John Mulaney’s Ex Anna Marie Tendler Clarifies Photo Seemingly About IVF Injections

After Anna Marie Tender posted a photo of herself seemingly giving herself IVF hormone injections, the ex-wife of John Mulaney clarified that her art isn’t a “photo diary.”

By Ashley Joy Parker Mar 01, 2022 11:52 PMTags
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Art doesn't always imitate life.

That's exactly what Anna Marie Tendler wants you to know after she shared an Instagram of a woman giving herself what appears to be IVF hormone injections.

"I would like to clear up a common misnomer about my work—This is not a photo diary," the artist, who split from John Mulaney in July, wrote in an Instagram Story on Feb. 28.  "I am never commenting on any one thing. I am rarely posting photos chronologically. I am a fine artist. There are stand alone works that speak to the female experience at large."

She continued, "My life has been filled with a million experiences that are mined to create a body of work that is about something bigger than me."

The clarifying message comes just hours after she posted a photo showing what many believed to be her pinching the skin on the stomach as she gave herself a shot. As the 36-year-old captioned the shot, "Eggs, Over Easy."

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Over the summer, after six years of marriage, the comedian officially filed for divorce from his wife. (He's since welcomed son Malcom, 3 months, with girlfriend Olivia Munn. Following the breakup, She said she was "heartbroken" by the John's decision to go to their separate ways, but wished him continued success in his recovery.


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In January, the same month their divorce was finalized, she opened up to Harper's Bazaar about her fertility journey, which included freezing her eggs.

 "There were things I never even thought about before because that was just a closed door," Anna Marie said. "So now that it feels like not as much of a closed door, it's something that I ruminate on a lot. I feel lucky that I get to be standing on the precipice of all of these new things, that I get to possibly experience, and who knows how they will go? And there is certainly something exciting about that."