John Mulaney’s divorce from Anna Marie Tendler brought out some emotional responses from social media users, especially on Twitter.
The news came as a shock to most fans of the 38-year-old comedian and his artist wife, with reactions veering between excitement that Mulaney would be headed back to television and sadness that he would be doing so as a single man.
“apparently john mulaney and anna are getting divorced no one hmu i’m grieving,” one fan of the couple shared.
Some Twitter users were concerned about the pair’s dog, with one user writing: “john mulaney is getting a divorce 🙁 who’s going to keep petunia?”
Mulaney and Tendler’s divorce was confirmed on Monday, with a rep for the comedian telling Page Six, “John will not have any further comment as he continues to focus on his recovery and getting back to work.”
Tendler also released a statement, revealing her own devastation over their split. “I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage,” she wrote.
Other less charitable fans remixed bits from Mulaney’s stand-up specials — in particular, a bit in which he riffed on how “adult” he felt at being able to refer to Tendler as his wife in public settings like airports.
Mulaney’s divorce follows his release from an in-patient rehabilitation program. In late 2020, he checked himself in for a 60-day treatment after battling with alcohol and cocaine use.
As Page Six previously reported, Mulaney had entered outpatient care in February and was “doing well.”