While discussing the split in 2012, Messing opened up about being proud of how long the relationship lasted, and the "traumatic" life changes she went through leading up to the end.
“It's a very long time. When I say the move to New York was traumatic, it was traumatic because every aspect of my life was going through a huge change," she told Ladies Home magazine at the time. "We are dear friends. And I am at peace with the journey we've had. I feel like the 20 years we had together has been a huge success. And despite the fact that everything is changing, I think everyone is thriving."