Anna Marie Tendler: Everything that’s happened has been ‘totally shocking & surreal’

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Anna Marie Tendler is John Mulaney’s now-ex-wife. Their divorce was finalized a few weeks ago, and she issued no public statement to commemorate it. She’s actually only issued one direct statement during the whole debacle around the end of her marriage: a statement about being “heartbroken” last May, when Mulaney leaked that he was filing for divorce. Anna Marie has her own voice, of course. She’s not just going to sit around and be the scorned ex-wife. To her credit, she’s worked through her heartbreak by creating art. She sews and designs things, she completed her masters in costume studies last year, and she’s an accomplished photographer and multimedia artist in her own right. She’s profiled in the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar and basically… she’s okay, all things considered.

She lives in a haunted dollhouse in the woods and makes art: She has spent the past year decorating a sprawling 19th-century stone house in the Connecticut woodlands about an hour and a half outside New York City, turning it into the backdrop for her recent series of haunting photographs, “Rooms in the First House.” These stylized, intricately composed self-portraits and interiors, some of which Tendler first debuted on Instagram, were recently exhibited at a Brooklyn art fair where they sold out quickly, some fetching prices in the mid six figures. As we walk through long, high-ceilinged galleries decorated with antique furniture, ornate light fixtures, and lush William Morris wallpapers, Tendler jokes about how as a child she longed to live in a haunted dollhouse. In her photographs, the haunted doll is Tendler.

She still has a fan’s painting of Petunia: “This is just a painting of Petunia that someone who was a fan of John’s painted and then gave to him at a show.” We pause in front of the unframed oil portrait. It’s a great likeness of the dog, who has 151,000 Instagram followers. Petunia is following close at our heels as we tour the house, wheezing adorably as French bulldogs do. “He doesn’t want it?” I ask. “I don’t think so.”

She enjoys living in the woods now: “I do miss my friends, and I am aware that I’m maybe a little too young to be living in the middle of the woods by myself,” she says. She’s trying not to lean into what she describes as “becoming Grey Gardens.” But she’s also in love with her surroundings in a profound way: “I was able to create the space that, even as a child, I always wanted to live in.”

What she said when asked about the divorce: “Everything that has transpired has been totally shocking and I think surreal. In a way, I feel like, well, it can only go up from here, because I reached the depth of where I could go.”

2021 was bleak for her: “I had a lot of bad days and medium days. I wouldn’t say I had any good days until the summer.” She pushed herself to do something artistic every day, even if it was small. “I feel so lucky that so much of my work is this mundane, detail-oriented handwork. I’m working with a needle and thread, and it’s like, if I’m not on it, I’m going to prick myself with a needle and f-ck something up…. Just have your whole life fall apart and then develop a hand skill!”

Her photography exhibit/sale was a huge success: “I am in a place where I am able to make money from my art, which is amazing and is great but is also terrifying because I have a very strong inner critic, which is constantly reminding me that this could and will disappear if you don’t continue to make new work. And what if the next project that I work on doesn’t resonate with people in the way that this did?”

She didn’t grow up with money: “People hear Connecticut and they think Greenwich,” she says, clarifying that her parents lived on one income and she attended public school—and she doesn’t take any of what she gained during her years with Mulaney for granted. “I do not want to have squandered that. I want to use the skills that I was able to glean from that time, that I had that time to figure out what I wanted to do. Because I know a lot of people don’t get that.”

Whether she does want kids now: She says that she “always held partnership above having kids.” But also, she says, she is certainly going to freeze her eggs.

[From Harper’s Bazaar]

She ends on a happier note, like she’s through the worst of the pain and she’s moving forward with her life in her haunted dollhouse. The New York apartment was sold, and presumably, Mulaney kept the LA home (he’s LA-based now). What do you do after your husband relapses, cheats on you and impregnates someone else? So what if she went a little bit mad for a time. I would have too! At least she channeled it into cool art. As for her art… you can see her Instagram here. She has a real eye for composition, and there’s such a feminine and gothic energy to her images.

Photos courtesy of Anna Marie’s Instagram.

