Actress Aisha Tyler was in tears over her divorce on “The Talk” today.
News broke last week that the comedian and her husband Jeff Tietjens were calling it quits after 20 years of marriage.
Aisha told her co-hosts Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert and Sheryl Underwood that she and Jeff had separated over a year ago, but never talked about it because they were trying to work things out.
"My husband and I met when I was a teenager and I've been with him for more than half of my adult life," she said. "It's very hard when you love someone very much to also start to realize that maybe you want different things for your lives."
More than anything, she wishes Tietjens the best moving forward. "Even though we're separating, all I want for him is joy and fulfillment in whatever he chooses to do in his life next. And whatever I can do to help him do that, I want to do it.”
She continued, "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. He's a wonderful person. He's been my best friend for almost my entire life. I'll always, always love him."