Drew Barrymore Loves Her "Best Friend" Justin Long

The former couple were reunited last night on the Grey Gardens red carpet, where Drew professed her love for him

By Jennifer Cady Apr 15, 2009 6:41 PMTags

The HBO movie Grey Gardens premiered last night in New York City, and Drew Barrymore channeled her character, the staunch Little Edie Beale (before the whole living-in-a-rundown-East-Hampton-mansion-with-raccoons-and-no-electricity thing), in a glamorous beaded Alberta Ferretti dress and veiled headpiece.

But more pressing than her fabulous look—where is that ex-boyfriend she's been hanging out with againJustin Long?!

"Justin's here. He's my friend, he's supporting," Drew told E! News. "I'm so glad he's here. He's like one of my best friends and I love him and I also think he's the funniest dude on the planet."

Got that? They're just friends that love and support each other. It's kind of nice when famous people stay friends with their famous exes. It doesn't make for the best tabloid headlines, but whatever.

Besides reuniting as best friends forever, the former couple will star as a couple in Going the Distance.

"Getting to do a comedy with [Justin] is a total privilege," she continued. "We want to make a movie, you know, we want to educate and entertain in the field that we work in. But we also need escapism, and right now, I can't think of a better time for it. We just want to make a funny movie that makes people laugh."

Education, entertainment and escapism—the three E's of moviemaking.   

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