Random couple of the week: Michael Sheen and… Sarah Silverman? What!?


When I was obsessed with Masters of Sex last year, I convinced myself that Michael Sheen and Lizzie Caplan were banging in real life. Their (SPOILER) sex scenes on the show just seemed so realistic and comfortable, I guess I just believed that they were happening off-camera too. I think there were even some rumors about them too? But whatever. Michael Sheen has been mostly single since he and Rachel McAdams split up early last year. And now Us Weekly reports that Michael may have found himself a new girlfriend… Sarah Silverman? Did he pick her name out of a hat?! This is so random.

Sarah Silverman has snatched herself a new boyfriend! The comedienne is dating British actor Michael Sheen, Us Weekly exclusively confirms. The two were recently spotted getting hot and heavy in West Hollywood on Thursday, Feb. 6.

“They were making out at Soho House,” an eyewitness tells Us. “They were all over each other for a lot of the night.”

The pair first caused a buzz when Silverman came out to celebrate Sheen’s 45th birthday party in West Hollywood. Silverman, 43, and the Masters of Sex actor partied at Craig’s with other boldfaced names like his costar Lizzy Caplan, Nicole Richie, Kate Hudson, Demi Moore, and Entourage’s Jerry Ferrara. Sheen’s ex-wife Kate Beckinsale was also in attendance with her husband Len Wiseman.

“Sarah and Michael came and left together. She drove,” an insider tells Us. “When they left, Sarah opened her trunk so Michael could put all of his gifts in and then they drove away.”

Sheen and Beckinsale, 40, divorced in 2003 after eight years together; they share daughter Lily, 14. (The friendly exes walked the red carpet together at a Golden Globes after party with Wiseman on Jan. 12.) The Twilight Saga alum briefly dated VH1 Morning Buzz host Carrie Keagan last fall, and romanced his Midnight in Paris costar Rachel McAdams for two years before calling it quits in February 2013. Silverman dated fellow comic Jimmy Kimmel for five years before their split in 2009.

Silverman’s rep did not respond to requests for comment.

[From Us Weekly]

I used to really dislike Sarah and her brand of comedy, but in the past few years, I’ve seen some other sides to her. She’s not ALL about “uncomfortable” awkward jokes. She can be funny given certain situations. Still, this relationship seems crazy random. I don’t even understand how Michael Sheen and Sarah Silverman would have even met by chance? They don’t go to the same awards shows, it doesn’t seem like they have friends in common, so how did they even meet? Rando.



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43 Responses to “Random couple of the week: Michael Sheen and… Sarah Silverman? What!?”

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  1. Aims says:

    He has a very large range of taste in women.

  2. Algernon says:

    Maybe they met through comedy? He’s in with Tina Fey, Will Ferrell and their set.

    Also, he must have some serious bedroom mojo to attract the broad range of interesting and beautiful women that he does. (Shut up, I think Sarah Silverman is super cute and aging really well.)

  3. KLO says:

    Well, I wouldnt say it was that awkward. He doesnt want children, it seems she doesnt want children either. And she is a slim brunette with pretty, delicate facial features like Kate Beckinsale.

    Not weird at all. Besides, “show business” people play up weird personalities for the public but might be quite different in their everyday lives.

  4. GeeMoney says:

    Whoa! That’s a very random couple.

    As long as they are happy… good luck to them!

  5. Coco says:

    Just finished watching Masters of Sex and it was wonderful! Great cast of actors all around and the subject matter is super interesting as up until quite recently, science really had no clue what our bodies were up to, especially in regards to women.

  6. Anna says:

    Sarah is hilarious and I love her but yeah this is random…

  7. Renee says:

    I thought that the deal with this guy was that he didn’t want to get married, and I thought that was why he split with Kate Beckinsale. Although I have to admit that she bores me so I don’t pay close attention to her or stories about her.

    This pairing does seem odd though. Whatevs.

    • Louise says:

      I thought it was because Beckinsale had an affair with Len Wiseman (who I think she’s married to now?).

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        It was that too—but I got the impression that she had the affair because she wanted him to marry her, and he didn’t want to get married.

        For what it’s worth, he worked with both of them again, and they are friendly–so I guess he either forgave her, or he understood why.

      • Ice Maiden says:

        ”It was that too—but I got the impression that she had the affair because she wanted him to marry her, and he didn’t want to get married.”

        Of all the excuses for having an affair, that has to be one of the worst. Did she think Sheen would suddenly change his mind about marrying her if he found out she had cheated on him?

