Elisabeth Moss Calls Her Brief Marriage to Fred Armisen 'Extremely Traumatic'

"I'm glad that I'm not there. I'm glad that it didn't happen when I was 50. I'm glad I didn't have kids," she says

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Elisabeth Moss and Fred Armisen filed for divorce in 2010 after only one year of marriage, but the Mad Men star is still reflecting on the couple’s relationship.

“Looking back, I feel like I was really young, and at the time I didn’t think that I was that young,” Moss explains in the March 10 issue of New York magazine. “It was extremely traumatic and awful and horrible.”

She continues, “At the same time, it turned out for the best. I’m glad that I’m not there. I’m glad that it didn’t happen when I was 50. I’m glad I didn’t have kids. And I got that out of the way. Hopefully. Like, that’s probably not going to happen again.”

(The interview also points out that “Armisen has since described himself as a ‘terrible husband’ on Howard Stern, a classification to which Moss nods in agreement.”)

After news of the couple’s split made headlines, Moss, 31, says that becoming tabloid fodder was an interesting experience for her.

“I always knew that the stuff that you read is not true, but when I was in the situation and you really, actually read things that you apparently said or did that are 100 percent made up It s just the strange, simple thing of, that’s your heart they’re talking about, and it just it sucks.”

But she admits that she understands America’s fascination with fame: “I enjoy a little gossip. I like looking at photos of celebrities going to Starbucks.”

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