Actress Drew Barrymore may be on the cover of the latest Harper’s Bazaar gushing about her boyfriend of five years, Fabrizio Moretti, 26, but Us Weekly has learned that the 31-year-old actress has ended her relationship with the Strokes drummer.
“Drew said they needed time off,” a source close to the actress tells Us.
Confirms a Moretti pal, “Fab is now living back in his old apartment.”
The pair – who hooked up in April 2002 – seemed a good match on the surface, friends say.
“Drew has always had a taste for subculture,” Barrymore pal Courtney Love tells Us.
But they had suffered some rocky times. Tongues wagged when she skipped the February 2005 nuptials of Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas; months later, the duo got in a public tiff in Santa Monica, California.
In fact, “she broke up with him twice before this,” says a Barrymore insider.
At issue? Clashing personalities.
“He’s younger, and she’s more worldly,” says a source of Barrymore. “He doesn’t like the Hollywood stuff. He doesn’t get her friends.”
But don’t count them out just yet, adds the source. “This is exactly what happened last time they took a break.”
After all, Barrymore couldn’t say enough about her man in the interview with February’s Bazaar.
“Right now I’m in a phase of ‘I’m not even your girlfriend. I’m your best friend who is madly in love with you,’” she bubbled to the mag. “The longest I’ve ever been with someone was like two to three years, so I’m in uncharted waters. Right now I’m more into championing him as a human being than gushing love for him.”
Maybe the actress will take her own advice and revamp their love life. “You need to reinvent your relationship if you want to continue being together,” she opined in the article.
Reps for both declined to comment.
Posted Wednesday, January 10th, 2007 at 9:09am
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