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Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman welcome baby girl Olive


Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman have welcomed their first child into the world, a little girl called Olive.

Drew Barrymore was hardly known for being lucky in love, having had two divorces by the age of 27, but it seems she has finally found domestic bliss.

Having married Will Kopelman in June, the pair are now proud parents to their newborn daughter who was born towards the end of last month on September 26.

A spokesperson told Life&Style: “We are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Olive Barrymore Kopelman, born September 26th, healthy, happy and welcomed by the whole family.”

Despite Drew Barrymore growing up in the spotlight, kick-starting her career in a commercial at 11-months, the statement added: “Thank you for respecting our privacy during this most special time in our lives.”

Drew Barrymore began dating Will Kopelman, an art consultant and the son of former Chanel CEO Arie Kopelman, in early 2011, before announcing their engagement a year later and eventually marrying in June.

Drew Barrymore, 37, walked down the aisle heavily pregnant in a private Jewish ceremony at her Montecito estate in California wearing a custom Chanel gown, designed by Karl Lagerfeld.

And it seems Drew Barrymore may have found inspiration from a former role when naming her little girl.

Back in 1999, the California native loaned her vocals to the title role in a CGI animated Christmas television special called Olive, The Other Reindeer.

Other stars aboard the ship included Dan Castellaneta – otherwise known as the voice of Homer Simpson – and R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe.

The tale follows a young Jack Russell Terrier called Olive (Barrymore) who thinks she has what it takes to save Christmas after Santa cancels his annual flight because of a hurt reindeer.

Fellow celebrities to name their child Olive include Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher, and former Doctor Who actor David Tennant and wife Georgia Moffett.

Drew Barrymore formerly wed LA bar owner Jeremy Thomas in March 1994, before filing for divorce less than two months later, and Canadian star Tom Green in July 2001 – separating just five months later.