Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen attend a Hulu event on...

Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen attend a Hulu event on Oct. 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. Credit: Getty Images / Alberto E. Rodriguez

Actress-comedian Sarah Silverman says she and Welsh actor Michael Sheen (“Masters of Sex”) have broken up after nearly four years together. ‘“The great @michaelsheen & I consciously uncoupled over Christmas,” Silverman, 47, tweeted on Monday — Sheen’s 49th birthday — borrowing a phrase from Gwyneth Paltrow. “I mean, not ‘over Christmas’ — like that wasn’t the fight that ended it,” she continued. “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?’ ”

Sheen has not commented publicly.

Silverman first acknowledged their relationship at the 2014 Emmy Awards. She previously had a five-year relationship with talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel before breaking up in July 2008, then briefly reconciled a few months later before splitting up for good. Sheen was in a relationship with actress Kate Beckinsale from 1995 until early 2003. The former couple share a daughter, Lily, born in 1999. He later had long relationships with ballet dancer Lorraine Stewart and actress Rachel McAdams.

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