Sara Gilbert and her partner of 10 years break up, share custody of their kids

Two months ago, the National Enquirer had a story that Sara Gilbert, 36 and her longterm partner Allison Adler, 44, had split up and were trying to figure out custody of their two children together. They have a son named Levi, 6, and daughter Sawyer, 4. Each of them is the biological mother of one of the children. Levi is Allison’s and Sawyer is Sara’s. Sara Gilbert’s rep just confirmed that Enquirer scoop to People Magazine. All they did was announce the breakup and claim the split was “completely amicable.” Maybe some people have amicable splits, but in my experience that’s rarely the case.

After 10 years together, Sara Gilbert and Allison Adler have ended their relationship, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

The Talk co-host and actress, 36, and Adler, 44, will share custody of their two children, son Levi, 6½, and daughter Sawyer, 4.

Gilbert and Adler, a television producer and writer, began dating in 2001.

A rep for Gilbert confirms the breakup. “It’s completely amicable,” the rep tells PEOPLE.

[From People]

The original Enquirer story on their split was pretty low-key and just said they were having problems due to conflicting work schedules. Plus Allison supposedly didn’t like the fact that Sara was airing some of their business by talking about their personal lives on The Talk. Allison works as a producer and writer and was just hired to work on “Glee.” Both of them are out but Allison is said to have wanted Sara to keep quiet about their lives. I wonder if Sara has been talking about this at all on The Talk, or if viewers have noticed that Sara hasn’t been discussing her family life at all.

Well this is sad but I guess it’s not unexpected given the rumors. As I mentioned in our July story on this, I hope they find a way to keep the kids together.



Photos are from 3/28/10 (family together, credit: Coqueran/Fame Pictures) and 7/2/11. (just the two of them, credit: WENN.) I’m pretty sure the woman with Sara alone is her now ex partner, Allison, as she’s wearing the same glasses and is the same height.

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  1. lucy2 says:

    That’s sad, especially with kids involved. Hope they do keep it amicable and it’s not too difficult for the kids.

  2. Samantha says:

    The Talk is currently re-running shows from last season. I think their new season starts in September. Can’t wait to see if she talks about it.

  3. corey says:

    I’m a private person and would absolutely despise having a close friend or family member talking to strangers about my busineess.
    I’ve only watched The Talk a few times, but I’ve never noticed her blabbing about her personal life. She doesn’t really seem like the type. I honestly didn’t even know she was gay.

  4. Seal Team 6 says:

    A good run for most Hollywood marriages. Very sad. Glad they are being adult about the kids.

  5. WTF says:

    ugh socks in thong sandals…..that is all

  6. Kloops says:

    Too bad. Hope it stays amicable. I still can’t get over Sara Gilbert being old enough to have two kids and a ten year relationship. How flipping old am I?

  7. manda says:

    My friend went to Yale while Sara Gilbert was there. He told me that he saw her once, he was in line at a market type store, and she walked in and went to the front of the line, cutting everybody. She turned around and explained that she was “just buying cigarettes” as if that made cutting everybody somehow ok. Ever since that story, have been basically “meh” about her.

  8. PrettyTarheel says:

    A friend of mine went to Harvard with Natlie Portman and had the same experience (except she was cutting the lunch line, not buying smokes). Maybe there’s a class on how to behave when you’re famous and they cover this topic.

  9. John Wayne Lives says:

    you know, the first thing i thought after I read this, was that I couldn’t imagine the life I’m building falling apart at 36… I hope they all find happiness.. Sad.

  10. Smitten says:

    I’ve been watching the Talk since it came on pretty regularly, and I can honestly say that she mainly sticks to talking about the kids.

    I kinda always thought she felt a bit awkward about talking about her relationship on tv, even when the other hosts were trying to get her to open up. Perhaps this was why?

  11. Hellen says:

    Putting your personal business on the street is never fair to your significant other or to your kids.

  12. Rio says:

    Geez, that last picture…you’d think they’d be together forever as clearly neither of them look at the other and say, “You really shouldn’t wear that.”

  13. Chris says:

    “The original Enquirer story on their split was pretty low-key and just said they were having problems due to conflicting work schedules.”

    If that’s all it is take one for the team and quit your job. You don’t break up a family for the sake of work. Sheez some people.

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