- Comedian John Mulaney and Anna Marie Tendler met in the 2000s and wed in 2014.
- John Mulaney has often mentioned Anna Marie in his multiple Netflix comedy specials.
- They are divorcing after six years of marriage, the couple confirmed to Page Six.
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Comedian John Mulaney first met artist Annamarie Tendler (who professionally goes by Anna Marie Tendler) over a decade ago, and they tied the knot in 2014.
They are getting a divorce after six years of marriage, the couple confirmed to Page Six. The news of their split follows Mulaney’s recent 60-day stay in rehab for alcohol and cocaine addiction.
Here is a timeline of John Mulaney and Anna Marie Tendler’s relationship:
In the late 2000s, John and Anna Marie met during a group trip to Martha’s Vineyard
John and Anna Marie initially met during a trip to Martha’s Vineyard, an island in Massachusetts.
“After a group vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, John rode shotgun while Anna drove a carload of people home,” the couple wrote in a post on their wedding website years later. “He did bits the whole ride and killed. They were not dating at the time, but Anna knew they would be soon after.”
In 2010, Anna Marie predicted that she would marry John
On February 16, 2010, Anna Marie wrote a sign that says, “John is the man I am going to marry” and dated it with her signature.
Years later John, shared a picture of the sign in an Instagram post celebrating their 4-year wedding anniversary. “Happy 4th Anniversary @amtendler,” John wrote. “And happy 8 year and 5 month anniversary to when you predicted it.”
In January 2012, John seemed to mention Anna Marie being his girlfriend for the first time
In an interview with New York magazine in January 2012, John seemed to make his first public reference to Anna Marie being his girlfriend.
When asked how much money was too much when paying for a haircut in New York City, John replied, “My girlfriend is a makeup artist and hairstylist and cuts my hair for free. I would promote her here but I totally forgot her name.”
Later that year, John also mentioned Anna Marie in his stand-up comedy special ‘New in Town’
In his stand-up special “New In Town,” John mentioned Anna Marie. “I really like dating Jewish women,” John said in reference to his girlfriend.
“They’re great, because like I think a lot of problems people have in relationships are with communication because guys don’t know what women are thinking. And with Jewish women, you do not have to guess what they are thinking … they will tell you,” he joked.
In 2013, the couple adopted a French Bulldog named Petunia
In 2013, John and Annmarie welcomed a new member to their family when they adopted a French Bulldog and named her Petunia. They started an Instagram account for her the same year, sharing photos of them and their dog on adventures.
John gushed about Petunia on “The Ellen Show” in 2014 when he joked, “That’s my wife and my daughter … it’s fun to have a French-Bulldog puppy. It’s like having a baby that’s also a grandma.”
In July 2014, John and Anna Marie got married in New York
On July 5, 2014, John and Anna Marie were married in Boiceville, New York, in an area with an impressive view of the Catskills.
They were wed by friend and comedian Dan Levy and the wedding had a 1920s and woodland-deco theme.
John shared a wedding photo on his Instagram to mark the occasion. “On a beautiful and perfect day, I married a beautiful and perfect woman,” he wrote in the caption. “I wish I could live it over and over again.
In 2015, John described their wedding ceremony in his comedy special ‘The Comeback Kid’
“My wife is Jewish, she’s a New-York Jew. I did it!” John said in his comedy special “The Comeback Kid” on Netflix.
“Now, I was raised Catholic. I don’t know if you can tell that from the everything about me. My wife is Jewish, I grew up Catholic, so we got married by a friend. Being married by a friend is a beautiful ceremony that alienates both families’ religions while confusing the elderly people at the wedding,” he joked.
In 2016, Anna Marie was John’s make-up artist for his Broadway show
In 2016, John and comedian Nick Kroll took to Broadway for their hit show, “Oh, Hello” In the show, they played two elderly men, Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, and Anna Marie helped transform them into these characters.
“It was hands-down the most rewarding thing that I did in makeup in my entire makeup career,” Anna Marie told Nylon magazine in a 2019 interview. “We did 140 shows just on Broadway, that doesn’t include the tour and off-Broadway. I went from writing books, which was very solitary, to working on Broadway on something really collaborative and that was so fun.”
