Though they are children of celebrities, Archie and Abel have largely been kept out of the public eye. Will Arnett and Amy Poehler, despite a public breakup, have remained supportive co-parents to the young boys. In this article, we shed light on the lives of Archie and Abel and the co-parenting dynamic between Arnett and Poehler.
Archie and Abel’s Early Years
Arnett and Poehler first met in 1996 and began dating shortly thereafter. The couple got married in August 2003. However, they separated in September 2012 and officially divorced 19 months later, in April 2014. The divorce was described as amicable, with neither party harboring malice, according to sources close to the couple.
In April 2014, when filing for divorce, Arnett requested joint legal and physical custody of Archie and Abel and asked for visitation rights to maintain a balanced family life for their sons.
Archie, the couple’s first child, was born on October 25, 2008, weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Abel, the second child, was welcomed by his family on August 6, 2010, with a weight of 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Both births were confirmed to be healthy, and the family was reported to be resting comfortably each time. Archie and Abel are now 14 and 13 years old, respectively.
In a 2014 essay published in The Globe and Mail, Amy wrote about her love for her children, stating:
“I love my boys so much I fear my heart will explode. I wonder if this love will crack open my chest and split me in half. It is scary, this love.”
She also humorously noted that she has a picture of her sons wearing underwear on their heads while pooping, as Archie sat on a toilet and Abel on a potty, facing each other and smiling. As the actress pointed out, she intends to use the picture for future blackmail when they become teenagers.
Poehler and Arnett’s Co-parenting Dynamic
Despite their separation, Poehler and Arnett have remained supportive co-parents. In 2020, they made a joint public appearance on a Canadian television special called ‘Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble.’ This led to speculation among fans that the pair were quarantining together during the coronavirus pandemic, but it wasn’t confirmed.
Following the divorce, Arnett entered into a relationship with Alessandra Brawn, a marketing and PR professional based in New York City. The couple welcomed their first child together, Alexander Denison Arnett, who goes by the nickname ‘Denny,’ in May 2020.
Amy Poehler dated actor Nick Kroll from 2013 to 2015 but has not been publicly linked to anyone since.
Both Amy and Will have spoken openly about their approaches to parenting. Arnett mentioned that his children get the bulk of his time, and nothing interferes with that. In a February 2020 appearance on Dax Shepard’s ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast, he talked about the challenges of coping with public commentary on his divorce and its impact on his children.
Meanwhile, Amy Poehler has been private, rarely sharing details about her children but making occasional public appearances with them.