John Mulaney’s ex-wife Anna Marie Tendler has revealed that she now plans to freeze her eggs after finalizing her divorce from the comedian last year.
Mulaney, 39, who was the one who instigated the split, and has since moved on and welcomed a baby with actress Olivia Munn – something Anna, 36, has described as being ‘surreal’ to witness.
In a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar the artist implies that her attitude towards having children has changed since the end of their seven-year marriage, and now intends to ‘certainly’ freeze her eggs.
Moving on: John Mulaney’s ex wife Anna Marie Tendler, 36, reveals she plans to freeze her eggs… after he ended their six-year marriage and had a baby with actress Oliva Munn
‘There were things I never even thought about before because that was just a closed door,’ she says. ‘So now that it feels like not as much of a closed door, it’s something that I ruminate on a lot.’
Olivia, 41, and her boyfriend Mulaney welcomed their first child together in November after going public with their romance in May.
Hinting about having children in her future, Anna said: ‘I feel lucky that I get to be standing on the precipice of all of these new things, that I get to possibly experience, and who knows how they will go? And there is certainly something exciting about that.’
Meanwhile, talking about the painful events after their split, Anna explained: ‘Everything that has transpired has been totally shocking and I think surreal. In a way, I feel like, well, it can only go up from here, because I reached the depth of where I could go.’
Split: Tendler and Mulaney’s divorce was finalized on January 6 – six months after the comedian had filed
They’d officially announced their separation in May after John had completed a 60-day stint at a rehab facility. The comedian had been the one to initiate the split.
As for how she’s coped with the swift turn of events in her life, Anna admitted that she’s ‘had a lot of bad days and medium days.
‘I wouldn’t say I had any good days until the summer.’
She told the outlet that she’s spent a majority of the looming COVID-19 pandemic at the home she and Mulaney had purchased in June 2020 in rural Connecticut.
‘I do miss my friends, and I am aware that I’m maybe a little too young to be living in the middle of the woods by myself. [But] I was able to create the space that, even as a child, I always wanted to live in,’ she explained of her reason to stay.
New flame: John, 39, has since moved on and welcomed a child with girlfriend Olivia Munn; Olivia pictured in 2021
Changes: The end of the couple’s relationship came during a year of huge changes in the former Saturday Night Live writer’s life; John pictured in September
In an attempt to make the place her own, Anna has since redecorated. But one piece of artwork depicting her French bulldog Petunia will always have a connection to John.
‘This is just a painting of Petunia that someone who was a fan of John’s painted and then gave to him at a show,’ she explained, before being asked by the outlet if it’s artwork John would want back.
‘I don’t think so,’ she replied.
TMZ reported on Thursday, January 6 that Mulaney had officially signed the papers to end his marriage to his wife of seven years.
The end of the couple’s relationship came during a year of huge changes in the former Saturday Night Live writer’s life.
John had entered a 60-day stint at a treatment facility for cocaine addiction and alcoholism in December 2020, Page Six revealed. He completed the program by February.
Newborn: Their son, Malcom Hiệp, was born in November
His separation from Anna went public in mid-May of 2021 and he finally filed for divorce in July in New York.
When news broke of his marriage breakup, Page Six insiders said that John requested a divorce from Anna Marie as early as February.
‘I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage,’ she said when the split was announced. ‘I wish him support and success as he continues his recovery.’
A few days after their separation was announced, a source claimed to PEOPLE that John had become romantically involved with Olivia Munn.
John went public with Olivia’s pregnancy this September on Late Night With Seth Meyers, whose host had been part of his intervention last year.
He showered praise on Olivia for having ‘dealt with’ his newly sober self and said, ‘She’s kind of held my hand through that hell, and we’re having a baby together.’
During the interview he revealed that the first time he was introduced to Olivia was at Seth’s wedding on Martha’s Vineyard in 2013.
He gushed about their ‘incredible’ new relationship, saying: ‘Olivia and this baby have helped save me from myself in this early journey out of recovery.’
Their son, Malcom Hiệp, was born in November.
Working through the hurt: While Munn and Mulaney seem happy with Malcolm, Tendler recently opened up about what she called a ‘harsh and punishing’ year
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