Aisha Tyler Emotionally Addresses Divorce: “We’re Trying To Let Each Other Go”
During Monday’s episode of “The Talk,” Aisha Tyler opened up about her impending divorce. Though the actress and comedian admitted that she and her husband, Jeff Tietjens, have been living separately for over a year, she says that they really fought to save their marriage.
“My husband and I separated over a year ago, but we were really fighting to stay together,” she said.
Unfortunately, the pair came to the realization that they want two very different things out of life, and decided to move on.
“As you can imagine, it’s pretty frustrating to have people talk about your private life who don’t really know anything about it, and speculating and saying lots of crazy stuff. I met my husband when I was a teenager. We’ve been together for more than half of my adult life. He’s been my only adult relationship, and other than my parents, he’s the person who has influenced me and cared for me the most. In fact, he’s cared for me even longer than my parents have cared for me. It’s very hard when you love someone very much but begin to realize that you want very different things for your lives.”
Tyler admits that she wanted to handle the divorce privately for obvious reasons, but also, to protect her husband, who is a private person; however, the media catching wind of the filing changed that.
“It’s strange for people to understand why you would want to protect someone you’re breaking up with, but I love him and I’ll always him.”
She emotionally continued:
“We loved each passionately and we lived life fully, and we’re trying to let each other go in the kindest way we possibly can,” she said. “He’s a wonderful person. He’s been my best friend for almost my entire life.”