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Why Did Mad Men Star Elisabeth Moss and SNL actor Fred Armisen Split Up?

By Sunny Chanel |

Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss and the comedian Fred Armisen of Saturday Night Live have reportedly split up. They didn’t even make it to celebrate their first full year of marriage. The two wed last October and had gotten engaged in January 2009. So why did the two break up?

There has been no official statement but just last year Elisabeth had said, “We just don’t disagree on anything. It’s weird.” But in that context, she was talking about the planning of their wedding. But perhaps that translated to their lives as well. Plus Elisabeth is a Scientologist, could her belief system played a part in their breakup? Or maybe their age difference proved to be too challenging. Fred was born in 1966, while Elisabeth was born in 1982, a difference of sixteen years.

In addition to those obstacles, the two are often working and living in different town. SNL films in New York City, while Mad Men is shot in Los Angeles. And now Fred is filming his new show in Portland. Perhaps absence does not make the heart grow fonder.

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5 thoughts on “Why Did Mad Men Star Elisabeth Moss and SNL actor Fred Armisen Split Up?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Let’s put it this way, do you know of any other “mixed” Scientology marriages? How did Kirstie Alley and Parker Stevenson do? (See Smoking Gun for the dox) Nicole and Tom? Jason Lee and Carmen Llewelyn? Scientologists are charged with “clearing the planet” – their family members must be on board with the program, or they are cut loose.

    Take a look at the love lives of Scientology celebrities and you’ll see they need to keep it all in the family.

  2. Jokers and Degraders says:

    Glad to hear that Armisen has finally come to his senses and cut loose. When I heard the cult had ensnared him last year, I felt VERY BAD for him and his future career as a comedian. AFTER ALL, SCIENTOLOGY does not PERMIT “Jokers and Degraders”!!!!!!

    Seriously, they have a written policy that if you crack a joke about scientology or its vonderful leader, you are in deep, deep sh1t for eternity (or until you donate several millions of dollars).

    Scientology is such rich material for SNL skits, so how bout it Fred??? Can we look forward to a “married to the cult” series??? Hope so, I am an eternal fan of yours, and I can’t wait!!!

  3. Sam Wellington says:

    Fred, you don’t know how lucky you are that you escaped BEFORE you were assimilated. The cult really hates jokers and degraders, here’s the reference:

    Church of Scientology

    HCO Bulletin Feb 1977 – JOKERS AND DEGRADERS

    “In some cultural areas, wit and humor are looked upon as a healthy release. However, in the case of orgs (Scientology organization), this was not found to be the case. Intentional destruction of the org or fellow staff members was the direct purpose.”

    Comedians are persona non-grata in Scientology! They have no sense of humor!

  4. Holly Springstien says:

    Sometimes Scientologists marry an outsider, in order to bring them (and their fame/wealth) into the cult. When they balk, it’s GTFO time.

    Who can forget Lisa Marie and Michael Jackson, that marriage was also very short lived.

  5. Yvonne says:

    Run Fred, run!!! Be thankful they didn’t drain your bank account. Can you imagine the amount of grief his comedian friends must have been giving him? Hail Xenu, the Scientology creator of life!

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