Actress and comedian Aisha Tyler (pictured), 45, is going through a divorce. Apparently, sharing this personal adversity on TV was difficult for her to do.
The current The Talk co-host recently broke down in tears as she was on her show discussing the divorce she’s going through with Jeff Tietjens, a man who was her husband for 20 years. Tyler expressed the couple’s hopes that things would remain under wraps until the divorce is formally finalized.
“That’s a very painful thing to go through and it’s also a really painful thing to go through in public,” Tyler during her routine April 18th co-hosting appearance on The Talk. “I’m sure you can imagine it’s pretty frustrating to have people talking about your private life who don’t know anything about it,” Tyler continued.
Tyler and her husband met each other when they were still very young.
“My husband and I met when I was a teenager and I’ve been with him for more than half of my adult life,” Tyler went on to say. “It’s very hard when you love someone very much to also start to realize that maybe you want different things for your lives,” she continued.
Tyler also expressed that her husband is a private person and has chosen not to put himself in the public eye over the course of the couple’s marriage. She also additionally expressed her optimism over the future of her relationship with Tietjens.
“I don’t, not in any way see this relationship as a failure,” Tyler also said. “We loved each other passionately and we lived life fully and we’re trying to let each other go in the kindest way we possibly can … that’s what I’m going to say about the relationship and the rest of it is none of your damn business!”
Several years ago, Tyler was on The Talk revealing how difficult it was for her and Tietjens to conceive children.
“The hardest part is I really love my husband – he’s such a good person and he would be such a great father,” Tyler said in 2011. “But we just decided it wasn’t worth it to go through that and so we decided to stop. It was better to not go through that torture,” she continued.