Natasha Lyonne Joined by Ex-Boyfriend Fred Armisen Onstage During Her SNL Monologue

Natasha Lyonne hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time and was joined by a familiar face: Her ex, former cast member Fred Armisen. Cue the sex tape jokes.

By Corinne Heller May 22, 2022 1:22 PMTags
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Natasha Lyonne hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live for the first time on May 21 and during her monologue, she was joined onstage by none other than her ex-boyfriend, Fred Armisen. The Russian Doll actress noted that she and "Freddy" dated for seven years, joking, "We're the only couple with a sex tape nobody wanted to buy."

Fred and fellow SNL alum Maya Rudolph made a double cameo as the host noted her longtime connection to the NBC sketch series.

"The people here are my real-life chosen family," she said. "I've been coming here since I was a teenager. I co-created Russian Doll with Amy Poehler. And I have great friends from the show."

Fred and Maya then did a few impressions of Natasha, emphasizing her signature raspy voice, inflection and native New York accent.

Natasha had confirmed her breakup from the Portlandia star in a Hollywood Reporter interview published in April.

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"I had been [in Los Angeles] living with Fred and during COVID. I honestly think we broke up because I wanted a swimming pool," she told the outlet. "We love each other just about as much as two people can love each other and we're still talking all the time, but Freddy doesn't like a swimming pool."

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The Orange Is the New Black alum continued, "It might seem like a mundane reason for a breakup, but during that pandemic, you've got to get your laps—I'm like Burt Lancaster in The Swimmer. So, I got myself a house with a pool out in Los Angeles."

Fred has not commented on the pair's split.

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