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Andy Richter, Conan O'Brien's longtime sidekick, shares two kids with wife Sarah Thyre

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April 15, 2019 03:09 PM

Andy Richter and his wife Sarah Thyre are calling it quits.

The comedian and longtime sidekick to Conan O’Brien announced the news on Saturday.

“It is with sadness that Sarah and I announce that we have separated and have begun divorce proceedings,” he tweeted. “We are extremely proud of the life we’ve built together and shared with so many friends over the years, and even though our marriage has reached its completion we will always maintain a loving friendship and parenting partnership.”

Thyre also issued a statement via Twitter.

“After careful consideration, @AndyRichter and I have decided to divorce,” wrote the Strangers with Candy star. “We’ve shared a wonderful 27+ years and have 2 fabulous kids whom we love and will continue to parent together. Thanks to our friends and family for their support. Looking forward to the next chapter…”

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The two share son William, 18, and daughter Mercy, 12.

Richter thanked fans for their support hours after the announcement, tweeting, “The amount of love and support that you all have shown is truly a gift and so so meaningful to me. I feel very loved. Thank you.”

In response to a tweet about divorce being “awful,” Richter said: “It is, but we’re doin ok.”

He has also maintained his sense of humor about the news. After comedian Sarah Beattie made a joke about dating Thyre now that she’s single, Richter tweeted: “I want to come to the wedding.”

On Sunday, he joked about the next chapter of his life.

“Now that you all know about my divorce, get ready for my ‘my apartment building’ tweets! They’re all about living in an apartment!” he tweeted.

“One of my bigger regrets since moving into my own apartment a few months ago is that the people in the office bldg across the street who’ve had to see me naked never got to see my a– before it fell,” he added.

Conan airs weeknights at 11 p.m. ET on TBS.

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