Did Things Ever Get Romantic Between Adam Sandler And Drew Barrymore?

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler are one of the most universally-loved duos in Hollywood. The two have starred in three movies at this point, from their first on-screen partnership on "The Wedding Singer," to the cult-favorite "50 First Dates," to their reunion in "Blended."

"The Wedding Singer" director Frank Coraci said that Barrymore and Sandler's tandem worked because they have undeniable chemistry. He recalled that the first time he saw the two of them together, he noticed their natural chemistry "right away." Speaking with E! News, he said, "That's what I think, for me, made the movie really amazing. There were so many moments to it, but the fact that they bonded like friends is what made you believe ... that [Robbie and Julia] falling in love is legitimate."

In every single one of Barrymore and Sandler's movies together, the two have played smitten lovers. They're such a believable couple on-screen that it can sometimes be hard to believe that they were never together in real life — or were they?

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler's relationship was never romantic

As much as fans would have loved to see a real romance blossom between Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, their relationship has been strictly platonic from the get-go. In an interview with Howard Stern in 2015, Barrymore swore that nothing had happened between them and nothing ever will. "I never, we never, ever, ever, ever, nothing!" she exclaimed, per People.

Barrymore is, however, in love with Sandler's talent — so much so that she practically begged him to work with her at the beginning of their years-long, on-screen partnership. In her 2015 memoir, "Wildflower," the star admitted that she had to "beg, borrow, and steal," Sandler so they could meet and discuss a potential working relationship, per Yahoo!. "I shook his hand with fervor, thanked him for meeting me, and began to plead my case to him," Barrymore recalled. "I told him that, for whatever reason, I knew that we were supposed to become a team."

In an appearance on "Chelsea Lately" in 2014, the stars reiterated that they never saw each other in a romantic light. "Not even a little! Not even like, as we say in 'The Wedding Singer,' 'Church tongue.' Nothing, really," Barrymore quipped, to which Sandler responded, "One night I screamed, 'Please look at it!'" joking of his private parts, per Us Weekly. "No, we always just hung out and had a good time. We always socialized, but we never, it's good." They believe that's the reason behind their lasting chemistry. "That's probably why we've been able to stick together all these years because there never was that awkward moment."

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler may star in another movie

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler have got the movie romance thing so on-lock that they want to do it again and again. Even though they have already starred in three films together, they're not planning on stopping. In an interview on "Watch What Happens Live" in 2018, Barrymore confirmed that they will work on their fourth in the foreseeable future.

"Adam and I have done a movie every 10 years, three decades in a row. You cannot mess with that," she said at the time, per E! News. "We will do our 10-year at 40. We just haven't figured out what it is yet." In an old guesting on "The Tonight Show," the two expressed their delight about working with each other every few years. "Every 10 years, we get to fall in love again," Barrymore mused in a song, per Time, adding, "I will still love you when you're 64." This elicited a funny response from Sandler: "I will still love you when your boobs touch the floor."

While there may be fans who feel disappointed by the fact that Barrymore and Sandler will never have a romantic relationship, it's comforting to know that they're best buddies to this day. When Barrymore presented Sandler the Best Actor Award at the National Board of Review Annual Awards, he couldn't help but gush over his movie wife. "Drew, that was amazing," a teary-eyed Sandler said at the time. "I'm glad we met and I'm glad we did all and we always make our movies together and I love you, buddy. And I love your kids and I love everything about you."