After six years of marriage, John Mulaney and Anna Marie Tendler are getting divorced.
The couple has had their challenges of late. Mulaney has been battling addiction and is currently recovering from a relapse in December.
Tendler has indicated it was John who decided to pull the plug through a statement her rep sent to PEOPLE. “I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage, I wish him support and success as he continues his recovery.”
Even though this is the first we have heard of the split, Mulaney had asked for a divorce three months ago as he was coming out of rehab.
As for John’s reaction—we will have to wait and see. A representative for Mulaney first gave the news to Page Six. “John will not have any further comment as he continues to focus on his recovery and getting back to work.”
Fans of the couple might be a bit blindsided by the news as the John has always spoken fondly of his now ex-wife in his stand up routines and on social media.
“Happy Valentines Day to a woman who is a cross between Joan Didion and Erika Jayne. Anna, you might as well be the Sea Org, because i’d sign a Billion Year Contract to be with you… Life would be so stupid without you,” he wrote in a caption for an Instagram post in 2018.
As for now, it’s not clear if his recovery process influenced his decision to separate. Mulaney finished his 60-day stay in rehab this February and has been working on his recovery ever since.