It’s the end of an era for Not witty jokers fan. Joe Gatto, one of the founding members of the comedy group The Tenderloins, announced that he would be leaving the truTV joke show. Keep scrolling below to find out why Joe quit.
Joe is leaving “Joker impractical” due to problems in “personal life”
“Sorry in advance for the long and more serious than usual note below, just wanted to let you know that I will no longer be involved with Impractical Jokers,” Joe’s statement, shared via Instagram on Friday, December 31, read.
“Along with my friends, I have dedicated a decade of my life to building this franchise and I couldn’t be more proud of what has been accomplished,” continued Joe, 45. “However, due to some problems in my personal life, I have to walk away. [Bessy Gatto] and I’ve decided to split up amicably, so now I have to focus on being the best father and co-parent to our two amazing children. “
The comedian went on to thank his co-stars on the hidden camera show, which premiered in December 2011, Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray And Salt Volcano, as well as members of the show’s crew. The Tenderloins have been performing sketch comedy and improvisation since 1999. All four members have been friends since high school.
“Outside of my family, my relationships with Murr, Q and Sal have been the most important in my life. I know they will continue to make the world laugh, “he shared.” And even though the four of us are the ones you all see, this show is only possible thanks to the hard work of the talented crew members working behind the scenes. worked with each of them “.
The Staten Island native shared a heartfelt thanks to fans of the show, stating that their laughter “was [his] own medicine, especially in these strange and difficult times in which we find ourselves “.
“As I take on the challenges I am facing, I hope and am excited to create new ways to entertain you,” he said.
The announced the comedy group “They never imagined making Impractical Jokers without Joe”, but they will continue the show and create a “new chapter”.
Who is Bessy Gatto?
Bessy, 39, and Joe got married in 2013 and have been together for over ten years. They share two children, daughter Milana, born in 2015, and son Remington, born in 2017. They also have a number of dogs and are supporters of the “Adopt, Don’t Buy” movement.
Her profession is unknown, but her Instagram lists her as a member of the gala committee of New York City’s Second Chance Rescue.
Bessy also shared a statement about the couple’s separation on her Instagram.
“Hello everyone. With love and respect, we have decided to separate. Even if we will no longer be a couple, we will always be a family to our beautiful children and we look forward to becoming parents together,” she wrote on December 31st. “We ask that you respect our privacy as we navigate this new chapter together. And, of course, we will continue to help animals and save dogs, which we are both passionate about!”