It’s no secret that Masters of Sex star, Michael Sheen, and his beautiful girlfriend, the controversial comedian, and actress, Sarah Silverman have broken up. The news came as a shock to fans and followers alike because the couple seemed genuinely happy and in love with each other, content that they had found “the one”. If you’ve been wanting to know what happened to them, here’s your treat! The following contains everything you need to know about Michael Sheen and Sarah Silverman’s split.
Michael Sheen is a famous English actor, whose career has spanned across stage, television, and film, all to critical acclaim. Some of his most notable works include his performances in the play Romeo and Juliet, The Homecoming, Henry V, Look Back in Anger, Amadeus, and in films like The Special Relationship, Twilight Saga: New Moon, Midnight in Paris, Tron: Legacy, and the popular TV series Masters of Sex. He has received and has been nominated for numerous awards for his acting depth and skills.
The woman who was once the love of his life, is an American stand-up comedian, actress, writer, and producer. Sarah Silverman is known for how deftly she approaches sensitive topics like sexism, religion, politics, racism, and sexuality with her work. Her politically incorrect humor has earned her notoriety and has made her beloved by audiences and viewers around the world.
Michael Sheen and Sarah Silverman Split: Everything You Need To Know
Michael Sheen and Sarah Silverman met on the set of Masters of Sex in 2014 and began dating a short while thereafter. All seemed right in the couple’s relationship until Silverman announced on Twitter that they had consciously uncoupled, borrowing the infamous phrase Gwyneth Patrol used to describe her split from Chris Martin. The comedian explained that there was no big fight, they just lived in different countries and there was no easy way to make the relationship work over long distance.
Their love affair lasted four wonderful years before they decided to call it quits and split in December 2017. When asked about the reason for their break up, Michael Sheen gave an unexpected response. He claimed that international politics and policy decisions were largely responsible for his separation from Sarah Silverman.
After the Brexit vote and the election that saw Donald Trump emerge as president of the United States, the course of the lovebirds’ relationship became altered. They both wanted to do something to help their countries contend with the realities of what had happened. Sheen wanted to understand and address the root issues that he felt influenced people’s votes on Brexit, so he moved from Los Angeles and back to Wales, where he was born, to fight the wave of fascist politics that has been blossoming in the West for some years now.
Silverman, on the other hand, wanted to attack the worms that were eating away at the politics of her own country, so she created a show called I Love You, America to do just that. And so it happened that the passions and ideals that brought them together also sent them in different directions. Still, despite how hard it was to choose between love and country, they knew it had to be done. Silverman is American and Sheen is Welsh, and this meant their loyalties would always be divided.
They Tried To Make It Work
They tried to make the long-distance relationship work in the beginning, but the stress of living in two different continents, far away from each other, soon got to them, so they decided the best thing to do was end things while the going was good.
Michael Sheen and Sarah Silverman still swear by their love for each other on interviews and shows; they admit that they would always think fondly of the years they spent together even though they chose to split up. In fact, since their break up, they have been together in casual and professional settings, and things have remained cool and respectful between them. It helps that they parted ways on good terms so there is no bitterness or bad blood hiding beneath the surface of their break up.
What They Have Been Up To
Neither of them has been rumored to be seeing anyone else since their split, it appears they are taking time off to really come to terms with the way things are while focusing on their careers and the work they have set out to do. Sheen is spending some of his time with his daughter, Lily, whom he had with his ex, Kate Beckinsale. Silverman, ever the comedian, has not shied away from making jokes about the breakup and how she is now alone in the world.