Natasha Lyonne Confirms Fred Armisen Breakup

Natasha Lyonne has confirmed her split from Fred Armisen, saying the relationship ended in a disagreement over swimming pools.

After confirming to The Hollywood Reporter that she was living in Los Angeles with Armisen during the COVID pandemic, the actress revealed that they have since separated.

“Honestly, I think we broke up because I wanted a pool,” the 43-year-old “Russian Doll” star said.

“We love each other about as much as two people can love each other and we always talk all the time, but Freddy doesn’t like the pool. It may seem like a trivial reason for a breakup, but during this pandemic, you have to do tricks — I’m like Burt Lancaster in “The Swimmer.”

Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen.
The couple have been dating since 2014.
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Lyonne has since bought her own house – complete with swimming pool – in Los Angeles.

“So that’s the real scandal,” the “Orange Is the New Black” alum joked. “Guess I’m finally a true bicoastal.”

The actress and the ‘Saturday Night Live’ alum, 55, were initially linked in 2014 when they attended Lorne Michael’s pre-Emmys party at the Tower Bar at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood.

Fred Armisen (L) and Natasha Lyonne.
Armisen’s “Saturday Night Live” co-star Maya Rudolph introduced the couple.
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In a September 2019 Glamor cover story, Lyonne revealed that Armisen’s “SNL” colleague Maya Rudolph introduced the pair.

During a June 2016 appearance on the “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast, Armisen admitted to being “a terrible husband” to ex-wife Elisabeth Moss from 2009 to 2011.

He was also married to singer Sally Timms from 1998 to 2004.

Lyonne and Armisen were last seen together at the 2020 Golden Globes.

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