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Amy Poehler Finally Breaks Her Silence On Her Divorce From Will Arnett

Amy Poehler Finally Breaks Her Silence On Her Divorce From Will Arnett

Amy Poehler is finally breaking her silence on her divorce from fellow comedian Will Arnett.

“Imagine spreading everything you care about on a blanket and then tossing the whole thing up in the air,” the 43-year-old actress wrote in her new book “Yes Please” (via E! News). “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.”

“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. You aren’t allowed to feel special, but no one knows the specific ways you are in pain,” Amy added. “I am proud of how my ex-husband Will and I have been taking care of our children. I am beyond grateful he is their father, and I don’t think a 10-year marriage constitutes failure.”

Amy also said that the divorce was “too sad” and “too personal” to discuss further. Will and Amy first separated back in 2012.

“Yes Please” hits stores on October 28.

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  • forrest gump

    continue to be silent, shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • offtheproperty

    What else were you wrong about, dumb liberal?

  • Legally brunette

    She didn’t break her silence. She didn’t say anything personal. It’s none of our business why they divorced. Not book worthy either.

  • Gypsigirl213

    The point is that you have no idea how painful divorce is until you go through it yourself. It is this “common” thing that happens all of the time to everyone, everywhere, so the word, the notion, and the idea of “divorce” is this watered down, non-personal occurrence. The thing is, when it happens to you, it’s no longer this common, everyday thing–it is incredibly painful and personal, which is, I image, even worse when you have to go through it in front of everyone’s eyes as does Amy P. I can’t possibly fathom having to had gone through my divorce in front of the public’s ever so scrutinizing, judgmental and watchful eyes. My heart is with her, Will and the children–divorce is something I’d not wish on someone I didn’t like. And until you’ve experienced it yourself, save your judgements on how someone who is going through it is feeling. It has to be one of the most painful life experiences one will face. Be human, be kind, and show empathy to Amy, Will and the children; you never know if karma will come around and repay the kindness of thought or the judgmental, unsympathetic attitude you have.

  • Colininla

    So, to recap, she didn’t really break her silence on her divorce at all.

  • geezlouise

    Exactly. Though I do love the blanket metaphor.

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