As far as post-split appearances go, Amy Poehler absolutely nailed it on the red carpet at the Emmys on Sunday evening. The "Parks and Recreation" star wore a sparkly black Stella McCartney gown with a plunging neckline and rocked a surprising piece of jewelry on her ring finger -- but it's not what you think.
"Oh, this is a $2 adjustable ring from my child's toy box," she told Ryan Seacrest. "He told me I should wear it, so I listen to him."
The Emmy's marked Poehler's first red-carpet appearance since announcing her separation from Will Arnett, her husband of nine years, earlier this month. The former couple has two children together -- sons Archie, 3, and Abel, 2.
Poehler was nominated for two awards -- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for her work on "Parks and Recreation." Arnett also received an Emmy nod for his guest role on "30 Rock."
Poehler is not the first celebrity to make a sexy red-carpet debut after a split. Click through the slides below to see six other stars who showed their exes exactly what they were missing post-divorce.
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/30/reese-witherspoon-divorce_n_789874.html" target="_hplink">Reese Witherspoon</a> split from <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/06/14/reese-witherspoon-and-rya_n_107093.html" target="_hplink">ex Ryan Philippe</a> in November 2006. The following awards season, she stood out on the red carpet out in a flirty, yellow Nina Ricci dress at the Golden Globes. Witherspoon <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20478692,00.html" target="_hplink">remarried agent Jim Toth</a> in March 2011 and the the two are <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/345145/very-pregnant-reese-witherspoon-looking-rosy-out-in-l-a" target="_hplink">expecting their first child together</a>.
Less than a month after <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,631886,00.html" target="_hplink">divorcing ex-husband</a> Eric Benet, Halle Berry chose a gold look-at-me pantsuit with leopard lining to present the award for Best Male Performance at the MTV Movie Awards. Talk about letting your hair down, literally.
Though Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt's <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/22/divorce-story-of-the-deca_n_787191.html#s203930&title=undefined" target="_hplink">surprising split</a> happened in 2005, tongues still wagged at the 2009 Oscars, when Aniston arrived in a <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/oscars/4788676/Oscars-2009-Jennifer-Aniston-versus-Angelina-Jolie-on-the-red-carpet.html" target="_hplink">silver Valentino dress</a> with then-beau John Mayer, because it was the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/22/jennifer-aniston-and-john_n_168998.html" target="_hplink">first time</a> she had been at a public event at the same time as "Branjelina."
Renee Zellweger and country singer Kenny Chesney wed in May 2005 and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/09/kenny-chesney-laughs-abou_n_532363.html" target="_hplink">annulled their marriage</a> merely months later in September, <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1105707,00.html" target="_hplink">citing "fraud."</a> She donned a sexy, dramatic Carolina Herrera gown with a high slit for the Golden Globes several months later.
Christina Applegate ended her 4-year marriage to actor Johnathon Schaech in August 2007, citing <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20051201,00.html" target="_hplink">"irreconcilable differences"</a>. That November, she sported a new 'do and an attention-getting bright blue dress for the American Music Awards.
Dita Von Teese
Dita Von Teese <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20005731,00.html" target="_hplink">filed for divorce</a> from rocker Marilyn Manson in December 2006. The burlesque star departed from her normal rock-n-roll look at Elton John's Oscar party several months later in shimmery, flowy gown. Did she want Manson to view her in a different light?