Sarah Silverman splits from Michael Sheen | Comic jokes about break-up in a tweet

Sarah Silverman splits from Michael Sheen

Comic jokes about break-up in a tweet

comedySarah Silverman has revealed that she has broken up with British actor Michael Sheen – by making a joke about it.

‘The great @michaelsheen & I consciously uncoupled over Christmas,’ the comedian tweeted, using the phrase Sarah borrowed the phrase Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin used to describe their split.

‘I mean, not "over Christmas" - like that wasn't the fight that ended it.’

She clarified there was ‘no fight’, adding: ‘We just live in different countries & it got hard.  

‘Felt we should just tell y’all so u stop askin, "How’s Michael/How’s Sarah?"’

The couple met on the set of Sheen's Showtime series Masters of Sex and were together for four years, but struggled to make the long-distance relationship work after her moved back to the U>K.

Speaking to  ex-boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel on his late night show last summer, Silverma , 47, confessed: ‘I call him my on-again, off-again lover because we're apart by oceans. One ocean. 

‘He really has a calling to - you know how I'm like, kind of politically active – well he wants to be, and he needs to be home to do that, so he's there a lot.’

Speaking to The Times recently, Sheen said he wanted to move back to Wales to speak out about the rise of the far-right ‘on the same way as the Nazis had to be stopped in Germany in the Thirties’.

Published: 6 Feb 2018

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