Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen: The timing of the divorce announcement raises eyebrows after Rebel Wilson's allegations – Entertainment News (Trending Perfect)


The divorce announcement of Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen comes after allegations made about Cohen by Rebel Wilson.

On Friday (April 5), the couple, who met in 2001, announced that they had split last year, sharing a joint statement that read: “After a long tennis match lasting over 20 years, we are finally putting down our rackets. And in 2023, we… “A joint request to end our marriage.”

“We have always prioritized our privacy, and have been quietly working through this change. We forever share our devotion and love for our children. We sincerely appreciate your respect for our family's desire for privacy.

This announcement comes weeks later pitch perfect The star described Wilson Cohen as a “huge hole” and accused him of trying to “bully” her into silence over a controversial chapter in her memoir.

Wilson claimed she and Cohen, 52, struggled on the set of the 2016 comedy Grimsby – something that was strongly denied by actor Ali G and Borat.

Cohen's representatives said The Independent: “While we appreciate the importance of speaking out, these patently false claims are directly contradicted by extensive detailed evidence, including contemporary documents, film footage, and eyewitness accounts from those in attendance before, during, and after the film’s production.” Grimsby.

News about Cohen's divorce from Wedding Crashers Actor Fisher, 48, arrives suspiciously shortly after Wilson's claims surfaced – but sources are conflicted on whether they influenced the announcement.

While one source said the sun that the headlines were the “catalyst” in their decision to share the news, claiming that Fisher was “beginning to feel embarrassed” by the allegations, Us Weekly She stated that there was no connection and had nothing to do with Wilson.

A source said: “They have been living separate lives since last year but wanted to give this space and time to their children to be okay with this before the news came out and they got all this attention.” Us Weekly.

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But a source said the sun: “The Rebel Book was the catalyst for Isla who decided to announce it to the world; she had her career and reputation to worry about.

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher married in 2009 (Getty Images)

“Those close to her said it was starting to feel awkward with all the allegations that had leaked out of Rebel's book. So she felt as though the right thing to do was to inform everyone of their decision.

“Sasha, on the other hand, didn't want to. He was acting like it was business as usual before they made that announcement.

The couple, who have three children, are said to have “struggled to make things easier for their family” before their decision to split in 2023.

A source said: “This decision was not taken lightly and they are still incredibly close – there is still a lot of love there.” the sun.

Baron Cohen spoke about his first meeting with Fisher in an interview with The Guardian The New York TimesPointing out that he knew “immediately” that it would mean something to him.

Rebel Wilson claimed she struggled working with Sacha Baron Cohen (Getty Images for AFI)

“She was hilarious,” the 52-year-old comedian said. “We were at a very pretentious party, and she and I agreed to remove the microphone from other people at the party. She knew immediately. I don't know if she did it.”

The couple got engaged in 2004 and married in a private ceremony in Paris in 2010.



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