Amy Poehler is dating a New York attorney
Amy Poehler is reportedly dating a New York attorney by the name of Benjamin Graf.
The 45-year-old comedian is a long-time friend of Benjamin, but it appears as though their relationship has taken a romantic turn in recent weeks and they are now officially dating, according to Us Weekly.
Amy has always been candid about her relationship troubles in the past and in 2012, she discussed the breakdown of her marriage to fellow Hollywood star Will Arnett in her book ‘Yes Please’.
The ‘Parks and Recreation’ actress wrote: "When you are a person going through a divorce you feel incredibly alone, yet you are constantly reminded by society of how frequently divorce happens and how common it has become.
"You aren’t allowed to feel special, but no one knows the specific ways you are in pain."
The couple had two children together – Abel, six, and Archie, eight – and Amy is "proud" that despite the breakdown of their marriage, they have remained on good terms for the benefit of their kids.
She said: "I am proud of how my ex-husband, Will, and I have been taking care of our children. I am beyond grateful he is their father, and I don’t think a 10-year marriage constitutes failure."
Following the collapse of her marriage, Amy dated Nick Kroll – who starred in ‘I Love You, Man’ and ‘Get Him to the Greek’ – for two years, before that relationship ended in 2015.
But unlike her two previous lovers, Benjamin is not involved in the entertainment industry and is, in fact, an associate attorney at Merchant & Gould’s New York office, where his main focus is on intellectual property law, patent prosecution and litigation.
His company bio explains: "When he is not trying to be an inventor himself, Ben enjoys Ultimate Frisbee, tennis, cooking and exploring new cities and countries."
The couple were first spotted together on a hiking trip in May 2016, but their relationship has slowly become more intimate over recent weeks.