'This American Life' host Ira Glass and writer wife divorcing
“This American Life” host Ira Glass and his estranged wife, writer Anaheed Alani, are discussing a divorce settlement, court proceedings revealed Wednesday.
“I know there has already been a settlement proposal and that the attorneys are talking,” said Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz, who is presiding over the onetime power couple’s divorce.
“It seems that everybody is approaching this in a very respectful way,” Katz also said during the brief proceeding, which was their first court appearance in the case.
Asked for comment after the proceeding, Glass politely said, “No, I don’t want to talk about it, thank you, though.”
Alani also declined to comment and hurried away after being approached by a Daily News reporter.
Glass and Alani got hitched in 2005, according to reports, before they moved from Chicago to New York City. They don’t have any kids.
Glass and Anaheed Alani (pictured) got hitched in 2005, according to reports, before they moved from Chicago to New York City. They don’t have any kids.
(Alec Tabak/for New York Daily News)
The radio and TV host said during a March 17 broadcast of his show that the media power couple had “separated a few years ago.” Divorce papers were filed in April.
Glass, 58, had suggested that there were marital problems with Alani, 46, far before this disclosure. In a May 2016 interview with The Guardian, he was asked about balancing “a relationship with a partner who is equally busy.”
“The honest answer to your question is that I think Anaheed and I could do this whole thing better, and that we’re a terrible role model for anyone,” Glass responded.
“We muddle our way through, for sure. And we’ve been together for 20 years — but it’s hard on us. I feel like I know other people who manage it way, way better.”