Overwhelmed with emotion. Aisha Tyler broke down in tears about her impending divorce during The Talk on Monday, April 18. Last week, TMZ reported that the comedian and her husband, Jeff Tietjens, are splitting after more than 20 years of marriage.
“Even though we’re separating, all I want for him is joy and fulfillment in whatever he chooses to do in his life next. And whatever I can do to help him do that, I want to do it,” Tyler, 45, said.
The Archer actress got choked up while discussing the separation as she sat next to her costars Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert and Sheryl Underwood.
“I don’t, not in any way, see this relationship as a failure. I was with this extraordinary person. I had this extraordinary love affair for 25 years of my life. And that is how I see it,” Tyler continued. “He’s a wonderful person. He’s been my best friend for almost my entire life. I’ll always, always love him.”
The Whose Line Is It Anyway? host and attorney Tietjens tied the knot in 1992. Back in 2013, Tyler revealed that she struggled with infertility and that the couple had decided to stop trying to have children.
“It was better to not go through that torture,” she said during her CBS daytime talk show in September 2013. “I married my husband because I loved him, and I don’t feel like there’s anybody missing from our marriage, but when you think about this person that you love, and you think about what a wonderful thing it would be to bring another person like that into this world, I think that’s the hardest part about all of it.”
Watch Tyler’s emotional statement about her breakup in the video above.
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