The Talk's Aisha Tyler and Husband Divorcing After More Than 20 Years of Marriage
04/15/2016 AT 02:00 PM EDT
Tietjens filed for divorce earlier this month, and the couple has been separated since January 2015, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE. Tietjens is not asking for spousal support, but could at a later date, according to the court documents.
The pair were college sweethearts and wed in 1994. Tyler opened up on The Talk in 2011 about their struggles to conceive.
"The hardest part is I really love my husband – he's such a good person and he would be such a great father," Tyler, 45, said on the show. But we just decided it wasn't worth it to go through that and so we decided to stop. It was better to not go through that torture."
Back in 2001, Tyler told PEOPLE about the couple's early financial struggles as she got into the entertainment business while he attended law school:
"We were po'," she said. "We couldn't even afford the other o and the r."