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Azaria struggled to get over Hunt because of billboards

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Feb 14, 2012 | 9:15am EST

The Smurfs and The Simpsons star and actress Hunt split in 2000, less than a year after they wed, and Azaria admits his ex's celebrity status made the break-up really tough - because he was constantly reminded of their failed romance.

He tells Elle magazine, "Getting over someone is a grieving process. You mourn the loss of the relationship, and that's only expedited by 'Out of sight, out of mind.' But when you walk outside and see them on a billboard or on TV or on the cover of a magazine, it reopens the wound. It's a high-class problem, but it's for real."

Azaria has since moved on with girlfriend Katie Wright, the mother of his two-year-old son Hank. Hunt is currently in a relationship with director Matthew Carnahan. They have a seven-year-old daughter, called Makena.

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