Entertainment TV Natasha Lyonne Confirms Split from Fred Armisen: 'We're Still Talking All the Time' "I honestly think we broke up because I wanted a swimming pool," Natasha Lyonne said of her split from Fred Armisen By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 15, 2022 07:06 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen have called it quits. While discussing the long-awaited second season of her Russian Doll series with The Hollywood Reporter, the 43-year-old actress opened up about her bond with Armisen — and confirmed their split. Addressing whether she's currently based in Los Angeles, Lyonne told the outlet, "I'm not. I had been there living with Fred [Armisen] and during COVID." "I honestly think we broke up because I wanted a swimming pool," she continued. "We love each other just about as much as two people can love each other and we're still talking all the time, but Freddy doesn't like a swimming pool. It might seem like a mundane reason for a breakup, but during that pandemic, you've got to get your laps — I'm like Burt Lancaster in The Swimmer." Because of this, Lyonne chose to purchase a house with a pool in the Los Angeles area. "So that's the real scandal," the Orange Is the New Black alum jokingly added. "I guess I finally am an actual bicoastal." A rep for Armisen did not immediately respond PEOPLE's request for comment. Mike Windle/Getty A Brief History of Natasha Lyonne & Fred Armisen's Relationship Lyonne and Armisen were first linked in 2014 when they attended Netflix's post-Emmys party at the Chateau Marmont. At the time, an onlooker told PEOPLE that the pair "shared kisses and were very cozy together." Lyonne later revealed in a 2019 Glamour profile that Armisen's former Saturday Night Live colleague Maya Rudolph introduced the now-exes. "I was going through a rocky road, as we know," she said of the pair's first meeting, adding that she was in her "Grey Gardens phase." While dating Lyonne, Armisen — who was married to Elisabeth Moss from 2009 to 2011 and singer Sally Timms from 1998 to 2004 — told Vulture he was "trying to be less selfish." "I want to give more than I'm used to giving," he added. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free weekly newsletter to get the biggest news of the week delivered to your inbox every Friday. Lyonne and Armisen were last seen together at the 2020 Golden Globes. Since then, the actress ignited split rumors when she stepped out with a mystery man in September 2021. Photos obtained by the Daily Mail captured the pair holding hands while attending the Malibu Chili Cook-Off.