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  1. Gabriella says:

    It sounds like he was the main factor in them not having children, which makes his actions even more repugnant.

    • vs says:

      This is not related to this situation but more of a general point!

      why is he being blamed here for the children thing? if a woman or a man wants a child and their spouse does not, why stay? how is that going to work? so no, in some situations, there is a limit on who can be blamed when we all have our own free will!

      Now coming back to this situation, all the best to those involved! great that she is moving on; she will find the right partner in case she wants one

      • Cee says:

        vs, have you read the interview?
        She states that she believed that door was fully closed and she always valued partnership over children… she is saying HE didn’t want kids and she was OK with it. Now she sees the door is not closed and is planning in freezing her eggs.

        So he closed the door on children, she accepted it because she valued her partnership, and then he relapsed and got someone pregnant and is now a father. She is 100% right to be broken over that.

      • vs says:

        my response was to @Gabriella who made it seems like the dude is to blame and I said it was as a general statement ….. regardless of the situation we all have our own free will in this world!

        if you agreed to one thing because you value something else or want to keep someone, you can’t turn around a few years later and blame the person! …. just like I see some people blaming the decision of a 39 years on a woman!

        You can argue she made the decision based on “incorrect” information (the info might have been correct at the time and changed later on) but she still decided to stay with him.

        coming back to this situation: I think having Olivia get pregnant precipitated the end of this marriage; he could have had those kids with her if he had “really” changed his mind about having kids

        once again, my point is general and not specifically related to this case

      • Robyn says:

        See, I think you absolutely can blame the other person when instead of having mature conversations about a changed mind, he cheats on you, blindsides you, leaves you, publicly humiliates you, lies about it all on his buddy’s popular TV show, and then has a baby with someone else.

      • Ann says:

        It’s not a question of “blaming” him. It’s simply pointing out in their marriage, he was the one who shut the door on having children. Apparently she is someone for whom children were not the #1 priority, so she decided to stay with him and forego kids. Then he cheated on her, relapsed, knocked up someone else, and divorced her. So yes, it does seem pretty douchey. He’s allowed to change his mind about kids but there is no denying he went about it in a callous way.

        Now that their marriage is no more, she can contemplated the possibility of having one or more children because she doesn’t have a partner who is firmly against it. She never said she was rushing out to get pregnant straight away, just that she was freezing her eggs in case she decides that is something she now wants and feels she can handle.

      • Zapp Brannigan says:

        “Olivia get pregnant precipitated the end of this marriage; he could have had those kids with her if he had “really” changed his mind about having kids”

        Something tells me he didn’t decide to have children with anyone, that the decision was made for him. He was just too stupid to wrap it up.

      • vs says:

        @Robyn — once again my point is very general; I agree with you on the cheating though

        @Zapp Brannigan — we are on the same page; that’s why I put the “really” in quotes; not sure he really changed his mind, he got caught cheating and Olivia (and maybe him as well) decided to keep the baby. At that point, there is nothing his ex-wife could do

      • Teddy says:

        When the man says he doesn’t want kids, and then proves himself a hypocrite by having kids, with someone else, he certainly is to blame.

      • Meg says:

        Yep 100% think that was the case here

    • Moxylady says:

      Omg her tik tok is pure flipping gold. I love it so much. I don’t use the app except for her. She’s the only reason. And 100% worth it. She’s hilarious.

  2. mj says:

    sounds like she wanted him more than kids. with him gone, now she can actually give it some thought for herself. What a disappointment he turned out to be, but I’m glad that she now has a platform to do as she pleases with. I’m excited to see what the future holds for her.

  3. Andrew's Nemesis says:

    John M. and his girlfriend are a real pair, aren’t they? What shocking betrayal. It must feel like a weeping open wound.
    And I found this (She says that she “always held partnership above having kids.” But also, she says, she is certainly going to freeze her eggs) unbearably sad.

    • LadySwampwitchGivsneaufux says:

      I tam pretty sure she has someone new now. I have done a deep dive on this. She is definitely better off. He is so awful about cheating. And with Lisa of all people. Gross.

  4. Bettyrose says:

    I don’t know anything about her but she comes across really well here. Just being true to her herself. No bitterness, self pity, or scorched earth.

