Drew Barrymore files for divorce

Published May 12, 1994|Updated Oct. 7, 2005

Less than two months after they were married, actor Drew Barrymore filed for divorce from her Welsh-born husband Tuesday, citing "irreconcilable differences."

Barrymore, 19, said the couple owned no joint property and asked that her maiden name be restored.

According to documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, the couple separated April 19, less than a month after their wedding.

Acting on impulse, Barrymore _ the granddaughter of legendary actor John Barrymore _ proposed marriage to her boyfriend of six weeks, 31-year-old Jeremy Thomas, as they strolled in a back alley near Hollywood Boulevard at 2 a.m. on March 20.

Three hours later, the couple traded vows at a bar Thomas owns in Hollywood in an offbeat ceremony conducted by a minister hired through a toll-free 24-hour wedding hot line.

"People will make jokes. That's a shame," Thomas told People, which had plastered the couple on the cover of its April 11 issue proclaiming "Exclusive: Drew's Wedding."