SNL’S Fred Armisen and Abby Elliott Split
Alas, Fred Armisen and Abby Elliott’s year-long romance has come to an end. Sigh.
Sad news in the world of comedy today: Saturday Night Live honeys Fred Armisen and Abby Elliott have reportedly split. Well, there goes the likelihood of the two of them having impossibly funny children together.
Armisen, 44, and Elliott, 24, began dating in August last year after Armisen split from his wife, Mad Men’s Elizabeth Moss. Indeed, some thought that Elliot was nothing but a rebound for Armisen, since they got together only a couple of months after the dissolution of his marriage. But they carried on their romance for a year—only to have it hit the rocks this summer. A source told People, “He was away all summer filming in Portland, she was on location somewhere else. They spent a lot of time apart, and they started to grow apart.”
But the source made sure to point out that the breakup was both mutual and amicable: “They’re still good friends,” the source said. “This wasn’t a bad breakup or anything.”
Interestingly, Armisen’s marriage to Moss and his relationship with Elliott both seem to have fallen apart because of the distance involved. People reported a year ago that it was their conflicting work schedules and the lengthy times apart that caused Armisen and Moss’s marriage to end. Moral of the story: Don’t get into a long-distance relationship with Fred Armisen.
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.