    • lemontwist says:

      That was my big takeaway from this interview; she seems very thoughtful and clear. I’m happy for her, and of course Petunia.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Yes, contrast this to that certain scorned woman who really went off the rails recently …. But I think also Anna is an artist skilled in subtleties in her Anne Boleyn-esque costume.

    • sassafras says:

      I agree. It may be unpopular, but I’m fans of them both and want them to be their best selves, creating art that makes them (and me) happy.

      • LadySwampwitchGivsneaufux says:

        Agree with you. I am definitely a fan of hers and her art. Also still a fan of John’s comedy. He and Lisa are likely not together anymore. Some pr person wrote into Deuxmoi and said that the pics were designed to make us think they are a family which they apparently are not. Also Lisa is her real first name-I don’t name her either.

  5. minx says:

    Sorry she had to go through this whole public ordeal, but at least she’s rid of the man-baby.

  6. Tom says:

    Twee overload on her photos.

    • superashes says:

      I didn’t get twee, more vintage/goth of an overtone to me

      • Mcmmom says:

        I don’t think it’s twee – the photos are very stylized and I appreciate them, but that aggressively feminine gothic aesthetic is something I can’t relate to. I don’t mind it, but it feels alien to me.

    • lemontwist says:

      To me, “twee” and similar descriptors are a bit dismissive and superficial. AMT is talented, skilled in many forms of art, and her work has depth.
      In general, her art is always going to be looked at in a certain way because she’s a female artist who is her own muse, and historically that’s not the norm.

    • Emma says:

      Well, I guess it is subjective.

      To me, the photos are fun and deliberately over the top and indulgent, and poking fun at the Old Master tropes and tradition.

  7. ncboudicca says:

    Is she styled as Anne Boleyn in that first photo? Interesting.

    • Lexilla says:

      Yes that seems quite intentional, which is interesting given Boleyn’s story (beheaded so that Henry VIII could remarry and have a son).

    • Dee says:

      I’d say that she definitely has that Tudor styling here…but my first thought was Catherine of Aragon, who might fit the situation even better!

    • Stacy Dresden says:

      For sure.

    • LightPurple says:

      Sort of Anne Boleyn meets Frida Kahlo.

    • Dee says:

      And part of her situation makes me think of Anne of Cleves as well — The part where she ends up living in a great house (well, castle in A of C’s case) and doesn’t have to deal with the man anymore. Henry VIII’s luckiest wife in the end, yes?

    • Lizzie says:

      I think this isn’t unusual for folks in costume history/design. I’ve watched a few costume designers YouTube video’s where they recreate older clothing styles, even shoes, for themselves for fun. Also they usually have a great take on current movie/tv costumes – like Bridgerton.

    • MissMarirose says:

      Yeah, it’s a rough juxtaposition to say she isn’t acting like a scorned ex-wife next to a photo where she’s dressed up as one of the most famous scorned exes in history.

  8. OriginalLala says:

    Her art is great, I want to buy one of her Victorian lampshades so much

    • TeamMeg says:

      Agree! Incredible Instagram page—love the vibe. #mood

    • lucy2 says:

      They are beautiful! There’s a deep blue one that is especially gorgeous. All of her work is really lovely and interesting.
      The photos from her home are just stunning. I have an old Victorian and just love all the rich detailing and beauty.

  9. Piratewench says:

    Living in a stone home in the woods of Connecticut is an absolute dream come true. She seems like a true artist and as such will always have her art to keep her going.

    I always got a bad vibe from John Mulaney, from the first time I saw him. He was popular at first and everyone said he was so funny and great but I couldn’t stand to watch him at all. Sometimes you just know…

    • Julie says:

      I really wonder how funny he can possibly be now given so much of his humor is based on stories from his childhood (we’ve heard them all), ripping on celebrities bad behavior (pot calling kettle) and his relationship with his cooler and more interesting wife (he def traded down IMO).

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  10. Oh_Hey says:

    Again nothing but good thoughts for her (and sweet baby Petunia).

