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Barrymore Enlists Sandler as Conversion Coach

Is it any surprise that, after going out on fifty first dates with Adam Sandler and also falling for him as a wedding singer, Drew Barrymore would say that she is close to her co-star? Of course, not. However, it’s one thing to look to a co-star for friendship and acting advice — or even romantic companionship — and entirely another to seek his services as a religious conversion coach.

But that is exactly what Barrymore is doing, according to In Touch weekly. The gossip magazine reports that Sandler, of “Hanukkah Song” fame, is guiding Barrymore, 36, in her conversion to Judaism as she prepares for her upcoming marriage to her Jewish fiancé, Will Kopelman, a 34-year-old art consultant. Let’s just hope that Sandler knows more about Judaism than how to rhyme yarmulke with Hanukkah and menorah with Dinah Shore-ah.

Barrymore’s rep is mum on the subject, but In Touch quotes a source as saying that Sandler is also going to serve as her best man at the wedding. “Those two absolutely adore each other, so it only made sense to Drew that he will be right by her side playing an important role at her wedding,” the source said.

The source, reportedly a friend of the actress, also said, “Drew, who has gotten very close to Will’s family, has told them she will raise their children Jewish.”

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