Impractical Jokers will not be the same without Joe Gatto, who made his exit from the group public on January 2, 2021, citing “personal issues“.

Joe and his wife, Bessy, confirmed on Instagram that they had decided to part ways. She said they will still continue to co-parent their two children.

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Who is Bessy Gatto?

You might recognize Joe’s wife Bessy from her appearances on Impractical Jokers.

However, she isn’t a comedian like her estranged husband. Bessy is 39 years old and shares two children with Joe. They got married in 2013.

Bessy describes herself as a “public figure” in her Instagram bio, but there’s more to her beyond her on-screen image and popularity from the TV program.

She is a dog lover and an activist who is actively involved in rescuing and helping animals. She is a member of the Gala Committee at Gala Chance Rescue NYC Dogs.

Bessy uses her Instagram to spread awareness about adoption. Most of her pictures on the platform are with her pet pooches and two children – Milana, 6, and Remington, 4.

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Couple opens up about the split

Bessy and Joe both addressed their split in separate posts.

The comedian explained that he and his wife had decided to “amicably part ways” and it is now time for him to “focus on being the best father and co-parent to our two incredible kids.”

In the same post, he revealed that he will not be a part of Impractical Jokers from now and thanked his fans for supporting him throughout his career.

“Seeing you laugh has been my own medicine, particularly in these weird and difficult times we find ourselves,” he wrote.

Bessy expressed in her post, “Hi everyone. With love and respect, we have decided to separate. Although we will no longer be a couple, we will always be a family to our beautiful kids and we look forward to co-parenting together”

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Fans react to Joe’s exit

While some of Joe’s fans have extended their support as their favorite comedian is going through a rough patch, others have noted how disappointed they are to learn about his exit.

Another wrote, “I’m watching old impractical jokers episodes and it just won’t be the same without you”

One wrote, “Very sad that @Joe_Gatto is leaving @truTVjokers first betty white, then covid, now this. 2022???”