Despite the breakup, friends are there for you. Natasha LyonneEx-boyfriend was brought out Fred ArmisenShe hosted the Saturday Night LiveSeason 47’s finale was just one month after the couple announced their split.
During her opening monologue on Saturday, May 21, the New York native said she feels “a cosmic connection” to SNL and was “genuinely humbled” to host for the first time.
“The people here are my real-life chosen family. I’ve been coming here since I was a teenager,” Lyonne said. “I co-createdRussian DollWith Amy Poehler, and I have great friends from the show.”
Former SNLstars Maya RudolphArmisen and Armisen joined the friend on stage. “Hey are you busy?” the Portlandia alum asked. “I thought maybe we could try our Natasha Lyonne impressions for you.”
Armisen mimicked his ex-girlfriend’s accent as he said “ipso-facto” while Rudolph mocked her pal’s “cockroach” pronunciation before they exited.
“You know, Freddie and I, we dated for seven years,” Lyonne told the audience. “Yeah, we’re the only couple who had a sex tape nobody wanted to buy.”
After rumors of a split, she revealed that she had started a friendly comedy segment. “I had been there living [in Los Angeles] with Fred and during COVID,” she told The Hollywood ReporterIn an April feature. “I honestly think we broke up because I wanted a swimming pool.”
The But I’m a CheerleaderStar said that they were still friends despite their split. “We love each other just about as much as two people can love each other and we’re still talking all the time, but Freddy doesn’t like a swimming pool,” Lyonne continued. “It might seem like a mundane reason for a breakup, but during that pandemic, you’ve got to get your laps — I’m like Burt Lancaster in The Swimmer. So I bought a house with a swimming pool in Los Angeles. So that’s the real scandal. I guess I finally am an actual bicoastal.”
Armisen, on the other hand, said that he had a relationship with the Orange is the New BlackThe relationship between alum and alum was very much a case of opposites. “She’s very loud and likes a lot of noise in the house and I’m very quiet,” he explained during a November 2019 appearance on Conan. “We’re very similar but opposite. … She likes the sort of feeling of chaos and I like quiet all the time.”
Before their long-term relationship, Armisen was twice married. The first time to a singer. Sally TimmsFrom 1998 to 2004, and then to Handmaid’s TaleStar Elisabeth MossFrom 2009 to 2011. Lyonne was previously associated with comedians Michael Rapaport The EqualizerActor Adam Goldberg.
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