Kathy Griffin and Matt Moline are officially divorced but “were absolutely reconciled” for season two

Despite the reconciliation that took place before taping of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List‘s second season, Kathy Griffin and her husband Matt Moline officially divorced in May.

Kathy Griffin told Larry King in a pre-taped interview last night “that people have written online and stuff that they didn’t think the reality show was real and that the marriage was, you know, part of the show and maybe it wasn’t real.” However, she adds, “we were absolutely reconciled for the part of my life where we did the reality show” and said later that their relationship “was all going very well at that time.”

However, they are not happy with one another right now. Matt told CNN in a statement, “Since our divorce, I have not made any public comments about my ex-wife or our marriage. It saddens me that she would choose to make such accusations at this time. I have no intention of engaging in a public debate over private matters.”

Those “private matters,” as expected, involve Kathy’s accusation that Matt systematically stole $72,000 from her over more than a year. She said that, “without my knowledge, [he] was sneaking into my wallet when I was asleep in the mornings and taking my ATM cards of my own private accounts and withdrawing money.” Kathy added that Matt “admitted it and apologized and then I kind of embarked on a whole journey about can we fix this marriage? We went to couple therapy. I really wanted to make it work. And then recently our divorce became final and unfortunately we won’t be able to get beyond the trust issue,” she said.

It did not, and they officially divorced May 15. Because Larry King is one of the world’s worst interviewers, and never really seems to be paying attention, he then says to Kathy, “One would imagine you could afford $72,000″–as if the money is the real issue here. King went on to tell her, and I am not making this up, “You should be ready to date, two and a half months.” Then he repeated it. Isn’t it about time CNN replaced him with an animated character, like Space Ghost?

Finally, Kathy said that she’ll talk more about this, despite her reluctance to do so up until now. “Eventually, I end up putting everything in the act. I kind of turn tragedy into comedy and I find that that’s a great way for me to kind of deal with it,” she said.

Kathy Griffin: Ex-husband took $72K from me and Transcript: Interview With Kathy Griffin [CNN]

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.