'Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss Bashing Her Ex-Husband Is Bad Form

elisabeth mossThe usually classy Elisabeth Moss (Peggy on Mad Men) has been a closed book when it comes to talking about her very short marriage to Saturday Night Live star Fred Armisen. But she recently opened up about their divorce for the first time, and what she had to say about him was the opposite of nice:

"One of the greatest things I heard someone say about him is, 'He's so great at doing impersonations. But the greatest impersonation he does is that of a normal person.' To me, that sums it up."

Eeps! So much for taking the high road. You certainly can't blame her for being angry -- especially given all the nasty rumors that Arimsen's cheating had led to their split. Still, publicly bashing your ex is a delicate matter, and this might not have been the best time or place to dish on how "abnormal" this dude is.

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I know just as much as anyone how cathartic it can be to badmouth about an ex, especially if you feel strongly that she/he seriously hurt you. Making jokes at a particularly bad ex's expense can even go a long way in helping you to feel better (although I have no experience in this whatsoever). But those kinds of rants should be reserved for a close friend or a therapist -- not broadcasted to social networks or, in this case, splashed on the pages of celebrity gossip publications for all to read.

Eventually, you have to move past all the negativity; to stew in it for too long can be unhealthy. Of course, we all slip up sometimes. And in fairness to Elisabeth she's been mum until now -- obviously, this statement doesn't make her a bad person. But I do think it says a lot about a person and where they are emotionally if they continue to complain about an ex in an overwhelmingly bitter way. This biting comment makes me think she still has a long way to go to heal.

Have you ever felt bad about bashing an ex?

 

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