Drew Barrymore Calls Couple’s ‘Miraculous’ Love Story A Real-Life ’50 First Dates’

Drew Barrymore seems struck and smitten by a real-life love story that mirrors her 2004 film “50 First Dates.”

The talk show host spotlighted People‘s “miraculous” human interest story about Andrew and Kristy Mackenzie on “The Drew Barrymore Show” Friday.

“Of course, when I saw this, I went straight to a ’50 First Dates’ place and said, we have to talk about this,” Barrymore shared on her show. “This is real.”

“,”type”:”video”,”meta”:{“author”:”The Drew Barrymore Show”,”author_url”:”https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWIj8e2_-uK1m886ADSYO6g”,”cache_age”:86400,”description”:”Gayle King & Drew Barrymore discuss today’s top stories, including this real life version of “50 First Dates.” nnSubscribe to The Drew Barrymore Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWIj8e2_-uK1m886ADSYO6g?sub_confirmation=1 nnKeep the party going with a visit to https://thedrewbarrymoreshow.comnnFOLLOW THE DREW BARRYMORE SHOWnInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedrewbarrymoreshownTwitter: https://twitter.com/DrewBarrymoreTVnFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDrewBarrymoreShownPinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/thedrewbarrymoreshownSnapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/drewbarrymoretvnTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedrewbarrymoreshow nnFOLLOW DREW BARRYMOREnInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/drewbarrymoreshownTwitter: https://twitter.com/DrewBarrymorenFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrewBarrymorenPinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drewbarrymoreshown nThe Drew Barrymore Show is daytime’s brightest destination for intelligent optimism and maximum fun, featuring everyone’s favorite actor, businessperson, mom and cultural icon, Drew Barrymore! From news to pop culture, human interest to comedy – you’ll discover it here with Drew along with the beauty and wisdom, as well as the heart and humor in life.nnDrew Barrymore & Gayle King Recall Real Life “50 First Dates” Story | Drew’s News | #Shortsnhttp://www.youtube.com/thedrewbarrymoreshow”,”options”:{“_cc_load_policy”:{“label”:”Closed captions”,”value”:false},”_end”:{“label”:”End on”,”placeholder”:”ex.: 11, 1m10s”,”value”:””},”_start”:{“label”:”Start from”,”placeholder”:”ex.: 11, 1m10s”,”value”:””},”click_to_play”:{“label”:”Hold load & play until clicked”,”value”:false}},”provider_name”:”YouTube”,”thumbnail_height”:720,”thumbnail_url”:”https://i.ytimg.com/vi/MGzZirrldIg/maxresdefault.jpg”,”thumbnail_width”:1280,”title”:”Drew Barrymore & Gayle King Recall Real Life “50 First Dates” Story | Drew’s News | #Shorts”,”type”:”video”,”url”:”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGzZirrldIg”,”version”:”1.0″},”flags”:[],”enhancements”:{},”fullBleed”:false,”options”:{“theme”:”news”,”device”:”desktop”,”editionInfo”:{“id”:”us”,”name”:”U.S.”,”link”:”https://www.huffpost.com”,”locale”:”en_US”},”slideshowAd”:{“scriptTags”:[],”otherHtml”:””},”slideshowEndCard”:{“scriptTags”:[],”otherHtml”:””},”isMapi”:false,”isAmp”:false,”isVideoEntry”:false,”isMt”:false,”entryId”:”637d348be4b062ba9eccbba0″,”entryTagsList”:”drew-barrymore,memory-loss”,”sectionSlug”:”entertainment”,”deptSlug”:”entertainment”,”sectionRedirectUrl”:”https://www.huffpost.com/entertainment”,”subcategories”:””,”isWide”:false,”headerOverride”:null,”noVideoAds”:false,”disableFloat”:false,”isNative”:false,”commercialVideo”:{“provider”:”custom”,”site_and_category”:”us.entertainment”,”package”:null},”isHighline”:false,”vidibleConfigValues”:{“cid”:”60afc111dcf87c2cd2f5d8bf”,”overrides”:{“front_page_top_videos”:{“desktop”:”60b64