John Mulaney officially filed for divorce from Anna Marie Tendler on Friday

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John Mulaney went into rehab last December and he did a 60-day program. By most accounts, he went from rehab in Pennsylvania straight to LA, where he began working an out-patient program. He also prepared a new stand-up comedy show which has reportedly been going well. Then, in May, we learned that John and his wife Anna-Marie Tendler were getting a divorce. They split soon after he got out of rehab, and Anna-Marie apparently stayed behind on the East Coast while he went to LA. Soon, we learned that Mulaney also found himself with a new girlfriend, and we learned that Anna-Marie had gone through her own treatment/rehab process. Most recently, we heard that Anna-Marie recently made a trip to California, where she packed up her stuff and left their home for good. So this is all fait accompli: Mulaney has officially filed for divorce now.

John Mulaney has filed for divorce from Anna Marie Tendler, more than two months after news of their split broke. The comedian, 38, filed in New York on Friday, per court records viewed by PEOPLE. No further information was immediately available and a lawyer for Mulaney did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

In early May, a rep for Mulaney told PEOPLE that the pair had called it quits after six years of marriage. “I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage,” Tendler, 36, added in her own statement, shared with PEOPLE via her rep. “I wish him support and success as he continues his recovery.”

[From People]

I honestly thought Mulaney had filed for divorce months ago and that the paperwork was already moving through the court system and such. But I guess not. TMZ had an exclusive about it too, they said that the plan for John to file had been in the works for a while. No one knows if they had a prenup or if Anna-Marie and John had already worked out some kind of division of property or settlement, but it doesn’t look like they’re fighting about money or real estate at the moment. Mulaney’s spokesperson also told TMZ that Mulaney had asked Tendler for the divorce back in February, which means that he truly left rehab and one of the first things he did was tell her that he was divorcing her. I really hope Anna-Marie and John are both doing okay, honestly. This is a lot of upheaval for two people dealing with their own separate demons.

John Mulaney and Annemarie Tendler

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  1. Jayna says:

    I believe they were separated before he went into rehab.

  2. EllenOlenska says:

    1. Had he been a female comedian with the same act I wonder if he would have much of a comeback.
    2. They may both have had demons but clearly after rehab he chose to fixate on a new girlfriend so I have to also question how committed he is to addressing those demons or continuing to learn how post rehab.
    3. Yup. I am Judgey McJudgy today.

    • Jane says:

      It’s not a comeback. He was in treatment for two months. And he didn’t have a public breakdown or a scandal.

      My husband was two months into treatment when we met and has now been 15 years sober. I understand your McJudgement/concerns, but let’s root for him!

      • stagaroni says:

        What a wonderful story, so proud of your husband…and you!

      • Sue Denim says:

        I’m really glad to hear that, for you (congrats!) and hopefully for JM. And I hope you’re right. It just seems like JM’s moving so fast on so many fronts, and has done such a u-turn on Anna. Plus OM seems so opportunistic… Anyway, I hope JM’s taking his sobriety seriously. I don’t like him the way I did, but I’m totally rooting for him.

  3. Elaine Stritch says:

    So, how long until the “candid” pap photos of Olivia with her bump?

    • Silver Charm says:

      I’d imagine the plan was to keep it all hush hush for as ling as possible so people wouldn’t start doing the math on the timeline. But, the pregnancy and pap shops are already out so I’m wondering the same thing as you.

    • AmelieOriginal says:

      Is she really pregnant?? That would explain the quickie separation and divorce filing post rehab. I mean, obviously there might be no baby involved, but if there is, that makes the situation even messier and my heart goes out to Anna-Marie. Even if he didn’t physically cheat, my guess is there was an emotional affair going via social media.

  4. stagaroni says:

    No one knows what happened in their marriage. Maybe they were just two people who loved each other but in the end couldn’t work it out. It is sad, but it happens. I wish them both peace and happiness.

    • Merricat says:


    • Lawcatb says:

      Exacctly. Relationships can be toxic even when the people in them aren’t bad people. Sometimes we become the worst versions of ourselves with certain people. It’s not their fault, but it’s also not healthy. Instead of all the blaming, why not chalk this up as a relationship that wasn’t meant to last forever and leave it at that.

  5. Scal says:

    I highly doubt they had a prenup as they met and married before he had any big mainstream success.

    What happened in their marriage is between them. But as I’ve said in the past it’s the cruelty of everything he’s done since that bothers me. Getting papped with your new girlfriend the week your recent ex has their masters defense is tacky.

    • Sigmund says:

      100%. Whatever ended their marriage, he’s been very pointed and cruel with this rollout of his new girlfriend. He intentionally timed the first photo release of him with Olivia with Anna’s masters defense. There’s no way he didn’t know what he was doing.

    • detritus says:

      She had her defence that week?! oof.

      The pap stuff got me too. It wasn’t accidental, it was planned. That wasn’t in good taste.

      • Sue Denim says:

        And she had also just gotten out of rehab for her own mental health issues. Now I actually wonder if he has an abusive streak, which if so is shocking and sad, but the coldness of the initial statement, having OM in the house before Anna moved out, doing the obvious paparazzi rollout, who knows if even the Chris Rock “jokes” were part of this. I say this all as someone who loved his old persona, and I’m rooting for his recovery but I don’t like him like I did before at all.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      💯 the cruelty is breathtaking. Very at odds with the “nice guy” routine he has as his bread and butter. His timing of the rollout of the gf when she had her master’s defense? Unnecessarily cruel. I loved him before too and I agree 💯 I don’t like him the way I did seeing this being done to his Ex. The lack of respect is awful

      • LadySwampwitchGivsNeauFux says:

        I agree on the cruelty factor and how bad a look this is for him. This made me wonder if he is actually clean. If he is just with Munn he could totally get away with drugging. She doesn’t give a sh*t about anyone but herself and Mulaney seems the same. He seemed so nice before. So either he is truly a cruel man or he is not sober. I fear he isn’t sober.

  6. StellainNH says:

    Who has custody of Petunia????

  7. Ann says:

    He said he and Anna Marie hadn’t planned to have any kids. Is it possible he changed his mind about that and she didn’t? I guess we’ll know if Olivia shows up with a bump.

    Anyway, I feel for her. She seemed so broken up about it. I don’t know what happened in their marriage, but it will be hard for me to ever see him the same way again. And he seems to be moving too fast.

  8. Yonati says:

    For good reason (not losing your sobriety or jeopardizing anyone else’s sobriety), it is strongly suggested that you not make any big decisions or date anyone in the first 6 months-1 year. The high and hard work of being sober makes relationships difficult and easily romanticized. I’ve done both – followed and not followed this suggestion. I find following it makes me much less stressed and more easily focused on sobriety.