Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen have pulled the plug on their relationship of four years.
The comedian announced on Monday, Feb. 5, that she and Michael had split up, and, as she usually does, she tried to use humor to reveal the news.
"The great @michaelsheen & I consciously uncoupled over Christmas," she tweeted. "I mean, not 'over Christmas' – like that wasn't the fight that ended it. No fight. 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?'"
Michael is based in the United Kingdom, but Sarah lives in Los Angeles.
The duo, who often shot down engagement rumors, started dating in January 2014. They even starred alongside each other on the Showtime drama "Masters of Sex."
Sarah often spoke glowingly about her man.
While appearing on "Inside the Actors Studio," she said, "He really classes me up and I pull him right down to my level, unfortunately for him."
She told ex Jimmy Kimmel, "I'm so happy to have him be a part of my life and to get to be a part of his life. I don't think I ever really knew what love was."
Kate Beckinsale, with whom Michael shares a daughter, also holds Sarah in high regard.
"Sarah's such a fantastic woman," she told Stylist. "I love her and Michael and I have gotten on for years now. I've known him since I was 22; we're basically family. I'm completely open to any other strong, cool sensitive independent-thinking women who are going to be an influence in my daughter's life."
"Sarah's a great person and I'm glad she's in the village that's helping," Kate said. "Even if Sarah wasn't Michael's girlfriend, I'd want her to be in [her life]."