Moss: My Marriage to Fred Armisen Was 'Traumatic'

By ANTOINETTE BUENO

March 10, 2014

Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss, 31, is opening up to New York Magazine about her brief marriage to Saturday Night Live star Fred Armisen, 47, calling the union  "awful" and "extremely traumatic."

The two were married in 2009, and lasted eight months before calling it quits.

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"Looking back, I feel like I was really young, and at the time I didn't think that I was that young," Moss says. "It was extremely traumatic and awful and horrible. 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."

This isn't the first time Moss has slammed Armisen.

"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,' she told the The New York Post's Page Six magazine in March 2012. "To me, that sums it up."

For his part, Armisen admitted to Howard Stern in January 2013 that he was a "terrible husband."

"I think I was a terrible husband, I think I'm a terrible boyfriend," he said. "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?'"

Though Moss at least says she learned a few things from her much-publicized split -- specifically about what it feels like to be written about in tabloids.

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"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," she tells the magazine.

… But that won't stop her from partaking in a little celeb gossip herself.

"I'm not perfect in that way," she admits. "I enjoy a little gossip. I like looking at photos of celebrities going to Starbucks."



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