Very, very sad news to pass along today … Saturday Night Live real-life lovebirds Amy Poehler and Will Arnett have announced that they are separating after 9 years of marriage and 2 children together. No cause has been revealed but there isn’t really any reason to believe that a third party is involved … I suspect we’ll hear a reason of irreconcilable differences. What kills me the most about this split, other than the fact that Amy and Will look so cute together, is that the couple have 2 sons under the age of 5 years old — Archie who is 3½ and Abel who is only 2. Very sad, very unfortunate … but Amy and Will are dunzo :(
Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are calling it quits. The comedic stars, who wed in August 2003, are ending their marriage, a rep for both actors confirms to PEOPLE. The pair have seen happier times. In 2005, the Parks and Recreation star, 40, told PEOPLE, “He makes me feel very safe. You can have a lot of adventures if you have someone by your side.” Arnett, 42, who currently stars on NBC’s Up All Night, said that he “immediately had a talent crush” on Poehler. “The first time I saw her onstage, I said, ‘I’m gonna marry that girl,’ ” he told PEOPLE in 2009. The couple are parents to two sons – Archie, 3½, and Abel, 2. This marriage was the first for Poehler. Arnett was previously married to Penelope Ann Miller.
This is such bummer news. Altho we don’t know why the couple split as of now, we do know that the couple have been very happy in years past. The sad truth of the matter is that couples can grow apart over time. Again, we don’t know what happened here but a break-up like this is just SAD! I do wish both Amy and Will the best as they move on separately and I hope the couple takes great pains to ensure that their young sons are shielded as much as possible from their split. Ugh … so sad :(