Is Amy Poehler Married?

Born September 16, 1971, in Newton, Massachusetts, Amy Poehler is an award-winning actress and comedian. She is best known for her long-standing role on Saturday Night Live, beside her best friend, Tina Fey. Many also know her from the popular television series, Parks and Recreation.

While her roles are unforgettable, many fans wonder what the funny girl’s private life is like. Is Amy Poehler married, and does she have children? Here’s what we know.

Amy Poehler was married to Will Arnett

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Amy Poehler was married for a number of years to fellow actor Will Arnett. The Hollywood couple married on August 29, 2003. During their marriage, Poehler and Arnett appeared in numerous television shows and movies together. This includes Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, Spring Breakdown, On Broadway, Blades of Glory, and Monsters vs. Aliens

Despite seeming happy together, Amy Poehler and Will Arnett legally separated on September 6, 2012. Fans believed they were trying to work things out during their separation, although this was never officially confirmed. In the end, it didn’t matter if they separated in an effort to fix things, because on July 29, 2016, the couple officially divorced.

Although Amy Poehler discusses the ordeal in her memoir, Yes, Please, she does not dive into any details on why her and Will Arnett divorced. Poehler does, however, talk about how difficult the divorce itself was for her.

In her book, she writes that “The process of divorce is about loading that blanket, throwing it up, watching it all spin, and worrying what stuff will break when it lands.”

Amy Poehler also writes in her book that “When you are a person going through a divorce you feel incredibly alone, yet you are constantly reminded by society of how frequently divorce happens and how common it has become. You aren’t allowed to feel special…”

They have 2 children together

Although the marriage was not meant to last, Amy Poehler and Will Arnett’s relationship was definitely not wasted. The coupling produced two sons, who are obviously doted on by both of their parents.

This is made obvious by the way both Poehler and Arnett discuss how they feel about having two sons. Their eldest, Archibald “Archie” William Emerson Arnett, was born in October of 2008. His younger brother, Abel James Arnett, was born in August of 2010. 

Poehler needs not fear over the future of her sons, because she has already arranged for them to marry her best friend, Tina Fey‘s two daughters – jokingly, we presume. Alice and Penelope are around Archie and Abel’s same ages, and the four often play together. 

Poehler last dated Benjamin Graf

Amy Poehler was linked to several men after her divorce, although many of them were unconfirmed and thought to simply be rumors. Her most recent boyfriend, however, was a New York City-based lawyer named Benjamin Graf. The two were first spotted together hiking in May of 2016, but the relationship was not confirmed until early the following year.

The strange thing about Poehler’s relationship with Benjamin Graf is that sources can’t seem to determine whether they have actually split – and if they have, then when.

Some sources state the couple broke up after just a few months of dating, while others report the couple is still dating until fairly recently. It is generally assumed that the two have parted ways at some point, however.

Amy Poehler appears to be single again

It appears that Amy Poehler is single once more. The comedic actress has not stated whether she is actively looking to date again, or whether she’s just trying to keep to herself for a while.

Whatever she decides, Poehler is lucky to have two great sons to focus on, and a best friend who has always been there with her through the hard times.