354b171b7444beaff4d”,”mobileweb”:”60b64354b171b7444beaff4d”},”top_media”:{“desktop”:”60b8e6bdc5449357a7ada147″,”mobile”:”60b8e701c5449357a7ada2ee”,”iphone”:”60b8e643cdd90620331bb1f6″,”ipad”:”60b8e643cdd90620331bb1f6″,”androidphone”:”60b8e699c5449357a7ada04c”,”androidtablet”:”60b8e699c5449357a7ada04c”},”anthology”:{“desktop”:”60b8e616cdd90620331bb0ba”,”mobile”:”60b8e671c5449357a7ad9f66″,”iphone”:”60b8e643cdd90620331bb1f6″,”ipad”:”60b8e643cdd90620331bb1f6″,”androidphone”:”60b8e699c5449357a7ada04c”,”androidtablet”:”60b8e699c5449357a7ada04c”},”content”:{“desktop”:”60b8e616cdd90620331bb0ba”,”mobile”:”60b8e671c5449357a7ad9f66″,”iphone”:”60b8e643cdd90620331bb1f6″,”ipad”:”60b8e643cdd90620331bb1f6″,”androidphone”:”60b8e699c5449357a7ada04c”,”androidtablet”:”60b8e699c5449357a7ada04c”}},”playerUpdates”:{“5668ae6ee4b0b5e26955d6a6″:”60d2472d9340d7032ad7e443″,”56aa41bae4b091744c0440d8″:”60e869dc7c5f3b17b6741b81″,”5841b2b5cc52c716ec6e5a7f”:”60b8e355cdd90620331ba185″,”58b5e2b8d85a10302feee895″:”60b64316b171b7444beafdb2″,”58b74698f78ced31417819ae”:”60b8e5bec5449357a7ad9b52″,”58b74ccecebcea57e2c3a3d1″:”60b8e5eac5449357a7ad9ca5″,”58cff690d85a100b9992bc39″:”60b8e616cdd90620331bb0ba”,”58cffb3fb6d9b972a49a3c9d”:”60b8e643cdd90620331bb1f6″,”58cffdd74d96935d7d6ec180″:”60b8e671c5449357a7ad9f66″,”58d03a84f78ced6518eb2fa7″:”60b643c82e76be41f112735c”,”592edf20e0fa177b0c26f7fd”:”60b8e699c5449357a7ada04c”,”5b35266b158f855373e28256″:”60b64354b171b7444beaff4d”,”5c116f29f79c4171d82b7c2a”:”60b64440b171b7444beb040b”,”5c1170fc600c9a697bf0c6b9″:”60b646102e76be41f1127ffc”,”5c47791afa1b317df8ae0c4f”:”60b8e6bdc5449357a7ada147″,”5c477987a6b48b35f164773d”:”60b8e701c5449357a7ada2ee”,”5c4779ee943c3c2a64f28371″:”60b8e747cdd90620331bb861″,”5c477a26fcd67b26879bc7c2″:”60b8e788c5449357a7ada67b”,”5d8921a78c3ae845f366c9b6″:”60ae7be5f3a7c13a30417ff9″,”58b98b00ba82aa39a6534321″:”60d0de7c9340d7032ad1146c”,”58b9d14cb6d9b96c9ec32af3″:”60d0dec19340d7032ad115a0″,”58cff8eccebcea42931e0436″:”60d0e005b627221e9d819d44″,”592edf5de0fa177b0c26f95b”:”60d0e38fb627221e9d81adcf”,”58cff72fd85a100b9992c112″:”60d0e447b627221e9d81b0da”,”56b4d34fe4b022697697c400″:”60d2472d9340d7032ad7e443″,”60b8e4c0c5449357a7ad957d”:”60e869dc7c5f3b17b6741b81″}},”connatixConfigValues”:{“defaultPlayer”:”ff7fdddc-5441-4253-abc4-f12a33fad58b”,”clickToPlayPlayer”:”d014396e-b366-4c17-aeac-3ce906fa3fd0″,”videoPagePlayer”:”f010447b-d244-4111-a314-7b4542ae4145″,”verticalPlayer”:”e58cb05a-0bc8-4210-9108-fea82726c065″},”customAmpComponents”:[],”ampAssetsUrl”:”https://amp.assets.huffpost.com”,”videoTraits”:null,”positionInUnitCounts”:{“buzz_head”:{“count”:0},”buzz_body”:{“count”:0},”buzz_bottom”:{“count”:0}},”positionInSubUnitCounts”:{“article_body”:{“count”:2},”before_you_go_slideshow”:{“count”:0}},”connatixCountsHelper”:{“count”:0},”buzzfeedTracking”:{“context_page_id”:”637d348be4b062ba9eccbba0″,”context_page_type”:”buzz”,”destination”:”huffpost”,”mode”:”desktop”,”page_edition”:”en-us”},”tags”:[{“name”:”Drew Barrymore”,”slug”:”drew-barrymore”,”links”:{“relativeLink”:”topic/drew-barrymore”,”permalink”:”https://www.huffpost.com/topic/drew-barrymore”,”mobileWebLink”:”https://www.huffpost.com/topic/drew-barrymore”},”department”:{“name”:”Entertainment”,”slug”:”entertainment”},”section”:{“title”:”Entertainment”,”slug”:”entertainment”},”topic”:{“title”:”Drew Barrymore”,”slug”:”drew-barrymore”,”overridesSectionLabel”:false},”url”:”https://www.huffpost.com/entertainment/topic/drew-barrymore”},{“name”:”memory loss”,”slug”:”memory-loss”,”links”:{“relativeLink”:”topic/memory-loss”,”permalink”:”https://www.huffpost.com/topic/memory-loss”,”mobileWebLink”:”https://www.huffpost.com/topic/memory-loss”},”url”:”https://www.huffpost.com/topic/memory-loss”}],”cetUnit”:”buzz_body”,”bodyAds”:[“

