After two years of dating, powerhouse comedic couple Amy Poehler and Nick Kroll have officially broken up. According to a source close to both of them, scheduling concerns are what spurred the split.
Poehler, 44, and Kroll, 37, got together in early 2013; this came just a few months after the split between Poehler and ex-husband Will Arnett. Poehler and Arnett were married for nine years and have two children, Abel and Archie, together. Poehler’s relationship with Kroll is her first and only since her split with Arnett.
Though neither Poehler nor Kroll has spoken up about the split, rumors first began swirling at this past Sunday’s Emmys, when Kroll was not seen accompanying Poehler. Kroll and Poehler attended 2014’s Emmys together.
Though their time with each other may be over, the two shared some unforgettable moments on the screen together. In Poehler’s hit show Parks and Recreation, Kroll played a radio “shock jock” affectionately called “The Douche.” The interactions between The Douche and Poehler’s character Leslie Knope are numerous and hilarious; one particularly memorable exchange results in The Douche attempting to initiate a threesome with Leslie Knope and Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones), mentioning that he wants to put some “mayonnaise” in that “lady sandwich.” The Douche also once convinced Leslie Knope to get into a tub of Jell-O. How romantic. Poehler cameoed on Kroll’s sketch comedy show, titled Kroll Show, as well.
Though Kroll and Poehler shared some memorable on-screen moments, it appears their schedules are unfortunately too demanding to maintain a proper relationship. Poehler is currently working on several film projects and is basking in the success of the Wet Hot American Summer re-boot, which is exclusively available on Netflix. Likewise, Kroll is busy with several film projects of his own, including a role as “Professor Poopypants” in the upcoming animated adaptation of pre-teen cult classic Captain Underpants, slated to be released in 2016.
Poehler and Kroll’s split follows a string of unfortunate breakups over the course of the summer. As younger and younger stars enter Hollywood, it has become increasingly important for seasoned celebrities to maintain their relevance. By choosing work over their relationships, celebrities reveal who they care about most – their fans.