Elisabeth Moss Slams Marriage to a Rich Older Man After “Extremely Traumatic” 8 Months with Fred Armisen

Sugar Baby Elisabeth Moss Slams Marriage to Rich Older ManUnfor­tu­nately, not all May-December mar­riages are des­tined for suc­cess. Mad Men star Elis­a­beth Moss, 31, recently opened up in an inter­view with New York mag­a­zine about her failed mar­riage to 47-year-old Sat­ur­day Night Live star Fred Armisen. Need­less to say, Moss had less than nice things to say about her older ex-husband.

The celebrity cou­ple tied the knot after dat­ing for about a year, but their mar­riage never made it past the one-year mark—they were sep­a­rated in eight months and their divorce was final­ized by May 2011. So, what went wrong? It turns out a lot of it had to do with their 16-year age difference.

Look­ing back, I feel like I was really young, and at the time I didn’t think that I was that young,” said Moss. “It was extremely trau­matic and awful and horrible.”

That being said, Moss is sort of grate­ful for being so young when their mar­riage col­lapsed. “At the same time, it turned out for the best. I’m glad that I’m not there. I’m glad that it didn’t hap­pen when I was 50. I’m glad I didn’t have kids. And I got that out of the way. Hopefully.”

To be fair, Fred Armisen has admit­ted in the past that he being a “ter­ri­ble hus­band” and boyfriend had a lot to do with the celebrity couple’s mar­riage falling apart. “I want it all—fast,” he explained in an inter­view with Howard Stern. “I want to be married—the amount of girls I’ve lived with right away—and then some­where around a year, two years, I get freaked out.”

The expe­ri­ence of this par­tic­u­lar celebrity cou­ple actu­ally sets a good exam­ple for other age-gap cou­ples. If you’re dat­ing a much older man, your views on mar­riage can be very dif­fer­ent. Even if mar­riage is some­thing you see your­self doing at some point in life, be care­ful not to rush into it with your older man, no mat­ter how much he might pres­sure you. The mar­riage will never last if you wind up mov­ing too fast and then regret­ting your decision.

What do you think: Would you marry an older man after less than a year of dating?


Paskin, W., “The Very Bright Future of Mad Men’s Elis­a­beth Moss,” Vul­ture web site, March 9, 2014; http://goo.gl/wkqq2E.

Serpe, G., “Fred Armisen Talks Failed Mar­riage to Mad Men’s Elis­a­beth Moss: ‘I Was a Ter­ri­ble Hus­band,’” E! News web site, Jan­u­ary 8, 2014; http://goo.gl/HeP6AK.

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