After four years and two children together, Drew Barrymore has decided to officially call time on her marriage to Will Kopelman.

According to emerging reports from across the pond, the much-loved actress, who announced she was separating from her husband last April, made it official by initiating legal proceedings yesterday.

Insistent that the break-down of their marriage would not signal the dissolution of their family unit, the former couple asserted in a statement at the time: "Sadly our family is separating legally, although we do not feel this takes away from us being a family."

"Divorce might make one feel like a failure, but eventually you start to find grace in the idea that life goes on," they continued while reflecting on their relationship together.

"Our children are our universe, and we look forward to living the rest of our lives with them as the first priority," they added.

The decision to file for divorce appears to be a mutual one as reports confirm that the divorce is reportedly marked as 'uncontested' in court documents.

After a year of dating, the long-time friends tied the knot in 2012 before welcoming daughters Olive and Frankie.