Elisabeth Moss, who plays the role of Peggy Olson on “Mad Men”, has opened up about her rough marriage to former “SNL” star Fred Armisen.
Moss told New York Magazine that the marriage was horrible and that she’s so glad they didn’t have any children together. Ouch!
The couple divorced in 2010 after only eight months of marriage. Elisabeth admits they should have never gotten married.
Fred and Elisabeth tied the knot just a year after meeting.
Moss said of the marriage, “It was extremely traumatic and awful and horrible. At the same time, it turned out for the best. I’m glad that I’m not there. I’m glad that it didn’t happen when I was 50. I’m glad I didn’t have kids. And I got that out of the way. Hopefully. Like, that’s probably not going to happen again.”
Moss admits she was probably too young to have married. She said, “Looking back, I feel like I was really young, and at the time I didn’t think that I was that young.”
The couple met when Moss’ Mad Men co-star Jon Hamm hosted Saturday Night Live in 2009. Armisen was the second longest running cast member of the show when he left in 2013.
In 2012, Elisabeth Moss gave an interview about how Armisen treated her during their marriage. She said, “One of the greatest things I heard someone say about him is, ‘He’s so great at doing impersonations. But the greatest impersonation he does is that of a normal person.'” Wowza!
Fred, who is now the band leader for “Late Night With Seth Meyers”, previously told Howard Stern on his radio show that he was responsible for the split.
Stern said, “She must f***ing hate you:, with Armisen replying, “I imagine so. I think I was a terrible husband, I think I’m a terrible boyfriend. I feel bad for everyone I’ve ever gone out with”.
The comedic actor explained, “I want it all – fast. I want to be married . . . the amount of girls I’ve lived with right away . . . and then somewhere around a year, two years, I get freaked out.”
Fred revealed he tried to make her break up with him, saying, “[It’s] awful . . . you sort of withdraw and you sort of get into all the things you think make you weird, like ‘I’m really into playing XBOX . . [or my] record collection.’ You sort of disappear into the things that you think are just your hobbies.”
There’s apparently no love lost from that relationship. Sounds pretty unhealthy and brutal.
Fred was previously married to Sally Timms from 1998 to 2004.
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