Aisha Tyler Opens Up About Divorce After 20 Years of Marriage: 'I'll Always Love Him'

by John Boone 1:11 PM PDT, April 18, 2016
Playing Aisha Tyler Opens Up About Divorce After 20 Years of Marriage: 'I'll Always Love Him'

Though Aisha Tyler says her divorce is "none of your damn business," she got emotional as she opened up about the split.

Tyler's husband, attorney Jeff Tietjens, filed for divorce earlier this month after 22 years of marriage. Amid speculation as to what caused the breakup, Tyler spoke out during The Talk on Monday.

"I don't think we failed. I think we did it exactly right," the 45-year-old co-host said, noting they were calling it quits in "the kindest way possible." "He's a wonderful person. He's been my best friend for almost my entire life. I'll always, always love him."

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"My husband and I met when I was a teenager, and he's my only adult relationship," Tyler said of marrying Tietjens in 1994 after meeting in college. "He's the person who's influenced and in fact cared for me the most."

Though Tyler did not disclose the reason behind the split, she simply said, "Sometimes you realize it's time for you to move on with your lives."

The couple legally separated over a year ago, in January 2015, and the comedian revealed that for six months afterwards she cried on the way to and from work. Despite the pain, it seems there is still plenty of love between the duo.

"I know that maybe it's strange to some people to want to protect someone you're breaking up with, but I love him," she concluded. "That's what I'm gonna say about the relationship, and the rest of it is none of your damn business."