Amy Poehler is considered one of the most celebrated actresses and female comedians in the American Entertainment Industry. After starring in the show Saturday Night Live, she rose to fame and went on gaining popularity showing her acting talent in various other TV shows, including Parks and Recreation. Besides, Amy has also lent her voice to some animated movies such as Inside Out and Shrek the Third.
Besides being a top female comedian, Amy Poehler is a proud mom to two adorable sons with her ex-husband, Will Arnett. Although she is in the bright limelight, she has kept her sons, Archie Arnett and Abel Arnett, far from the media paparazzi. However, there are still some facts about Amy Poehler’s sons, which she has failed to keep away from the media’s prying eyes. So, please stick with us through this article to know them all.
Amy Poehler’s Son, Archie Arnett Shares His Father’s Name
Aforementioned, Amy Poehler has two sons with her former husband and co-star, Will Arnett. The ex-couple, Amy and Will welcomed their first son, Archie Arnett, on 25 October 2008. His full name is Archibald ‘Archie’ William Emerson Arnett. Archie got his two middle names William Emerson after his dad, Will, whose full name is William Emerson Arnett. Moreover, Emerson is also his paternal grandfather’s name, and William is his mother, Amy’s father’s name.
Besides sharing his name with his dad and granddad, Amy Poehler’s son, Archie even shares his name with one of the world’s famous kids. Archie is also the name of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s son. So, Amy feels proud that her son got the name of a royal baby.
Amy’s Other Child, Abel, Got His Middle Name After His Granddad
After two years of Archie’s arrival, Amy and Will welcomed their second son, Abel James Arnett, on 6 August 2010. Like his elder brother, Abel also got his middle name James after his paternal grandfather, Emerson James Arnett. Well, the kids also must be very close to their grandma, Eileen Poehler.
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The former SNL star, Amy Poehler and Will Arnett tied their knot in August 2003. After their marriage, they also worked together on various films like Blades of Glory and Arrested Development. However, Amy and Will Arnett’s marital life did not last long, and eventually, they separated officially in 2014. Although Amy and Will are no more together, they co-parent their two sons together, remaining good friends.
Both Sons Of Amy Poehler Stay Far From The Limelight
As we mentioned earlier, Amy Poehler is very concerned about her sons’ privacy with Will Arnett. She never shares photos of her sons, Archie and Abel, on her social media handles. However, Amy often talks about her immense love for her kids during media interviews and her writings.
Back in 2014, Amy Poehler disclosed that she loves her boys so much that she fears her heart will explode. She added that she wonders if her love for her sons will crack open her chest and split her in half. In an essay featured in The Globe and Mail, Amy even talked about her memories of her sons’ potty training. She wrote she has a picture of Archie and Abel wearing underwear on their heads while simultaneously pooping. Amy plans on using that picture for blackmailing her sons when they are teenagers and won’t let her hug them in public.
Well, Amy and her ex-partner, Will Arnett, are waiting for the time when their sons will grow up and decide either to present themselves in front of the camera or not on their own.
Amy Poehler Created A Show Thinking About Her Sons
In 2019, Amy Poehler planned to bond with her sons by making a TV show she can watch together with them. She made an animated series named Duncanville, which is about an awkward teenage boy and his family. Moreover, Amy even voiced both the mom, Annie, and son, Duncan’s role in the show.
Amy Poehler’s sons, Archie and Abel, rarely get to watch pieces of stuff they and their mom are equally interested in. One of the first shows Amy’s sons and Amy watched together and laughed at the same things was The Simpsons. So, Amy decided to create Duncanville so that she can watch and enjoy the show together with her kids.