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Natasha Lyonne Confirms She And Fred Armisen Broke Up After Eight Years—Over A Swimming Pool

Natasha Lyonne Confirms She And Fred Armisen Broke Up After Eight Years—Over A Swimming Pool
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Actors Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen have been a Hollywood fixture for nearly eight years now, ever since they first walked a red carpet together at the 2014 Emmy Awards.

But their romance has come to an abrupt end, and for a very unusual reason. Armisen didn't want a swimming pool at their house.

Lyonne touched on the unlikely end to her romance with the SNL alum while doing press for the upcoming new season of her hit Netflix series Russian Doll.

But even reading the reason for the break-up in context doesn't really make it make much more sense.

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the trade mag asked Lyonne if she was still based in Los Angeles after having decamped from her native New York during the pandemic.

“I’m not. I had been there living with Fred and during COVID."

This led to Lyonne confirming she and Armisen had split up.

When asked for the reason for the break-up, Lyonne said:

“I honestly think we broke up because I wanted a swimming pool."
"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."

Clearly there's more to the story, right?

Well the additional context Lyonne added didn't really do much to clarify things.

"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.'"

Lyonne then told The Hollywood Reporter she's since bought a new house in Los Angeles that does have a pool and is now splitting her time between both coasts.

She quipped to the magazine:

"[T]hat’s the real scandal. I guess I finally am an actual bicoastal."

Of course, Lyonne was most likely joking with her interviewer.

Nonetheless, the news raised quite a few eyebrows on Twitter.

So there you have it--add swimming pool opinions to the list of irreconcilable differences.