        But yes, he and Kate seem to have a good relationship now, which is great for their kid. Apparently, Michael has said that he’d prefer to return to the UK, but for the time being will stay in America to be near his daughter.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      He and Kate were never married. She said she felt embarrassed that he never proposed and also didn’t feel bad about moving on since he never wanted to make it official.

  8. smee says:

    I’m excited by the age-appropriateness of this coupling. MS is an interesting choice. Not really a fan of SS, I don’t find her that funny. I’m not loving her styling. She need needs an up-date with less short-shorts and knee socks.

  9. Leah says:

    I like sarah and i like michael, maybe its random but she is funny, smart and age appropriate so i don’t think its that weird. Michael is a very smart and very talented man. Sarah is not a glamour puss but she is quite cute i think and looks great for her age. In some ways it makes more sense than Rachel and him although i thought they were cute together.

  10. break says:

    Strange. I heard her on the radio just a few weeks ago talking about her “serious” boyfriend, who is a stand up comedian.
    I’m pretty sure that in late december or early january she was talking all lovey dovey about her then 2 year relationship with kyle dunnigan.

    • So I just googled Kyle Dunnigan … and he looks a lot like Michael Sheen. Either she has very similar taste in men lately, or they got the two mixed up. If it is happening, though, I think it’s hot!

    • dizzylucy says:

      Oh yeah, I forgot about that. I’ve heard her talk about him too. Maybe this isn’t true, or maybe they broke up and she’s moved on?

      I don’t care for comedy, but I kind of like her in general, and they don’t seem that random to me. I did like Michael and Rachel together though, but I really like that he and Kate are on such good terms.

    • Clara says:

      Kyle Dunnigan has a very popular podcast with Tig Notaro and David Huntsberger and he said a couple of weeks ago that they were broken up. It’s pretty recent because he was still with Sarah when her beloved dog died and they went through that together.
      Michael looks A LOT like Kyle, I came here to comment that but seeing that someone had done that, I’m here to agree!

  11. Hannah says:

    Eh… Michael and Kate were never married, Us Weekly!

  12. Trillion says:

    This is up there with Juliette Lewis+Brad Pitt in weirdness. I hope Sarah is happy and having great sex. I adore hers. If I were a straight guy, she’d be my #1 crush. (funny plus intelligent plus irreverently hilarious, rebellious and sexy)

  13. Sarah says:

    what does he have that attracts so many women who can easily pick most guys in the world?

  14. Mrs. Darcy says:

    Hmmm. Interesting. I think he’s a playah for life, as long as SIlverman is o.k. with this maybe they can be happy. Love Masters of Sex, he was actually pictured not long ago looking date-like with the actress who plays his wife so not sure if that was a thing. I like Sarah, I get why some people don’t think she’s funny, she’s comedy Marmite but living in Britain she kind of doesn’t seem that outrageous to me anymore. Plus her book was really good and she tries to make politics funny, which I love.

  15. betsy says:

    Sheen dated two actresses on Masters of Sex (not Caplan though). Infact I don’t think he has any chemistry with Caplan.

  16. Lark says:

    I would never picture those two together, but it’s pretty cool.

  17. Ice Maiden says:

    ” Their (SPOILER) sex scenes on the show just seemed so realistic and comfortable”

    Seriously? I thought these scenes were – intentionally – cringe worthy and unsexy. I could barely watch them, as I found them quite excruciating.

  18. K says:

    I thought Sarah’s boyfriend is Kyle Dunnigan.

  19. Jules says:

    1) I love this.
    2) I thought he and Beckinsale were never married.
    3) I thought his anti-marital stance was why he and McAdams were donzo.
    4) Maybe he met his match now. Maybe they will live happily every…nah.

    Go forth and frolic, you kinky sex weirdos.

  20. roxy750 says:

    I CANNOT stand her!!! And he is strange. Why all these pretty women like this goofy looking guy? Just odd.

  21. EscapedConvent says:

    Really? Silverman is so vile. Wonder if it’s true.

  22. Ari says:

    He did spoils of babylon recently its possible they encountered each other through that – it was chock full of comedians maybe she was on set one day?

  23. Comity says:

    All of Rachel McAdams exes downgrade after her.

  24. Madpoe says:

    Yeah,the ink in my pen ran dry, can’t co-sign this.

  25. Iris says:

    I can’t believe I’m the first to say this but That Guy that gets all the hot chicks despite not being conventionally attractive? He’s one, had to develop a personality outside of knuckle-dragging and/or preening and two, doubtlessly hung like a freaking mule. DUUUUUH. *wink*