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

Fred Armisen and Natasha Lyonne
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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.

Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen
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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.

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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.

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