Amy Poehler and Will Arnett have split after nine years of marriage, Us Weekly reported first.
Publicist Lewis Kay confirmed the information.
According to The Huff Post, the comedy couple first began dating in 2000, a year before Poehler landed a spot on “Saturday Night Live” and Arnett’s “Arrested Development” role kept him across the country.
“When we first started ‘SNL’ and ‘Arrested Development,’ we were in different cities for three years,” Poehler said in an interview in 2007. “We did see each other. We went back and forth.”
“We saw each other twice,” Arnett cut in jokingly, a perfect example of the all-comedy, all-the-time kind of relationship the couple’s fans assumed was still a reality for the pair.
On August 29, 2003, they married.
The couple has a number of works together, including Arrested Development, Blades of Glory, Horton Hears a Who!, On Broadway, Spring Breakdown and Monsters vs. Aliens. Arnett also guest starred in an episode of Poehler’s NBC smash comedy Parks and Recreation in 2010.
Poehler and Arnett have two sons, 3-year-old Archie and 2-year-old Abel.
In 2005, Poehler told People: “He makes me feel very safe. You can have a lot of adventures if you have someone by your side.”
Arnett said that he “immediately had a talent crush” on Poehler.
“The first time I saw her onstage, I said, ‘I’m gonna marry that girl,’ ” he said in 2009.
“I was always attracted to funny people, and Will is so talented and funny,” Poehler saidin an interview with Glamour magazine. “We are genuinely each other’s fans and we love what the other does. I don’t know a lot of other couples where you’re with your partner and you’re like, ‘I love what you do at work!'”
This was the first marriage for Poehler and the second for Arnett, who was wed to “The Artist” actressPenelope Ann Miller, 48, for one year until divorcing in 1995.
Poehler is nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, both for Parks and Recreation.
Arnett is also nominated in the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series category for his role as Devon Banks on NBC’s 30 Rock.