Andy Richter and his wife, Sarah Thyre, are calling it quits.
The former couple announced the news in separate statements posted within minutes of each other on Twitter on Saturday. Richter, perhaps best known as Conan O’Brien‘s sidekick, married Thyre in 1996. They had been together over 27 years before deciding to go their separate ways.
“It is with sadness that Sarah and I announce that we have separated and have begun divorce proceedings,” Richter wrote on Twitter. “We are extremely proud of the life we’ve built together and shared with so many friends over the years, and even though our marriage has reached its completion we will always maintain a loving friendship and parenting partnership.”
The comedian added: “The amount of love and support that you all have shown is truly a gift and so so meaningful to me. I feel very loved. Thank you.”
Thyre, best known for her role as Coach Cherri Wolf on “Strangers with Candy”, shared in her own post: “After careful consideration, @AndyRichter and I have decided to divorce. We’ve shared a wonderful 27+ years and have 2 fabulous kids whom we love and will continue to parent together. Thanks to our friends and family for their support. ♥️Looking forward to the next chapter…”
Richter and Thyre share two children — 18-year-old son William and 12-year-old daughter Mercy.
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