rnrn”,”

rnrn”,”

rnrn”],”adCount”:0}}”>

In the movie, Barrymore’s character Lucy has short-term memory loss due to a car accident, making her romance with Henry (Adam Sandler) a bit complicated. But each day, Henry fights for Lucy’s love for her.

Andrew and Kristy Mackenzie had been married for 37 years when they were involved in a near-fatal motorcycle accident in June, People reported earlier this month. When Andrew awoke in the hospital, he was convinced that it was 1993 due to head trauma and was unable to access any memories past that year.

“,”type”:”video”,”meta”:{“author”:”Rotten Tomatoes Classic Trailers”,”author_url”:”https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTCjFFoX1un-j7ni4B6HJ3Q”,”cache_age”:86400,”description”:”Check out the official 50 First Dates (2004) Trailer starring Adam Sandler! Let us know what you think in the comments below.n► Watch on FandangoNOW: https://www.fandangonow.com/details/movie/50-first-dates-2004/1MVbd1fc09ca0a84ceda3c873385d08bba9?ele=searchresult&elc=50%20first%20dates&eli=0&eci=movies&cmp=MCYT_YouTube_Desc nnSubscribe to the channel and click the bell icon to stay up to date on all your favorite movies. nnStarring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob SchneidernDirected By: Peter SegalnSynopsis: Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he’s finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the next day.nnWatch More Classic Trailers: n► Horror Films: http://bit.ly/2D21x45n► Comedies: http://bit.ly/2qTCzPNn► Dramas: http://bit.ly/2tefVm2n► Sci-Fi Movies: http://bit.ly/2msyb5Cn► Animated Movies: http://bit.ly/2HqZZ2cn► Documentaries: http://bit.ly/2Fs2zFdn► Musicals: http://bit.ly/2oDFckXn► Romantic Comedies: http://bit.ly/2qQVieQn► Superhero Films: http://bit.ly/2FtNZgin► Westerns: http://bit.ly/2mrOEXGn► War Movies: http://bit.ly/2qX4u18n► Trailers By Year: http://bit.ly/2qTCxHFnnFuel Your Movie Obsession: n► Subscribe to CLASSIC TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/2D01HJin► Watch Movieclips ORIGINALS: http://bit.ly/2D3sipVn► Like us on FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2DikvkY n► Follow us on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2mgkaHbn► Follow us on INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/2mg0VNUnnSubscribe to the Fandango MOVIECLIPS CLASSIC TRAILERS channel to rediscover all your favorite movie trailers and find a classic you may have missed.”,”options”:{“_cc_load_policy”:{“label”:”Closed captions”,”value”:false},”_end”:{“label”:”End on”,”placeholder”:”ex.: 11, 1m10s”,”value”:””},”_start”:{“label”:”Start from”,”placeholder”:”ex.: 11, 1m10s”,”value”:””},”click_to_play”:{“label”:”Hold load & play until clicked”,”value”:false}},”provider_name”:”YouTube”,”thumbnail_height”:720,”thumbnail_url”:”https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Q_2AbjYeSMI/maxresdefault.jpg”,”thumbnail_width”:1280,”title”:”50 First Dates (2004) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers”,”type”:”video”,”url”:”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_2AbjYeSMI”,”version”:”1.0″},”flags”:[],”enhancements”:{},”fullBleed”:false,”options”:{“theme”:”news”,”device”:”desktop”,”editionInfo”:{“id”:”us”,”name”:”U.S.”,”link”:”https://www.huffpost.com”,”locale”:”en_US”},”slideshowAd”:{“scriptTags”:[],”otherHtml”:””},”slideshowEndCard”:{“scriptTags”:[],”otherHtml”:””},”isMapi”:false,”isAmp”:false,”isVideoEntry”:false,”isMt”:false,”entryId”:”637d348be4b062ba9eccbba0″,”entryTagsList”:”drew-barrymore,memory-loss”,”sectionSlug”:”entertainment”,”deptSlug”:”entertainment”,”sectionRedirectUrl”:”https://www.huffpost.com/entertainment”,”subcategories”:””,”isWide”:false,”headerOverride”:null,”noVideoAds”:false,”disableFloat”:false,”isNative”:false,”commercialVideo”:{“provider”:”custom”,”site_and_category”:”us.entertainment”,”package”:null},”isHighline”:false,”vidibleConfigValues”:{“cid”:”60afc111dcf87c2cd2f5d8bf”,”overrides”:{“front_page_top_videos”:{“desktop”:”60b64354b171b7444beaff4d”,”mobileweb”:”60b64354b171b7444beaff4d”},”top_media”:{“desktop”:”60b8e6bdc5449357a7ada147″,”mobile”:”60b8e701c5449357a7ada2ee”,”iphone”:”60b8e643cdd90620331bb1f6″,”ipad”:”60b8e643cdd90620331bb1f6″,”androidphone”:”60b8e699c5449357a7ada04c”,”androidtablet”:”60b8e699c5449357a7ada04c”},”anthology”:{“desktop”:”60b8e616cdd90620331bb0ba”,”mobile”:”60b8e671c5449357a7ad9f66″,”iphone”:”60b8e643cdd90620331bb1f6″,”ipad”:”60b8e643cdd90620331bb1f6″,”androidphone”:”60b8e699c5449357a7ada04c”,”androidtablet”:”60b8e699c5449357a7ada04c”},”content”:{“desktop”:”60b8e616cdd90620331bb0ba”,”mobile”:”60b8e671c5449357a7ad9f66″,”iphone”:”60b8e643cdd90620331bb1f6″,”ipad”:”60b8e643cdd90620331bb1f6″,”androidphone”:”60b8e699c5449357a7ada04c”,”androidtablet”:”60b8e699c5449357a7ada04c”}},”playerUpdates”:{“5668ae6ee4b0b5e26955d6a6″:”60d2472d9340d7032ad7e443″,”56aa41bae4b091744c0440d8″:”60e869dc7c5f3b17b6741b81″,”5841b2b5cc52c716ec6e5a7f”:”60b8e355cdd90620331ba185″,”58b5e2b8d85a10302feee895″:”60b64316b171b7444beafdb2″,”58b74698f78ced31417819ae”:”60b8e5bec5449357a7ad9b52″,”58b74ccecebcea57e2c3a3d1″:”60b8e5eac5449357a7ad9ca5″,”58cff690d85a100b9992bc39″:”60b8e616cdd90620331bb0ba”,”58cffb3fb6d9b972a49a3c9d”:”60b8e643cdd90620331bb1f6″,”58cffdd74d96935d7d6ec180″:”60b8e671c5449357a7ad9f66″,”58d03a84f78ced6518eb2fa7″:”60b643c82e76be41f112735c”,”592edf20e0fa177b0c26f7fd”:”60b8e699c5449357a7ada04c”,”5b35266b158f855373e28256″:”60b64354b171b7444beaff4d”,”5c116f29f79c4171d82b7c2a”:”60b64440b171b7444beb040b”,”5c1170fc600c9a697bf0c6b9″:”60b646102e76be41f1127ffc”,”5c47791afa1b317df8ae0c4f”:”60b8e6bdc5449357a7ada147″,”5c477987a6b48b35f164773d”:”60b8e701c5449357a7ada2ee”,”5c4779ee943c3c2a64f28371″:”60b8e747cdd90620331bb861″,”5c477a26fcd67b26879bc7c2″:”60b8e788c5449357a7ada67b”,”5d8921a78c3ae845f366c9b6″:”60ae7be5f3a7c13a30417ff9″,”58b98b00ba82aa39a6534321″:”60d0de7c9340d7032ad1146c”,”58b9d14cb6d9b96c9ec32af3″:”60d0dec19340d7032ad115a0″,”58cff8eccebcea42931e0436″:”60d0e005b627221e9d819d44″,”592edf5de0fa177b0c26f95b”:”60d0e38fb627221e9d81adcf”,”58cff72fd85a100b9992c112″:”60d0e447b627221