Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher divorce after more than 20 years together | Ents & Arts News

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher have announced their divorce after nearly 14 years of marriage and more than 20 years together.

The two actors shared the news by posting identical images on their Instagram stories on Friday evening.

Over the top of a picture of themselves wearing tennis gear, they wrote: “After a long tennis match lasting over twenty years, we are finally putting our racquets down.”

The couple then explained hey “jointly filed to end our marriage” in 2023.

“We have always prioritized our privacy, and have been quietly working through this change,” they added. “We forever share in our devotion and love for our children.

“We sincerely appreciate your respecting our family’s wish for privacy.”

Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron announced their split with matching Instagram Story posts. Pic: Instagram/Isla Fisher
The couple announced their split with matching Instagram posts. Pic: Instagram/Isla Fisher

Baron Cohen, 52, and Fisher, 48, met in 2001 and got engaged three years later. They then welcomed their first child, a daughter, in October 2007.

Fisher converted to Judaism ahead of their October 2010 wedding in Paris. The couple welcomed their second and third children in summer 2010 and March 2015, respectively.

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The announcement comes after Baron Cohen hit headlines in recent weeks over a clash with former co-star Rebel Wilson.

The pair starred together in the 2016 spy action comedy Grimsby with Wilson playing the Ali G actor’s girlfriend.

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Sacha Baron Cohen and Rebel Wilson in Grimsby
Sacha Baron Cohen and Rebel Wilson in Grimsby. Pic: Shutterstock

In her new memoir, Wilson said she felt as if the actor “sexually harassed” her on set.

The Australian actress detailed one incident when she was allegedly “lured” into an unfurnished concrete room with a mattress on the floor, with the only people in the room being Baron Cohen “and his mates”.

She claimed Baron Cohen pulled down his trousers as his friends recorded on their phones, telling her: “Okay, now I want you to stick your finger up my ass”, for a scene that he said would be in the film.

“It’s my opinion that Sacha Baron Cohen gets off on making people feel uncomfortable,” she wrote.

Baron Cohen has denied all of Wilson’s claims and, via a spokesperson, labelled them “demonstrably false”.

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