After nearly 19 years of marriage, radio host Adam Carolla and his wife Lynette have decided to divorce. Carolla broke the news at the beginning of his podcast, The Adam Carolla Show
After nearly six years together as a couple, Carolla and Lynette tied the knot in September 2002. Natalia and Santino “Sonny” Carolla, who will turn 15 next month, was born later.
For months we’ve been apart, it’s been tough,” Carolla stated on his program. They have always put the children first. ‘They’re doing well, some say too well,’ he laughed. Although some destruction was intended, it was not extensive.
The comedian elaborated on the reasons for the breakup, citing the fact that he and Lynette are “extremely different.”
“It’s been a difficult time,” he said. “We’ve been together for 25 years, we’re very different human beings, we have different sets of philosophies, that’s for sure.
It’s not an event, it’s not somebody was cheating, it’s not chronic gambling or COVID, it’s really just two people that were just that different and just had completely different processes and approaches to life and just couldn’t meet in the middle somewhere.”
He continued, “It’s hard, it’s a weird thing. Everyone gets divorced — or a lot of people get divorced … but it just never was in my cards. I guess I didn’t have it as an option. My thing was like, whatever isn’t working, we’ll make it work. But ultimately, if you can’t make it work then it’s probably for the good, so I’m in a pretty good place.”
Carolla has indicated that things are “good” between him and Lynette right now and that they have figured out a “nesting” routine for their children in which they split time at home between both of them.
“We’re doing nesting now, so you stay at the house, the kids don’t leave the house,” he explained. “It’s much better — when my parents got divorced, my dad just moved out and crashed on the sofa at my grandparents house.”
The former co-host of The Man Show with Jimmy Kimmel in the early 2000s said he was “embarrassed” at first to discuss his divorce in public.
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My primary emotion is one of humiliation and embarrassment,” he explained. Divorce, in my opinion, is emotionally devastating.
Carolla summed it all up by saying, “Ultimately it’s better, my life’s better, I’m fine with it,” before carrying on with his show. For me, it’s more of a philosophical stance than a rational one: “I don’t want this thing to happen, but I’m better off if it does.”
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