While you were microwaving popcorn for the VMAs and lining up shots for every time Obama says “hope” during his DNC speech, US Weekly broke the news that Amy Poehler and Will Arnett, the first couple of comedy, have separated after nine years of marriage. A source told US Weekly that the split is “amicable,” which is totally believable for these two, but still, the comedy world mourns. As TV critic Tara Ariano points out on her Twitter, a blind gossip item should have prepared us for the breakup last week.
Just a sampling of the headlines on this news so far:
Yeah, it kind of feels like that right now. Expect a flood of those creepy but oddly emotionally manipulative fan-made YouTube breakup montages in the next few days.