Sarah Silverman And Actor Michael Sheen Split After 4 Years

They “consciously uncoupled,” the comedian joked.
Presenter Sarah Silverman arrives with partner Michael Sheen at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Comedian Sarah Silverman announced to her followers via Twitter on Monday that she and her boyfriend, British actor Michael Sheen, had split over Christmas.

“I mean not ‘over Christmas,’” the comedian humorously clarified, “that wasn’t the fight that ended it.” She then clarified further, “No fight. We just live in different countries and it got hard.”

Sheen might be best known to American audiences for his portrayal of Dr. William Masters in the Showtime series “Masters of Sex,” on which Silverman had a recurring role.

The couple began dating in the beginning of 2014.