After shocking fans with their unexpected divorce, both Will Arnett and Amy Poehler have remained relatively tight-lipped about the dissolution of their nine-year relationship. However, in the current issue of Details, Arnett is finally opening up.
The “Arrested Development” actor tells the magazine that his separation had one positive side-effect: It pushed him into an intense workout routine. “If going to the gym obsessively for eight, nine months was my way of dealing, then let that be my worst problem,” he says.
Arnett admits that “life is challenging,” but says that he’s found some semblance of happiness since becoming newly single. “All people have been doing since the dawn of time is trying to figure out how to live this life and be happy. I’m no different. I’m 43, and I’ve found my happiness — which is my kids.”
The star of the upcoming CBS comedy “The Millers” tells the publication that he “certainly” still believes in the institution of marriage, despite his two divorces. (Arnett was married to actress Penelope Ann Miller from December 1994 to January 1995.)
He also adds that he’s currently “not officially dating” and remains unsure how to re-enter the dating world.”Yeah, I don’t know what you do. Do you put out an announcement in the trades? I’M DATING!” he jokes. “It all seems very scary to me, to be honest. So I’m kind of keeping pretty close counsel right now.”