Amy Poehler and Will Arnett, who recently celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary, have separated. Us Weekly first reported the news and Poehler’s rep confirmed it to Celebritology via e-mail. The split is reportedly amicable.
This blog routinely reports on the break-ups and divorces of famous couples. This one is more heartbreaking than most. Poehler and Arnett have made a hilarious pair offscreen and on, teaming up in movies like “Blades of Glory” and on their respective TV shows, “Parks and Recreation” and “Arrested Development.” The actors — parents to sons Archie, 3, and Abel, 2 — also seem like pretty grounded people. Together, they were one of the rare Hollywood couples who seemed to have a solid chance at a lasting marriage. As silly as it might seem to feel sad about a split between two people that we don’t truly know, it’s really sad.
Or to put it in the Twitter terms of The Blogess:
Amy Poehler and Will Arnett Split.I want to punch this day in the face.— TheBloggess (@TheBloggess) September 6, 2012
Poehler and Arnett will have to confront this situation in a high-profile way at the Emmy Awards on Sept. 23. It is devastating that as a result of their separation, we presumably won’t get to see them do a repeat of their Emmy red carpet routine from last year.
Here’s the video.
See how great they were together? Pretty great.
That’s it. Love is officially dead to me.