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Elisabeth Moss Calls Her Short-Lived Marriage to Fred Armisen 'Extremely Traumatic and Awful and Horrible'

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | March 11, 2014 |

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | March 11, 2014 |

“It was extremely traumatic and awful and horrible,” Elisabeth Moss said of her failed marriage to former Saturday Night Live cast member, Fred Armisen, who Moss met on SNL after the night that Jon Hamm first hosted the show. In an interview with New York Magazine, Moss continued:

“Looking back, I feel like I was really young, and at the time I didn’t think that I was that young. At the same time, it turned out for the best,” she said. “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,” she added. “Hopefully. Like, that’s probably not going to happen again. I always knew that the stuff that you read is not true, but when I was in the situation and you really, actually read things that you apparently said or did that are 100 percent made up … It’s just the strange, simple thing of, that’s your heart they’re talking about, and it just … it sucks.”

It’s not the first time that Moss has spoken ill of Armisen and her marriage, and while certainly some of the comments above can be attributed to the experience of going through a divorce in the Internet age, you still have to wonder what Armisen did that made him such a bad guy?

To his credit, Armisen at least admitted in an interview with Howard Stern last year that he is a terrible husband. “I think I was a terrible husband, I think I’m a terrible boyfriend,” he said, saying that he gets “very caught up in the beginning” of his romances, but eventually gets tired of being with the same woman.

“I want it all … fast,” he admitted. “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?”

Armisen even confessed that he doesn’t like the feeling of being tied down to the same person and likes to have his freedom to date whoever he wants.

“Do you feel entitled to more women?” Stern asked.

“I don’t want to admit that out loud to myself,” Armisen said, “but that probably is it.”

So, how did he get Moss to eventually give up on their marriage?

“You sort of withdraw and you sort of get into all the things that you think make you weird,” Armisen explained of his technique, admitting that he “should go back to therapy.” “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,” he added.

Points for being honest?

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