  11. J says:

    What a total mindf**k she’s been dealt. Not only betrayed by her spouse but after agreeing to have a child free marriage he goes and does the opposite outside it.

    Absolutely ripped her heart out and stomped on it. My heart goes out to her. A good man can’t be stolen but a good woman won’t try to steal him either. Olivia had her sights on him for YEARS. I seriously wonder about this oops baby and how oops it was.

    Anyway, John is so trashy. I hope Anna has an amazing life and wish her so much joy as she opens up to all the new possibilities. She is a loyal person who got screwed and she deserves some goodness

    • Julie says:

      “A good man can’t be stolen but a good woman won’t try to steal him either. ” I like this.

    • LadySwampwitchGivsneaufux says:

      I think it was oops for John, he looked so terrified at the Seth Myers interview. He knows this isn’t the healthiest thing for him so soon after recovery.

  12. AppleCart says:

    2022 has been nothing but bad news for me so far. If things are bad reach out and get help to get you through it. It’s great she has her art as therapy. I am going through more traditional route with a therapist and it’s helping me navigate the hellscape that is 2022 so far.

  13. Eurydice says:

    Maybe they mean her art went for up to mid-five figures? Mid-six figures is $500,000 and I can’t imagine there were those kind of prices for photography at an art fair. But I have seen some of her pieces listed at a gallery for $10,000.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Maybe that was a total for items sold? 50 photos @$10k would do it.

      • Eurydice says:

        The article says that some of the pieces fetched as much as mid-six figures – that would be individual pieces. Seems like a lot for a new artist.

    • sarah kate says:

      thats common at top art fairs for famous photographers- like top like
      wolfgang tillmans, etc.

  14. milliemollie says:

    She’s free and I wish her nothing but the best.

  15. Pat says:

    Classy Lady. Awful to hook up with somebody like him. Hope she heals and finds joy.

  16. JJ2022 says:

    I never thought Mulaney was funny. He’s got a whole schtick with accompanying look going on and maybe that’s what made it hit the mark for some people as far as humor.
    Definitely shitty that she had to go through all of this so I feel for her. It’ll take some time to recover especially because Mulaney and Munn are such public figures. Typically ‘regular’ people can adopt an out of sight out of mind attitude about former partners and whatever the indiscretions were. Hopefully she’s used whatever she got in the divorce to set herself up and not rely solely on the art for security.

    • lucy2 says:

      I enjoyed his standup specials quite a bit, but see him as a different person now.
      It must be really hard to be dealt that blow, and have EVERYONE know your business, and have all the headlines that followed.
      She has created some really beautiful art out of that though, and I wish her all the success in the world with it. Hopefully someday she will be mentioned and interviewed for her work and talent, and the ex won’t even be an after thought.

      • Liz Version 700 says:

        I also enjoyed his stand up. But I can’t even listen to his voice now after the way he behaved. Glad she is doing well and being cool and way more interesting than her ex.

  17. detritus says:

    I hope she continues to make bank off of this because at least it’s something from her loss. She’s turning lemons instead lemonade something fierce.

  18. girl_ninja says:

    Her heart was broken and in the most public way. She seems to fighting through it and I am happy for her in that regard. Her sharing is reminiscent of Lena Dunham, there’s just something about it that echoes Dunham.

  19. FCH says:

    She comes across as being in the right headspace to move forward and I wish her the best. I can’t imagine, amongst all the other terrible facets of drug abuse, infidelity etc., finding out that your partner who you thought didn’t want kids period apparently just didn’t want them with you.

    • Ann says:

      I don’t think he wanted this one either. I think Olivia did, and he either went along with it because he’s a vulnerable place (post re-hab) or was blindsided by it but is going along with publicly, at least for now. The kid is here now, so he’s not going to announce “I don’t want him.” That’s not to say he really DID want him.

      • vs says:

        the dude will be 40……………..40 years old, he is not a kid!

