Roseanne’s Ex-Husband Tom Arnold Reveals She Wanted This To Happen

Tom Arnold speaks out on Roseanne
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As the controversy of Roseanne’s twitter rant swirls, those who know the actress are speaking out, either for or against the comedienne. Her ex-husband, Tom Arnold, has been making the rounds talking about his ex-wife’s behavior and how he knew it was coming. 

“I was not surprised that what went down and that the show was cancelled,” he said on Wednesday’s Anderson Cooper 360. “I had a feeling that this was going to happen when I first heard that it was coming back, that there was a reboot.

“When I heard about her politics, when I read her social media in the very beginning and I saw how she was so into the conspiracy stuff with Donald Trump and saw how far gone she was,” he added. “I just knew that his would not end well.”

After seeing her earlier tweets, Tom told Anderson that he was surprise ABC had not done anything prior. 

“In fact, I tweeted a lot because I figured someone would take her phone away or monitor that, because it’s dangerous when you have that much money on a show,” Tom said.

Roseanne’s ex also talked to the Hollywood Reporter inferring that Roseanne wanted the cancellation of the show to happen. 

“And I am going to tell you the truth, she wanted it to happen, if you saw how her tweets escalated this weekend,” he told THR.  “If it hadn’t happened yesterday, this season would have been so awful for everyone every day because she would have felt like she was [being] taken advantage [of], just like when I left the show.”

Tom and Roseanne married in 1990. The 59-year-old was a writer on the 80’s sitcom and the couple later divorced in 1994. 

ABC cancelled the current “Roseanne” reboot stating, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.” 

And the saga continues…