just kidding.”

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