        This type of comments is always a bit strange to me; the infantilization of some people (notice, only white people can be infantilized, never POCs, ever!) but others are never infantilized
        1) Serena is an adult but Maria Sharapova will be that 19 year old forever
        2) Meghan is an adult but Kate M is still a child at 40
        3) Michelle Obama is aggressive, never dissociated from her husband but Melania is in jail in her marriage to a white supremacist; despite her being a birther
        4) black teenagers are adults but white ones are still boys

        You may not have intended to; but the infantilization of “some” adults is weird to me

      • Cath says:

        She’s referring to the baby (his baby) when talking about the ‘kid’. Not to a very adult John Mulaney. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Kate Middleton referred to as a child. Not that you don’t have a point. Esp. point 4’s true.

  20. smee says:

    She looks great in the HB photo shoot. Great clothes, good stylist. Sometimes you go thru hell and come out with a new perspective. Who knows how things will go for JM and his GF, but that period of her like is definitely over and for the best.

  21. Amy T says:

    Wishing her and Petunia all good things.

  22. OriginalRose says:

    On a purely superficial level I’m loving her instagram for interior p0rn, I love Christine McConnell too, I just wanna look at pretty things. She looks like she’s living her life exactly as she wants, good for her.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I love her interiors as well. I’d love to go shopping with her, or maybe have her help (seriously, I doubt I could afford to hire her) redesign a room or two. Or I could just study & photos & see if I can replicate them…. A project for 2022!

  23. J says:

    Comment got moderated off, I think I used a curse word so trying again hope it doesn’t duplicate.

    It may be that a good man cannot be stolen, but a good woman won’t try to steal him either. I heard based off of Twitter history and stuff that Olivia Munn had her eye on John for a loooong time. He’s to blame for his actions but how predatory is she for going after a recovering addict in REHAB?

    Poor Anna. She’s a class act. Can’t imagine what it feels like to love someone so much and agree to forgo children with them and nurse them back from the brink of addiction – give your all to them – only to have them screw you over behind your back and completely change the terms of all you agreed to. Wow. Her head will be spinning for a long time. I wish her the best. Olivia Munn and John Mulaney are so trashy. I feel so badly for their kid having to be born out of betrayal and cruelty.

  24. better.than.scrubs says:

    I admit I have always been a huge fan of Mulaney – he’s one of the comedians I can listen to telling the same jokes over and over and they still make me laugh. His latest behavior is awful, and I think he will regret it on multiple levels, personally and professionally. I’m thankful, at least, that it led me to Anna Marie. I love her artistry! The gothic, Victorian, smoke and incense and seance vibe is gorgeous and she does an excellent job. I’m trying to buy one of her prints now.

    • Winechampion says:

      I was also a huge fan. Why do people insist on reacting with “I was never a fan!”? How is that relevant? They’re confusing “not a fan” with “good judge of character”. Sorry folks, but it means nothing about you. You don’t have some extra-keen sense of morality just because his humor isn’t to your taste.

      • Case says:

        WineChampion — Good post! Honestly, something I quite like about myself is that if I am a fan of someone and learn something truly bad about them, I have zero issues dropping them like a hot potato. I don’t try to defend them, I’m just done, and that’s happened a few times. I loved Mulaney’s standup and feel a bit bamboozled by how genuine I found him to be, but oh well — he’s a dirt bag and I won’t be supporting him anymore!

      • Liz Version 700 says:

        Thank you I agree 💯. His job and his choices are not the same. I liked his humor but cannot watch it after he acted like this. It doesn’t make me gullible for formerly liking him. And I agree I am so glad I discovered Ann a Marie’s amazing art.

    • lucy2 says:

      I think you are right that it will have an impact on his work. So much of it was based on their relationship, the dog, etc, and now he’s going to have to completely change the tone and focus of his comedy. I could see his work struggling for a bit, with all the upheaval he’s caused in his life.
      My opinion of him has been changed, for sure, but I will always love in a laugh to not cry way, the horse in the hospital bit.

    • better.than.scrubs says:

      Oooh, I bought a copy of The Empress!

  25. Case says:

    She seems kind and graceful in the face of all the BS she’s been dealt. On top of that, her art is darkly stunning and she’s a timeless beauty. I hope she continues to heal from this. It seems like she’s on her way.

    • LynneF says:

      I agee, she sounds like a wonderful woman who loved John through some difficult days. His leaving her and then getting together with Olivia Munn so quickly- not to mention the baby- must have been so painful. I hope she finds happiness in the ahead.

