Jimmy Kimmel drunk dialing Sarah Silverman to take him back

The news came out about a month ago that funny pair Jimmy Kimmel, 40, and Sarah Silverman, 37, had called off their five year relationship. There weren’t a lot of details about what happened, just that the split was “mutual” and that they both were kind of down about it. Silverman made a half-reference to their breakup in a comedy routine earlier this month, saying “Did someone tell you I’m going through a hard time?” She didn’t say anything else about it, though.

Kimmel was rumored to be dating the new blond head writer on his show in the wake of the split, but there was only one story about it and it may not have been correct.

This week’s National Enquirer is reporting that even though Kimmel is the one they claim called it off with Silverman he’s said to be regretting his decision and has been drunk dailing and e-mailing her asking to talk:

Jimmy Kimmel [has been] desperately phoing and e-mailing his longtime lover/best pal to wimp: “Why aren’t you returning my calls?” Said a source: “It’s tragic… everyone in Jimmy’s circle said that when he finally realized how he’d let Sarah slip through his fingers – the girl he found so beautiful, sexy, funny and wonderful to his two kids – he’d go nuts!”

What torpedoed TV’s perfect couple? “Jimmy, who’s crazy competitive, got a little bigheaded about moving out of the late-night ghetto into an earlier slot if Jay Leno joins ABC – and started ignoring Sarah.” No dramatic battling, say insiders – just “couples stuff” they tried to fix in counseling.

“Like, Sarah’s a busy star in her own right, but when she’d come home to Jimmy ready for romance, he’d be hanging with frat-boy pals like Adam Sandler and Adam Carolla.”

When counseling failed, Sarah asked if they should end it – and was shocked when Jimmy just said “Okay.” Now he’s taking it hard, reportedly sauce-ing hard – and phoning his lost love. Said a source: “Jimmy keeps saying he just wants to talk. Sarah’s stopped taking his calls, saying ‘Why’s he doing this? It was his decision to end it.’ Sarah’s known for flipping the switch when she’s ready to move on.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, Mike Walker’s column, August 25, 2008]

It’s too bad that it didn’t work out for these two, but once you step away you can’t just expect to be welcomed back with open arms.

Jimmy Kimmel left his wife of 14 years and the mother of his two children right around the time he hooked up Sarah. It’s possible that it wasn’t a “homewrecking” situation that so often gets brought up in these type of cases and that he was estranged form his wife for some time before they met. (That could also be the case with Balthazar Getty and Sienna Miller, but since it’s Sienna and she so often behaves like a self-entitled bitch, people aren’t really willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.)

These two seemed like a great couple and maybe they broke it off too soon and threw in the towel instead of working through the inevitable problems that come up in relationships. I can’t see them getting back together, though. Silverman seems to have moved on even though we haven’t heard much about her dating someone else. She’s probably happily single and not too worried about Jimmy.

Has an ex ever done this to you and what did you do about it? The last guy who broke up with me before I met my husband called me afterwards and wanted to get back together. I told him to stuff it, but it was gratifying to hear his sorry pleas.

Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman are shown on 3/13/08. Credit: PRJ/Fame Pictures

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  1. Nan says:

    I think they will get back together. My ex is still holding on…he lives in my basement apartment. Ha!

  2. CB Rawks says:

    “The last guy who broke up with me before I met my husband called me afterwards and wanted to get back together. I told him to stuff it, but it was gratifying to hear his sorry pleas.”

    Indeed. Very gratifying.
    Something about the way they might now be feeling the kind of hurt that they inflicted on you.

  3. Grandizer says:

    I think he lost the best thing going for him…
    Yes he will get a better time slot and fill his heart temporarily with all the wannabees that will storm to him now…

    Yes he will make oodles of money, and buy the companionship he so had with Sarah…

    But in the end, he will move on, probably to someone less funny, blonde, (that week), and a bigger rack…

  4. Mairead says:

    Lord, coming home and seeing Adam Sandler would put me of romance, food, sleep and even life, for life.

