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Dive Into Natasha Lyonne's Bizarre Break Up Reason

Relationships can be sink or swim, which was quite literally the case for one celebrity couple recently.

While no one has drowned, it has been confirmed that Natasha Lyonne of Orange Is The New Black fame and SNL alum Fred Armisen recently ended their 8-year relationship over a swimming pool.

According to News.com, the pair ‘were initially linked to one another in 2014 when they attended Lorne Michael’s pre-Emmys party at the Sunset Tower Hotel’s Tower Bar in West Hollywood.’

The pair remained together until recently, with the Russian Doll star revealing, “I honestly think we broke up because I wanted a swimming pool,” Lyonne, 43, claimed.

“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. “It might seem like a mundane reason for a break-up, but during that pandemic, you’ve got to get your laps — I’m like Burt Lancaster in The Swimmer.”

I would argue that the reason is anything but mundane.

It’s not you; it’s me;  is mundane.

Other common relationship dealbreakers; are babies, marriage, geographical locations and differing political and religious beliefs. Relevant and essential, but mundane in break-up terms.

Me or the swimming pool? Is like a refreshing dip on a hot summer's day and makes for far more exciting post break up debriefs for your friends.

Or create an exhaustive list of everything you can get from a pool that you can’t get from a relationship.

Sure a pool can’t keep you warm or cook you dinner, but it can cool you down in the summer, is the perfect setting for a party, and you can float on an inflatable unicorn with a cocktail in hand. Name one relationship where you can do that?

As someone who loves a dip and an exciting break up I think when you lay it out like a towel by the water,  it’s one of the most rational celebrity breakups I have seen in a while.

I wish Natasha Lyonne and her pool all the best and hope it lasts longer than a summer fling.