  26. emmlo says:

    I wish Anna Marie every kind of success, fulfillment, and peace. And I think she has amazing aesthetic taste.

  27. Red Weather Tiger says:

    I love her work and want to own some of her prints at some point.

    I used to love JM’s conedy and am irritated that I can no longer watch without thinking what an awful, cruel person he turned out to be. He really sold that persona well.

  28. Courtney says:

    Please don’t judge her for being HUMAN. You say “So what if she went a bit mad for a time.” Then say “At least she made…”. She could have done absolutely nothing productive and been outright furious and raging, out of her mind off balance, and it would have been absolutely ok and none of our business. Stop judging people. for how they handle difficult things. She doesn’t owe us any “at leasts”.

    • tealily says:

      Yeah, I think it’s great that she carried herself through this with grace and dignity, etc. but I absolutely would not expect that of anyone!

  29. J says:

    Agreed. We shouldn’t judge betrayed partners if they don’t act as classy as Anna. Cheating is abuse and it causes PTSD so it stands to reason some will justifiably freak out publicly. It’s a terrible injustice to be served and we expect women to be silent about it otherwise they are “bitter” and “scorned”.

    • lucy2 says:

      I’ve never thought about it that way, but you’re right. Society is so against women being publicly angry for stuff like this, and…why?
      But also where is the line? I myself have said on more than one occasion “Oh no, she should go rant to her girlfriends in person, not online for everyone to see.” All that stuff with Alice Evans comes to mind, and now I’m wondering why I see some public anger/grief as ok and others as unhealthy.

  30. Jess says:

    She’s lovely and honest here, John is an idiot and I hope he’s miserable with a screaming baby and that annoying girlfriend.

  31. Faye G says:

    I don’t know anything about them but she sounds really cool. I also live in a woodland area and it’s been so therapeutic being immersed in nature. Handcrafts are also very healing for me too, I’d love to see more of her work.

  32. Sushiroll says:


    A few months ago I even said that I hope she washes her hands of this bullshit and cackles off into the moonlit night.

    Her art is gorgeous and I hope she creates a storm of beauty for the rest of her fucking fabulous free life. She’s so talented, accomplished, and has so much joy ahead of her. His taking himself out of her life was a blessing, because he is a curse. LoL

  33. Arizona says:

    She’s handling this with great dignity. And I love that she’s using art to process the pain.

  34. Kviby says:

    Her situation makes me think of the female dating strategy mindset. It’s a reminder that helping a man with sobriety does NOT mean he will be grateful or devoted. Men generally don’t feel or want to feel grateful to a woman though they’re happy to use one. They (well, some) think a woman is worth more if they meet her when they are already better. Not saying that’s the case with his new maybe gf either! Don’t be a barb the builder or a pick me and you won’t waste your own time

  35. adri3nne says:

    I really liked this interview. I was only familiar with Anna Marie from John Mulaney’s work because I’d been a fan of his stand up, so I didn’t really know much about her before but I’ve been following her instagram and she’s so cool.

    I’m going through a pretty difficult break up now and seeing how she’s channeled her pain into her photography has actually been helping me kinda process my own difficult emotions. And I’m really glad to hear she’s doing better now, I hope she’s happy and realizes the huge bullet she dodged with John. He seems like a hot ass mess tbh.

    • Jaded says:

      So sorry for what you’re going through — been there a number of times. Hang in, you’ll come out of the tunnel feeling stronger and wiser.

  36. Jaded says:

    I’m a firm believer in Karma — what goes around comes around. I’ve been through similar situations and was utterly devastated but eventually those who selfishly hurt other people WILL be hurt, not necessarily by the person whose life they destroyed, but it will happen. I predict that his relationship with The Other Woman will self-destruct and the only sad thing about it is the effect it will have on their child.

    • Sue Denim says:

      Unfortunately, I’ve seen really awful people go on to keep winning and hurting others with zero consequences, just incapable of caring for whatever reason, look at our Supreme Court…or Bezos, Wall Street… so for me the bigger challenge has been to just let their path be their path and to stay true to my own… That can be really hard tho…

    • Normades says:

      I think it already has. She leaked those weird stories how they might not be together in the future where they were probably already broken up. Her birth post announcement said “I” and not “we”.

