Amy Poehler Breaks Silence About Will Arnett Split: “Divorce Really Sucks”

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Amy Poehler Will Arnett Divorce Yes Please

By Michael Lewittes

Amy Poehler Will Arnett Divorce Yes Please

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Amy Poehler breaks her silence about her split from Will Arnett in her upcoming memoir, “Yes Please,” in which she describes how alone she felt during their divorce.

Poehler and Arnett separated in 2012 after nine years of marriage, with the actor filing for divorce almost two years later.

“Imagine spreading everything you care about on a blanket and then tossing the whole thing up in the air,” Poehler writes in an excerpt obtained by Hello! magazine. “The process of divorce is about loading that blanket, throwing it up, watching it all spin, and worrying what stuff will break when it lands.”

The “Parks and Recreation” star says the details of their breakup are “too sad” and “too personal” to discuss, but adds, “When you are a person going through a divorce you feel incredibly alone, yet you are constantly reminded by society of how frequently divorce happens and how common it has become.” She continues, “You aren’t allowed to feel special, but no one knows the specific ways you are in pain.”

Poehler, who is raising two sons, Archie and Abel, with Arnett, reveals that she’s “proud” of how they take care of their children, writing, “I am beyond grateful he is their father. I don’t think a ten-year marriage constitutes failure,” she notes before adding, “Getting a divorce really sucks.”

Poehler also opens up in the book about her relationship with fellow comedian, Nick Kroll, explaining,”I have a boyfriend who knows how to settle me. He puts his hand on my chest and tells me boring stories.” She recalls, “On one of our first nights together I woke up apologizing for my snoring and he pulled out two earplugs he had worn to bed so he could hear what I was saying. It was one of the most romantic gestures I have ever seen.”

“Yes Please” goes on sale on October 28.

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