Will Arnett and Amy Poehler filing for divorce
Fox News reports Will Arnett has filed for divorce from Amy Poehler. This announcement comes more than eighteen months after the pair announced they were separating. According to the divorce petition filed by Will Arnett with the Los Angeles Superior Court a week ago, the couple is splitting due to irreconcilable differences.
The pair, who separated in September 2012 after more than nine years of marriage, have two sons together ages three and five. According to the divorce petition, Will Arnett is asking for joint legal custody and physical custody of his children, Archie and Abel. If granted, Will Arnett will have equal access to his children which will include visitation rights.
Both Will Arnett and Amy Poehler have had successful careers since their marriage in 2003. Amy Poehler most recently stars in NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” and Arnett currently stars in the CBS’ series “The Millers.”
The divorce is not a surprise; in fact, Will Arnett has been linked to Billy Joel’s ex-wife, Katie Lee, and Amy Poehler, 42, has been most recently linked to Nick Kroll, who she began dating early last year. Will Arnett has been previously married and divorced from Penelope Ann Miller. Amy Poehler has not been married or divorced before.
Who is Will Arnett?
Will Arnett, born William Emerson Arnett, is from Canada. He’s best known for his work in the hit series Arrested Development and the NBC series 30 Rock. He currently stars in the CBS series The Millers. Will Arnett has also had some success on the big screen where he’s appeared in films such as Semi-Pro, Blades of Glory, RV, Hot Rod, Let’s go to Prison and Brother’s Solomon.
In Canada in briefly attended the Lakefield College School but left after his first semester. He later graduated from Leaside High School and attended college at Concordia University in Montreal. He did not graduate. He later decided to pursue acting and moved to New York City where he attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film school. His first acting role was in an independent film titled Erie.
Who is Amy Poehler?
Amy Meredith Poehler was born in Massachusetts where and attended Boston College. After college in 1993, she moved to Chicago to study improve and The Second City. Later she moved to New York City with the comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade. Following this stint she was cast as a member of Saturday Night Live where she worked from 2001 to 2008.
Most recently she’s starred in Parks and Recreation in the role of Leslie Knope where she earned the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Musical or Comedy Series.
Amy Poehler was raised as a Catholic and attended Burlington High School where she graduated in 1989. Later she attended Boston College. She has also appeared on the big screen in movies such as Baby Mama, Wet Hot American Summer, Mean Girls, Blades of Glory, Envy and Hamlet 2.