Elisabeth Moss talks "traumatic and awful" marriage to Fred Armisen

Elisabeth Moss attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Elisabeth Moss got candid about her brief marriage to Fred Armisen in a new interview.

The "Mad Men" star reflected on her relationship with the former "Saturday Night Live" cast member -- they married in 2009 and separated less than a year later -- calling it "extremely traumatic."

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Elisabeth Moss on the cover of New York magazine.
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"Looking back, I feel like I was really young, and at the time I didn't think that I was that young," she explained in the March 10 issue of New York magazine. "It was extremely traumatic and awful and horrible."

But, she added, "At the same time, it turned out for the best. I'm glad that I'm not there. I'm glad that it didn't happen when I was 50. I'm glad I didn't have kids. And I got that out of the way. Hopefully. Like, that's probably not going to happen again."

The breakup made the tabloids, which was eye-opening for the 31-year-old actress. "I always knew that the stuff that you read is not true, but when I was in the situation and you really, actually read things that you apparently said or did that are 100 percent made up ... It's just the strange, simple thing of, that's your heart they're talking about, and it just ... it sucks."

But she understands the appeal, she admits.

"I'm not perfect in that way," she said. "I enjoy a little gossip. I like looking at photos of celebrities going to Starbucks."

Moss returns in "Mad Men" when the first seven episodes of the AMC drama's final season begin airing April 13. The second batch of episodes won't air until next year.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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