Elizabeth Moss: Fred Armisen Marriage Was ‘Traumatic And Horrible’

Elizabeth Moss has been discussing her brief marriage to former Saturday Night Live star, Fred Armisen, and she only had disparaging comments to make about their time together as man and wife.

The Mad Men actress spoke to New York Magazine for their March 10 issue, where she candidly discussed one of the darkest periods of her life.

Moss told the publication, “Looking back, I feel like I was really young, and at the time I didn’t think that I was that young. It was extremely traumatic and awful and horrible.”

Armisen and Moss originally met when her Mad Men co-star, Jon Hamm, hosted Saturday Night Live in 2009. In October, just a few months later, they exchanged their vows, however they then filed for divorce less than a year later on September 2010. This was finalized in May 2011.

Moss also stated that “it sucks” to have her her divorce and feelings constantly talked about in the press. “I always knew that the stuff that you read is not true,” the actress admitted, “but when I was in the situation and you really, actually read things that you apparently said or did that are 100 percent made up… It’s just strange, simple thing of, that’s your heart they’re talking about, and it just… it sucks.”

However, despite her marriage trauma, Moss still remains positive, and she is actually grateful that she went through this ordeal while she was so young.

“It turned out for the best,” she confided. “I’m glad that I’m not there. I’m glad that it didn’t happen when I was 50. I’m glad I didn’t have kids. And I got that out of the way. Hopefully. Like, that’s probably not going to happen again.”

Armisen has previously admitted that he was entirely to blame for their divorce, and when Howard Stern stated during an interview, “She must f***ing hate you,” he simply responded, “I imagine so.”

He then confirmed, “I think I was a terrible husband, I think I’m a terrible boyfriend. I feel bad for everyone I’ve ever gone out with. I want it all — fast. I want to be married… the amount of girls I’ve lived with right away… and then somewhere around a year, two years, I get freaked out.”

Armisen also described the final months of the marriage, stating, “[It’s] awful… you sort of withdraw and you sort of get into all the things you think make you weird, like ‘I’m really into playing Xbox.. [or my] record collection.'”

Mad Men will return for its final season, which has been split in two and will culminate in 2015, on April 17.

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