The show closed in 2017.
In early 2018, Anna Marie was mentioned in another one of John’s stand-up routines
In his 2018 Netflix special “Kid Gorgeous at Radio City,” John made many references to his wife and her fiery personality.
“I said, ‘Do you mind if I still make fun of you on stage?’ And my wife said, ‘Yeah, you can make fun of me. But just don’t say that I’m a b—- and that you don’t like me,'” John recalled. “I was like, ‘The bar is so much lower than I ever imagined. That’s it?’ Also, I wouldn’t say that. What kind of show would that be?”
He went on to jokingly clarify, “My wife is a b—- and I like her so much. She is a dynamite, 1.52m, Jewish b—-, and she’s the best.”
In October 2018, John and Anna Marie dressed up as Romeo and Juliet for Halloween
In 2018, the couple attended a Halloween party together dressed as Leonardo DiCaprio and Clare Danes from the 1996 adaptation “Romeo + Juliet.” “Happy Halloween!” John wrote on his Instagram. “Special thanks to Baz Luhrmann!!!”
This costume could’ve been a nod to when, in an earlier post, John wrote to Anna Marie, “Every time I see you it feels like when Leo saw Claire Danes through the aquarium.”
In February 2019, John posted a sweet message to Anna Marie on Valentine’s Day and the pair attended the Academy Awards
“Happy Valentines Day to the coolest, kindest, funniest, weirdest, most beautiful, most artistically inspiring person I have ever met,” John wrote in an Instagram post beneath a photograph of Anna Marie.
“Happy Valentines Day to a woman who is a cross between Joan Didion and Erika Jayne. Anna, you might as well be the Sea Org, because I’d sign a Billion Year Contract to be with you…Life would be so stupid without you,” he added.
Later that month, the two attended the 91st Annual Academy Awards together.
In March 2019, Anna Marie celebrated John hosting ‘SNL’
In March 2019, John hosted “Saturday Night Live” for the second time.
Anna Marie (who previously deleted her Instagram account in December 2020) later shared a picture of her with John and their comedian friend, Pete Davidson, from that night, with the two guys wearing matching shirts with Annmarie’s face on them.
“John and me and me and me and Pete,” Anna Marie wrote in her now-deleted Instagram post. “Congratulations John! I’m lucky you’re my husband. And Pete, you’re not on social media but I’m lucky you’re my friend. It’s cool how we are all the same height.”
In December 2019, they attended the premiere of ‘John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch’
To celebrate the debut of John’s Netflix special, “John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch,” the pair attended a premiere.
John shared a photo from the event and part of his caption read, ” … Anna, I don’t know how to pose in photos but I am lucky to be next to you. And you’re the only person I want to make laugh, truly.”
In May 2020, Anna Marie appeared on John’s podcast
In April, John and Kroll returned as their recurring characters George St. Geegland and Charmed I’m Sure Gil Faizon for “Oh Hello The P’dcast.”
On an episode, the pair, while in character, spoke to Anna Marie, who did makeup for the “Oh Hello” Broadway show-turned-Netflix-special.
They spoke about the close bond they shared while working on the production.
December 2020: John checked into rehab for 60 days for alcohol and cocaine addiction, according to multiple reports
The New York Post’s Page Six broke the news that he would be entering a treatment facility for 60 days. Multiple reports said he checked himself into rehab for cocaine and alcohol abuse.
In previous interviews, John had spoken about how he began drinking at the age of 13 and later reportedly abused drugs, including cocaine and prescription drugs. He said he got sober when he was 23.
May 2021: The couple confirmed to Page Six they were divorcing
After six years of marriage, the couple confirmed to Page Six that they would be getting a divorce.
A spokesperson for John confirmed the divorce to Page Six and added, “John will not have any further comment as he continues to focus on his recovery and getting back to work.”
Through a spokesperson, Anna Marie told Page Six, “I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage.” In the statement, she said she wishes “him support and success as he continues his recovery.”
Representatives for Mulaney and Tendler didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.