Amy Poehler & Nick Kroll's Split Was One of the Hardest Kinds of Breakups

Nooo!!! Amy Poehler and Nick Kroll broke up after two years together. We thought this was the ultimate comedy love match, but the comedy took over. It sounds like they couldn't make their schedules align and they had to make a really tough call on where things were going.


A friend of Amy's tells Us Weekly, "Unfortunately, they just couldn’t make the relationship work with their schedules." Both have upcoming projects, and Poehler has two sons from her previous marriage with Will Arnett. "They really tried, but it just wasn’t realistic anymore. They were spending more time apart than together.”

Would you hate to see that conversation, where after 20 consecutive failed attempts to spend an uninterrupted night together you finally say, "You know what? This isn't working." It's not like they had a big fight or someone cheated or was a jerk, so there's no one to be mad at. This is one of those times when the good guys don't win. Bummer.

On one hand, it's fantastic that both Kroll's and Poehler's careers are so on fire right now. You could kind of read between the lines and imagine that they're more passionate about their projects right now than they are about each other. That doesn't seem quite fair. I'm sure it's more complicated than that.

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If you're both busy with exciting careers, jumping on opportunities that won't be around forever, who is going to be the first one to say, "I'm giving up this project so I can spend more time with you"? Do you dare? 

It seemed like Kroll was Poehler's soul mate. He got her because he's a comedian, too -- but the same thing that brought them together ultimately kept them apart. That must have made this decision so much more difficult to make. 

On the bright side, it sound like Poehler's life is so full and exciting now she doesn't feel like she needs to be in a relationship. A friend of mine who broke up with her boyfriend a few months ago told me something like that. "You know what? I have a job I love and I have a lot of friends I love, and I'm really happy right now." She and her boyfriend had sort of tapered off and started seeing less and less of each other, so they finally talked and said, "We're finished here, aren't we?" It wasn't that hard a conversation to have after all.

Still, in Poehler and Kroll's case it's sad when everything else about your relationship is totally working except time. Stupid time, ruining love! Why do you have to be like that?


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