Will Arnett felt the divorce from Amy Poehler hard, and not even the revival of “Arrested Development” in 2013 could ease his pain. “I was driving to the set one day and I pulled over to the side of the road and cried for an hour,” Arnett told The Guardian in a February 8 interview, describing the shoot as “almost excruciating … Just brutal, brutal, brutal.”
Arnett also faced backlash online following the split, as Poehler attracted a strong number of sympathizers. “Without getting into specifics, you then see stuff online, like, this one journalist wrote: ‘I’m Team Amy.’ I’m like: ‘You’re a grown person. What are you talking about?” Arnett said. That wasn’t the first time the actor has opened up about how the commentary affected him. “I wanted to respond and go, ‘We’re human beings in a relationship and our relationship fell apart. It’s heartbreaking,'” he said on Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast (via Yahoo!).
Poehler may have had the public on her side, but it didn’t do much to soothe her pain. “Imagine spreading everything you care about on a blanket and then tossing the whole thing up in the air,” Poehler wrote in her memoir, “Yes, Please” (via HuffPost). Despite the heartbreak, Poehler and Arnett have remained close as they co-parent Archie and Abel. “My kids are so lucky that Amy is their mother and I’m so lucky that we’re such a huge part of each other’s lives,” Arnett told The Guardian. Aw.