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Kristen Wiig dishes on new love Fabrizio Moretti, leaving 'SNL'

July 11, 2012|By Nardine Saad
  • Kristen Wiig opens up about Fabrizio Moretti and leaving "Saturday Night Live" in an interview in the August issue of Marie Claire, out July 17.
Kristen Wiig opens up about Fabrizio Moretti and leaving "Saturday… (Mark Boster / Los Angeles…)

If Kristin Wiig was sad about leaving"Saturday Night Live," she currently has her relationship with Fabrizio Moretti to make her happy.

The "Bridesmaids" writer and star opened up in Marie Claire's August issue about the 32-year-old drummer from the Strokes and how he's the reason she's in a great place.

"I will say that I'm happier than I've ever been," said Wiig, 38, "and I feel very lucky right now."

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And why's that?

"Where I am now. Who he is. Those are the two big ones."

And while she has a hefty to-do list for her upcoming flicks, she's most excited about her new love.

"When you're on your deathbed, you probably aren't counting the movies you've made," she said. "You're looking at the people who are around you and thinking about the people in your life, and you can't lose how important that is because that's ultimately where happiness comes from."

Though she'll be working on movie projects — "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" with Ben Stiller, "The Comedian" opposite Robert De Niro and "Imogene" with Darren Criss — she said she knew her years on the NBC fixture were numbered.

"But I just always knew it was going to be seven and that was it," said the Groundlings alum. "I think maybe if I were 22, I could see myself staying a little bit, but it just felt like the right time."

The comedian filmed her last episode of "SNL" in May, and since then Digital Short funnyman Andy Samberg has announced his departure and costar Jason Sudeikis is reportedly bidding adieu to the sketch comedy as well. Her "very emotional" last show featured a graduation waltz with Mick Jagger.

"I just wanted to get through it without breaking down in every sketch," Wiig said. "Because nothing says comedy like breaking down."

The full interview will pop up on newsstands July 17.


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