John Mulaney’s wife Anna Marie Tendler left ‘heartbroken’ after he files for divorce… following his 60-day rehab stint for cocaine and alcohol abuse
John Mulaney and wife Anna Marie Tendler are divorcing after his rehab sting and six years of marriage.
The 38-year-old comedian entered a 60-day treatment program last year for cocaine and alcohol abuse, and was in outpatient services in February.
‘I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage,’ Tendler said through a spokesperson. ‘I wish him support and success as he continues his recovery.’
A rep for Mulaney confirmed the divorce to Page Six, and said: ‘John will not have any further comment as he continues to focus on his recovery and getting back to work.’
Over: John Mulaney and wife Anna Marie Tendler are divorcing after six years of marriage, pictured in 2018
Sources told the publication that Mulaney ‘asked for a divorce from Tendler three months ago.’
Mulaney checked himself into a 60-day rehab program for cocaine and alcohol abuse in December, but eagle-eyed fans spotted something amiss back in November.
‘John has completed 60 days in rehab and now he’s in outpatient sober care,’ a source told the publication in February. ‘He is doing well, although he is still not ready to return to work.’
The comedian’s first tour dates post rehab include a five-day residency called John Mulaney: From Scratch at Manhattan’s City Winery from May 10 to May 14.
The comedian’s bizarre appearance on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers in early November featured a rambling bit about the UK’s royal family that was delivered while he was ‘out of his mind on substances,’ according to Page Six.
‘I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage,’ Tendler said through a spokesperson. ‘I wish him support and success as he continues his recovery’ (seen in 2019)
Warning signs: John Mulaney, 38, raised concerns among friends and fans following a bizarre early November appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers before he entered rehab
Although the clip was filmed in early November, it wasn’t shared online until Nov. 24, and it doesn’t appear to have been aired on TV, possibly due to Mulaney’s demeanor.
He updated Meyers with a segment titled Royal Watch: News from the Real-Life Crown, in which he joked about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle being annoyed that the ongoing pandemic had decreased the attention they got from their decision to ‘step back as “senior” members’ of the royal family.
Mulaney joked that Prince Harry was ‘the real dunce of this fairytale … You dumb ginger, don’t leave your title just because you don’t like your 94-year-old grandma.’
‘That’s the definition of something you wait out, gangsta. I am pretty sure father time is going to sort out the case of the very old bummer woman who had 30 months to live,’ he joked, before adding, ‘Ahh, too mean.’
Eagle eyed: On Twitter, one user pointed out the clip, writing, ‘three weeks ago I felt there was something seriously *off* with John Mulaney’s appearance on Seth Meyers’
Troubling: An insider said Mulaney was ‘out of his mind’ on substances when he filmed the segment
A source told the post that Mulaney was ‘out of his mind’ on substances during the segment, which raised concerns about his health.
The comedian’s representatives haven’t commented about the segment.
On Twitter, one user pointed out the clip, writing, ‘three weeks ago I felt there was something seriously *off* with John Mulaney’s appearance on Seth Meyers.’
‘Yeah same!’ wrote another person in reaction to the same clip. ‘He just seemed very off in this segment and I was very confused it was odd to watch and see him like that but it makes sense now, unfortunately.’
Make em laugh: Mulaney found fame as a writer on Saturday Night Live and has since hosted the show four times