Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen have called it quits after nearly eight years together.
“I had been in Los Angeles for a while, living with Fred and participating in COVID. “I honestly believe that we ended up breaking up because I wanted a swimming pool,” the Russian Doll actress, 43, said in a profile published on Friday, April 15, by The Hollywood Reporter. Despite the fact that “we love one other about as much as two people can love each other,” and that “we’re still talking all the time,” Freddy is not a fan of swimming pools.
“It might seem like a trite cause for a divorce, but during that pandemic, you’ve got to get your laps in – I’m like Burt Lancaster in The Swimmer.” So I went out and bought myself a house with a pool in Los Angeles. That, in fact, is the actual scandal. “I guess I’ve finally achieved the status of true bicoastal.”
Before their relationship became public, Us Weekly reported in August 2014 that they were dating the Saturday Night Live star, 55, after they attended a number of pre-Emmy Awards events together. The couple appeared to be “quite flirtatious” and conversed “extremely closely” throughout the evening, according to one eyewitness.
Maya Rudolph, who played matchmaker between the now-exes, was the catalyst for their initial connection.
When asked about her “Grey Gardens phase” during a September 2019 interview with Glamour, she said, “I was going through a tough road, as we all know.” She also mentioned that Rudolph, 49, and Armisen had gone by her apartment to find her chain-smoking and wearing only a silk robe and sunglasses. Then I took out a copy of [Legs McNeil’s] Please Kill Me, autographed it, and said, ‘Welcome, youngster.'” Fred is a fantastically creative moniker. Wishing you a happy birthday. ‘I hope you enjoy the book.’ “It’s still in his possession.”
The couple has yet to publicly acknowledge their separation. Lyonne and her boyfriend split their time between her New York City apartment and her Los Angeles home. At the time, she even spoke to Glamour magazine about his ability to take good care of her. It was Armisen and her friend Chloe Sevigny who picked her up from school, she said. “They’re always going to pick me up from school on time,” she added.
The Mississippi native, on the other hand, was previously married to Sally Timms, with whom he lived from 1998 to 2004. He then found love with The Handmaid’s Tale actress Elisabeth Moss, whom he married in 2009 before the couple divorced in 2011.
When asked about his relationship with Lyonne, Armisen told Vulture in June 2016 that “everything is a process to make your life better — everything.” “I’m making an effort to be less selfish. “I’d like to offer more than I’m accustomed to doing.”