  37. LadySwampwitchGivsneaufux says:

    She is so great. So glad to see her thriving after the year she had. Can you imagine having your husband stolen by Lisa? Lisa is gross and she just isn’t nice. No one likes her except horny straight males. She is so smug now. Annamarie will be fine.

  38. lena horne says:

    I had never heard of either of these people.

    i had heard of the girlfriend.

    I am going to start following on Instagram and TikTok.

  39. E says:

    I hope soon she realizes the divorce was the best thing to happen to her. Girl is selling her artwork for mid six figures!

  40. sarah kate says:

    Wow, she is miles more interesting than the person he left her for.

  41. Fabiola says:

    This is why people should not compromise on kids. If you think you may want kids even a little then you should not marry someone that does not. In the end this divorce may be the best thing for her. She will find someone that she can have a family with.

    • Normades says:

      Absolutely. My starter marriage ended in part because my ex didn’t want kids. I thought he might change his mind which is absolutely wrong of me. We are still friends. True to form, I have kids and he doesn’t.

  42. jferber says:

    What a startling beautiful and interesting woman. She’s also very artistic. I wish her the very best. I hope she re-starts her whole life and goes for everything she ever wanted.

  43. Colleen says:

    I discovered her Tik Tok earlier and it is a delight. A. DELIGHT.

  44. Normades says:

    I think he should just write. His image has taken a permanent hit and I don’t see him recovering from it. Go on tour with a newborn is a bad look and Lisa will have no problem dragging him for being a dead-beat dad.

  45. Stephanie says:

    I appreciate that her situation was hard, it sucks being cheated on, but she also just seems exhausting and trying too hard to make herself happen. I had a friend who had to divorce her husband and get a restraining order and gun lessons and she wasn’t as dramatic as this.

    • Ann says:

      But it’s working, so why not? She’s an artist and creator, and if this is performance art on some level then that’s perfectly acceptable. No one has to follow her or look at her posts if they don’t want to. It also seems therapeutic and that’s fine too. Whatever works. She’s not hurting anyone. She hasn’t even trashed her ex, though she has every right to.

    • J says:

      Stephanie – how is she overly dramatic? “Drama” is what was visited upon her and she’s processing it. She is an artist and is a smaller public figure and even her ex brought her up as part of his standup shtick. Seems normal to me for her to do interviews. There seems to be a major push to have betrayed women quietly accept their fate and say nothing. You don’t seem to grasp that cheating is abuse and causes trauma for many betrayed spouses. She’s not even trashing him she’s just being honest and doing her art and if that is “dramatic” then it seems pretty fitting in response to her ex’s drama. She’s got some very classy drama as far as I’m concerned

  46. Silent Star says:

    I feel sorry that she had this giant mess thrown at her. Speaking from experience, it really sucks when you think you’re doing things right and you think your life is going nicely until *Boom* your partner not only throws a bomb into it, but apparently has been messing things up for a long time behind your back. It totally screws up your sense of reality and trust in people. It’s very unfair, and takes a long time to recover from.

    I just checked out her Insta and am now following! She looks so creative and I’m looking for artistic inspiration. 💗

  47. Stephanie says:

    Her ex is barely famous and she’s now got a whole ass profile in Harpers Bazaar because he publicly left her. She’s participating in this, she actively trying to make herself happen.

    • Fp says:

      She is….and I am not mad at her. Do you not think that Mulaney wil, use this debacle as content for his comedy?

  48. Ann says:

    Is she wearing the dress with the unicorn in the print in HB? Can anyone source that dress?! So pretty!

  49. J says:

    She’s happening alright. She’s doing great, lemons out of lemonade. Disagree on the barely famous ex. He’s pretty famous and so is the other woman.

    What should she do since you disapprove? Curious what would be an acceptable way to behave – in this case as both a betrayed wife to some form of a public figure and also an artist?

  50. She is soooo much cooler than Munn-dane…