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Shock as Hollywood couple split after over 20 years of marriage-Emily Bashforth-Entertainment – Metro

They secretly divorced last year.

Shock as Hollywood couple split after over 20 years of marriage-Emily Bashforth-Entertainment – Metro

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher have split (Picture: Getty Images)

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher are getting divorced.

The 52-year-old actor tied the knot with fellow Hollywood star Isla, 48, in 2010 and they share children Olive, 16, Elula, 13, and nine-year-old Montgomery.

Taking to Instagram on Friday evening (March 5), they revealed that they secretly filed for divorce last year.

In a joint statement, they said: ‘After a long tennis match lasting over twenty years, we are finally putting our racquets down.

‘In 2023 we jointly filed to end our marriage. We have always prioritised our privacy, and have been quietly working through this change.’

The couple – who shared their message through a photo of them wearing tennis outfits – concluded their message by noting that they will always have a ‘devotion’ towards their children and asked for ‘privacy’ at this time.

The couple privately divorced last year (Picture: Rachel Murray/Getty Images for TWC)

The film stars announced their divorce with an Instagram statement (Picture: Instagram)

They added: ‘We forever share in our devotion and love for our children. We sincerely appreciate your respecting our family’s wish for privacy.’

Borat star Sacha first met Isla at a party in 2001 – which was a few years before they both gained international fame as Hollywood stars.

They then got engaged in 2004, with Isla having reportedly converted to Judaism ahead of their subsequent wedding.

Sacha explained in 2020 that he knew ‘instantly’ he had found the one.

He told The Times: ‘She was hilarious. We were at a very pretentious party, and me and her bonded over taking the mick out of the other people in the party. I knew instantly. I don’t know if she did.’

But just months ago, Wedding Crashers star Isla revealed that she always got ‘nervous’ when talking about her private life in public.

She told Woman’s Weekly Australia: ‘I get nervous talking about it because I feel like, by not having my relationship in the public domain and not having spoken about how we met or really talked about our marriage publicly, it’s remained something private and valuable to me.

‘But having a shared ability to find humour in the sharpness of life is always going to bring connection. And, otherwise, I just think it’s nice to keep some things for yourself.’

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