John Mulaney has switched lawyers to speed up his divorce from his wife of seven years, Anna Marie Tendler — as his new girlfriend, Olivia Munn, prepares to give birth to their first child.
Page Six has exclusively learned that the comedian is now being represented by John Teitler, whose famously tough NYC law firm, Teitler & Teitler, is well-known for representing powerful Goldman Sachs execs and being involved in complex, big-money matrimonial battles.
The firm previously represented Matt Lauer’s ex-wife Annette Roque and Harry B. Macklowe’s former wife, Linda Macklowe.
Sources say Mulaney, 39, wants things to move more quickly as he and Munn, 41, get ready for the arrival of their baby.
“John wants to speed things up and get the divorce done,” one source said. “He’s becoming a father, so he switched to a new law firm with a reputation of being tough and efficient.”
He is being personally represented by Teitler and Elizabeth White Bass, who didn’t return calls for comment.
Meanwhile, Tendler, 36, has hired family law attorney Eleanor Alter, who has an equally powerful client roster including Mia Farrow (she represented the actress in her custody battles against Woody Allen), Madonna, Robert De Niro, John Lennon, Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman.
Alter’s firm, Alter, Wolff & Foley, declined to comment.
Page Six exclusively revealed in May that Mulaney and his artist wife were divorcing following his stay in rehab.
Sources told us that the Netflix star, who checked himself into rehab for 60 days late last year after struggling with alcohol and drug abuse, asked for a divorce from Tendler in February.
Tendler — whose artwork was recently a big hit at an LA art fair — said at the time through her spokesperson, “I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage.”
Mulaney said he began dating Munn after they met in LA in the spring, and he confirmed in September on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” that the actress was pregnant.
Last week, Munn opened up about her pregnancy on the “Today” show, saying they were both excited to become parents.
“We talk about the same stuff — which rocker? What type of crib do you put the baby in? What does the baby wear?” she said of their debates. “Honestly, thank God for Instagram and Facebook and blogs because there’s a lot of moms who put out such great information, and that’s been a saving grace for me.”
A rep for Mulaney didn’t return requests for comment.
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