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Mad Men Creator Ends 28-Year Marriage

Matthew Weiner files for divorce from Linda Brettler
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2019 10:10 AM CDT
Matthew Weiner and his wife, Linda Brettler, attend a screening of AMC's "Mad Men" at the Museum of Modern Art on March 22, 2015, in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – They made it through the Don Draper years together, but their marriage is now going the same route as the Mad Men character's own. The Blast reports Matthew Weiner, creator of the hit AMC show, filed for divorce Wednesday from wife Linda Brettler after almost three decades of marriage. The couple, who married in 1991, have four children, including Marten Holden Weiner, who played Glen Bishop on his dad's show. It's not clear if the 54-year-old writer and producer had a prenup with Brettler, a high-end architect.

Celebrity Insider notes the divorce comes not even two years after Weiner was hit with sexual misconduct charges by Mad Men writer Kater Gordon, who alleged Weiner told her one night while working together that she "owed it to him" to let him see her naked. Weiner, who followed up Man Men with The Romanoffs on Amazon Prime, said he didn't remember making that comment, though he acknowledged to the New York Times late last year that he wasn't always the best boss. "I'm sad that I might have caused people anguish in the job, or made people unhappy," he noted. "Might have? I did." (Read more Matthew Weiner stories.)

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