Drew Barrymore Flying Solo for Valentine's Day

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Drew Barrymore has never put much stock in a conventional Valentine's Day, and despite being engaged (at least according to her Facebook), she's ditching boyfriend Justin Long for the holiday of love.

Justin Long and Drew Barrymore at the Golden Globe awards. (Getty)
The 34-year-old actress tries to be a loving girlfriend every day and so doesn’t want to turn the romantic festival into a big occasion, opting to spend it with her single pals instead. “I don’t really think about it very much other than just to be with the people you love," she told Self magazine. "I don’t think I’ve ever done that really conventional romantic thing.

"I like being with my friends and having a fun time. I feel so bad when that holiday makes people feel really bad, it’s not fair.”

The Whip It! director also spoke about her love of filmmaking, saying the best part of being behind the cameras is finally feeling able to put across her true self.

“Just being able to convey my own human heart into a cinematic venue," she said. "I just wanted to talk about family and life and love and friendship, and trying to find your way into empowerment in life in a way that’s also fun and funny. For me, it’s just really trying to express myself into a film.”

Drew sparked speculation she and Justin, who she has been dating for two years, were planning to marry after her relationship status on her Facebook page was reportedly changed to "Engaged."

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  • Drew Barrymore in 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Press Room
  • Drew Barrymore in 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Press Room
  • Drew Barrymore in 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Press Room
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