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Tuesday, 18 December, 2001, 08:38 GMT
Barrymore and Green to divorce
Tom Green and Drew Barrymore
The couple kept everyone guessing whether they had married
Comedian Tom Green is seeking a divorce from actress Drew Barrymore, less than a year after tying the knot.

Green has cited irreconcilable differences in divorce papers filed in Los Angeles County Court.

The pair kept the entertainment world guessing whether they had got married, having told the media several times they were wed, then denying it.

Drew Barrymore starred with Lucy Lui and Cameron Diaz in Charlie's Angels
Drew Barrymore starred with Lucy Lui and Cameron Diaz in Charlie's Angels
But in a statement, Green said: "Drew is a wonderful woman. I love her very much.

"I wish our marriage could have worked out. I wish her much happiness."

The couple began dating in March 2000 and claimed they would marry live on the Saturday Night Live show.


At the première of Barrymore's movie Charlie's Angels they falsely declared they had already got married.

There is still confusion as to when they actually married. It was reported they eloped to the South Pacific in March 2001 but then held a ceremony for family and friend in Malibu, California, in July.

In February, the pair were lucky to escape a blaze which gutted their LA home after Barrymore's dog Flossie woke them.

Barrymore, who found fame as the young Gertie in ET, was previously married to British bar owner Jeremy Thomas in 1994.

But the marriage ended after just 19 days.

The couple's house went up in flames in February
The 26-year-old had a far from conventional upbringing, growing up in the Hollywood spotlight.


Following her instant fame in ET she started using drugs and alcohol as young as nine years old.

But she made a comeback in the 1990s with such hits as Poison Ivy, The Wedding Singer and a memorable cameo in slasher flick Scream.

It was her own production company that made the blockbuster Charlie's Angels, with Barrymore as both star and producer.

Green, 30, is best known for the outrageous The Tom Green Show on MTV.

His film roles include Road Trip and a cameo in Charlie's Angels.

But his last film Freddy Got Fingered, which he wrote, directed and starred, was panned by critics and flopped at the box office.

See also:

13 Jul 00 | Entertainment
'Wild child' Drew settles down
13 Apr 01 | Showbiz
Barrymore and Green 'marry'
19 Feb 01 | Entertainment
Dog saves Barrymore from blaze
23 Nov 00 | Entertainment
Royal première for Charlie's Angels
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