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Aisha Tyler spoke out about her divorce from her husband of 25 years on Monday’s episode of The Talk.

Tyler’s husband, Jeff Tietjens, filed for divorce after a year of separation, and Tyler said she didn’t talk about it because she wanted to protect him.

“He didn’t choose this life, I chose this life. It’s very unfair to drag someone into this life that doesn’t want any part of it. The only reason they’re here is because they fell in love with someone in the business,” she explained. “He’s a very private person. He’s a very kind-hearted person and I didn’t want to expose him to the kind of stuff I knew was going to come when this happened.”

Tyler also went on to say that she doesn’t view the relationship as a “failure” in any way.

“He’s the person who has influenced me and cared for me the most. In fact, he cared for me even longer than my parents have cared for me and it’s very hard when you love someone very much to also start to realize that maybe you want different things for your lives,” she explained. “That’s a very difficult realization to come to and you don’t want to accept it and you don’t want to believe it.”

Take a look at the clip:

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