Calling an end to their 12-year relationship in March, Maloney told the We Met At Acme podcast that she had informed Schwartz when she began to feel unhappy in their marriage but he neglected to “put in the work” to fix things.
Explaining that she’d felt as though Schwartz wasn’t always on her “team”, she added, “It became a common thread throughout our relationship which was frustrating to me.”
“I was like, ‘Well is this just who he is? I don’t really want to change necessarily the fibre of his being’,” She said. “But, I also ultimately realised, I don’t know that I necessarily want to do this for the rest of my life.”
Despite this, Maloney said she “really thought we were gonna make it work.”
“I felt that we had overcome a lot together. I felt that we had grown together, and I thought that we would continue growing together. I was very optimistic.”
“I had been expressing my feelings and where I felt that I was not getting my needs met and where I thought I was being hurt by some of the behaviour,” she explained. “And I don’t think he understood or resonated or agreed.”
“It was one day, I just told him, ‘This is how I’ve been feeling. I’m not feeling very happy’… And then he didn’t really do anything.” Maloney added, “I think he thought that I was just gonna get over it or something. And then, it was a couple of weeks later, I had decided that I wanted to get a divorce.”
Stating that she had felt as though she was “dying inside” due to constantly thinking about their relationship, Maloney believes that separation was ultimately the healthiest decision for both of them.