Aisha Tyler played Dr. Tara Lewis in “Criminal Minds” from 2015-2020. In real life, she married lawyer Jeff Tietjens in 1992. They were in love with college, having attended Dartmouth together. However, they separated in 2015 and Tietjens filed for divorce in April 2016, through TMZ.
Tyler’s divorce was finalized in May 2017 and she was ordered to pay her ex-husband $ 2 million plus $ 31,000 a month in spousal support, according to TMZ. In an episode of the “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast, Tyler remarked that she had been married for 25 years, but had never had the opportunity to join the MILF club because she and Tietjens had never had a chance to join the MILF club. never had children.
In 2018, Tyler began dating “Arrow” actor Emily Rickards, through BET. At the time, Tyler posted a strip of photos of her and Rickards on his Instagram account and captioned it: “True love.” Despite this public statement, Tyler and Rickards have never confirmed or denied their relationship.
Fun fact: Tyler’s high school boyfriend was actor Sam Rockwell, per HuffPost. During an appearance on Lily Singh’s talk show, Tyler joked, “Sam, you’re so awesome,” Tyler said. “You look a lot taller now that you’re rich and famous.”