e9d81b0da”,”56b4d34fe4b022697697c400″:”60d2472d9340d7032ad7e443″,”60b8e4c0c5449357a7ad957d”:”60e869dc7c5f3b17b6741b81″}},”connatixConfigValues”:{“defaultPlayer”:”ff7fdddc-5441-4253-abc4-f12a33fad58b”,”clickToPlayPlayer”:”d014396e-b366-4c17-aeac-3ce906fa3fd0″,”videoPagePlayer”:”f010447b-d244-4111-a314-7b4542ae4145″,”verticalPlayer”:”e58cb05a-0bc8-4210-9108-fea82726c065″},”customAmpComponents”:[],”ampAssetsUrl”:”https://amp.assets.huffpost.com”,”videoTraits”:null,”positionInUnitCounts”:{“buzz_head”:{“count”:0},”buzz_body”:{“count”:0},”buzz_bottom”:{“count”:0}},”positionInSubUnitCounts”:{“article_body”:{“count”:2},”before_you_go_slideshow”:{“count”:0}},”connatixCountsHelper”:{“count”:0},”buzzfeedTracking”:{“context_page_id”:”637d348be4b062ba9eccbba0″,”context_page_type”:”buzz”,”destination”:”huffpost”,”mode”:”desktop”,”page_edition”:”en-us”},”tags”:[{“name”:”Drew Barrymore”,”slug”:”drew-barrymore”,”links”:{“relativeLink”:”topic/drew-barrymore”,”permalink”:”https://www.huffpost.com/topic/drew-barrymore”,”mobileWebLink”:”https://www.huffpost.com/topic/drew-barrymore”},”department”:{“name”:”Entertainment”,”slug”:”entertainment”},”section”:{“title”:”Entertainment”,”slug”:”entertainment”},”topic”:{“title”:”Drew Barrymore”,”slug”:”drew-barrymore”,”overridesSectionLabel”:false},”url”:”https://www.huffpost.com/entertainment/topic/drew-barrymore”},{“name”:”memory loss”,”slug”:”memory-loss”,”links”:{“relativeLink”:”topic/memory-loss”,”permalink”:”https://www.huffpost.com/topic/memory-loss”,”mobileWebLink”:”https://www.huffpost.com/topic/memory-loss”},”url”:”https://www.huffpost.com/topic/memory-loss”}],”cetUnit”:”buzz_body”,”bodyAds”:[“

rnrn”,”

rnrn”,”

rnrn”],”adCount”:0}}”>

“He knew me, but I could see him looking through me,” Kristy told the publication. “I tell you, that’s the scariest day of my life. Seeing him look through me like that, I didn’t know how I was going to get him back.”

Kristy, who suffered a mild concussion, several broken bones, and shoulder damage, was insistent that she share a room with her husband.

“They said we couldn’t room together and I begged them and begged them,” she told the magazine. “Just sitting and holding his hand was better for both of us.”

Eventually the hospital relented, and allowed them to share a room, which Kristy said led to her husband recovering his lost memories.

“Everything seemed to click,” Kristy told People. “I kept telling them, he would be better as long as we were together. I said, ‘If you let us be together, he will get better.’ And that’s when it started coming around.”

Kristy said that the experience made her want to marry “this man again” — and the couple did just that.

The pair renewed their vows in front of their children and grandchildren in North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Aug. 29.

“I never would’ve made it without her,” Andrew told People. “I’ve always said, ‘You’ve got to have a purpose and hope in life.’ And for me, the love of my life is Kristy… I’ve got hope and purpose.”

.

Leave a Comment