Today was an emotional day for The Talk“s Aisha Tyler.

After it was rumoured that Tyler and her husband of 20 years, Jeff Tietjens, were getting a divorce, the Archer actress confirmed it was true when she broke down during taping of today’s show, next to her co-stars Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert and Sheryl Underwood.

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While holding back tears, the 45-year-old says that although they are splitting, all she wants for him “is joy and fulfillment in whatever he chooses to do in his life next,”; adding she will do whatever she can to help him.

“I don’t, not in any way, see this relationship as a failure. I was with this extraordinary person. I had this extraordinary love affair for 25 years of my life. And that is how I see it,”; she continues. “He’s a wonderful person. He’s been my best friend for almost my entire life. I’ll always, always love him.”;

Tietjens and Tyler tied the knot in 1994 after being college sweethearts. Tyler had admitted that she had complications with infertility in 2013.


“I married my husband because I loved him, and I don’t feel like there’s anybody missing from our marriage,”; she said. “But when you think about this person that you love, and you think about what a wonderful thing it would be to bring another person like that into this world, I think that’s the hardest part about all of it.”;