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Elisabeth Moss Uses Every Terrible Adjective To Describe Her Marriage To Fred Armisen

Elisabeth Moss topless in overalls on New York Magazine cover March 2014(Photo: Cass Bird for New York Magazine)

If you can think of a negative adjective, Elisabeth Moss has probably used it to describe her brief marriage to Fred Armisen.

They’ve both made comments previously suggesting that it was less than idyllic, but it seems like the further we get from the marriage, the more free Elisabeth feels to speak negatively about it. Hey, works for me. I’m a nosy blogger and I’m fascinated by celebrity relationships.

Elisabeth and Fred met in October 2008, when Elisabeth’s Mad Men costar Jon Hamm hosted Saturday Night LiveThey were married a year after that, in October 2009, and were separated by June 2010, although Elisabeth didn’t file for divorce until September 2010, with the papers being finalized in May 2011. So that’s a grand total of about eight months of marriage, and less than two of dating. Which is actually pretty impressive when you consider what Elisabeth told New York Magazine about the whole thing basically being the worst:

“Looking back, I feel like I was really young, and at the time I didn’t think that I was that young. [She was twenty-six when they met, and twenty-seven when they got married.] It was extremely traumatic and awful and horrible.”

Yeah that’s…a lot of adjectives. And none of them sound super great. But Elisabeth is still optimistic about it, saying it could have definitely been worse:

“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.”

Elisabeth Moss and Fred Armisen attending Creative Arts Emmys September 2009

(Photo: Nikki Nelson / WENN.com)

Yeah, probably not. Especially considering that even Fred admitted he was a ‘terrible husband’ in a 2013 interview with Howard Stern:

“I think I was a terrible husband, I think I’m a terrible boyfriend. I want it all … fast. I want to be married, I want to live together … and then somewhere around a year or two years, I get freaked out. I freak out emotionally and then I actually feel like ‘Oh my God, who’s this stranger in my house?”

And once he felt that way about Elisabeth, Fred wasted no time in making their marriage miserable in hopes of getting her to give up on it:

“You sort of withdraw and you sort of get into all the things that 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 your hobbies. I feel bad for everyone I’ve gone out with.”

Yeah dude. Me too. But at least Elisabeth seems like she can hold her own with this interview and with another in 2012 where she told Page Six:

“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. To me, that sums it up.”

Damn girl. Damn. More interviews, please, because this is endlessly (and horrifyingly) fascinating.

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  • Cassandra Hough

    It took me all of 0.25 seconds to rip open a bag of peanut M&Ms and click on this story.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      I want to know EVERYTHING ABOUT IT.