    Unless he is one of the world’s most remarkable actors and the annoying gets into his DNA when the cameras are rolling?

  5. Cinderella says:

    I’ve been on the dialing end and the receiving end of DD’s.

    There is no dignity in it at all.

  6. Leandra says:

    I didn’t realize he was such a carb face. Once it’s over, it’s over. Time to move on to others.

  7. czarina says:

    Well, they’ve put in five years and it meant enough to them to try therapy, so perhaps she’d be willing to try again. It seems a shame to give up all those years.
    But, then, I’m always leery of these quotes from a source “close to” or a “friend of”–as if a real friend would be chatting with the Enquirer??
    So, laying all the blame for the break-up on Jimmie’s ego may not be accurate or fair.

  8. single in nyc says:

    my last boyfriend is still hanging on.
    he’s walled up in my basement.

  9. Orangejulius says:

    Oh, Cinderella, you are so right. There is no dignity in any of it and I’ve been on both sides of the DD’s also. I want to start singing “Love HURTS”.

  10. la reader says:

    I don’t believe this since Adam Sandler is quite a homebody with his beautiful pregnant wife, so I don’t think he is hanging out at Jimmy’s house – Sandler likes to have his friends hang out at his house (I know) Also is Adam Corolla’s spending his 5 minutes of free time away from his new babies and wife – I doubt that.

  11. enchantress says:

    What a fat schlub he is….never liked him. Definitely she could do better.

  12. All Adither says:

    Sarah Silverman is hot. Jimmy’s stupid.

  13. Snowblood says:

    Look, as far as I’m concerned, Sarah Silverman is an unfunny, unappealing dog-faced average-chick, and Jimmy Kimmel is her male counterpart. They mada a makes-sense couple because they really did make sense together.

    I could give an operatic rat’s long and trilling fart whether or not these two stay apart, stay together, get married, give birth to tripets “au naturel,” invent a new kind of music, defeat world hunger or just flat out vanish together. They are both unoriginal bores, both lackeys in their respective branches of show business, and both excruciating to look at.

    So, that’s what I think.

  14. Wil in Mpls says:

    “Look, as far as I’m concerned, Sarah Silverman is an unfunny, unappealing dog-faced average-chick, and Jimmy Kimmel is her male counterpart.”

    😆 .. To quote the late Sammy Davis, as portrayed by Billy Crystal .. “Ouch, man!” But .. gotta say .. I do agree to a point.

    As for being dumped and having the dumper come running back .. sadly .. only in my dreams.

  15. Maritza says:

    If they truly loved each other they will go back together they way it should be, it not they’ll move on.

  16. enchantress says:

    “operatic rat’s long and trilling fart”! 😆 😆 😆

  17. Gigohead says:

    Oh my God! I’m going through the same thing. An ex of mine, was “Lonely” dialing and texting me recently. I told him I’ve moved on and he continued to bug me to take him back.

    I eventually removed his phone number and blocked him from my cell. That may have given him the final message that I WAS NO LONGER INTERESTED 😀

  18. Cletus says:

    One of the finer moments of my life took place when the douchebag who dumped me for his behemoth, boring ex called me and wanted to know if I would take him back. I told him if he came to my house, I would shoot him through the door. That shit STILL makes me happy.

  19. Victoria says:

    AGREE WITH SNOWBLOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO CARES???????????????

  20. Dumper says:

    Sarah is pretty cute but she is so insulting when she does her “comedy”routines.She should go find some younger hottie to cheer her up. Jimmy just looks like a sad slob.Time to upgrade Sarah!

  21. AE says:

    LOL Snowblood. I always got hung up on a “before” picture of Amy Winehouse comparison to think any further about these two.

  22. Shane says:

    Good one Cletus. “Shoot him through the door”. Love it.

  23. Willy K says:

    Jimmy Kimmel is not now or will ever be funny. He lucked into the talk show and its horrible.He is the worst of the late nights hosts.
    Seriously watch the show one night tell me if you laugh once and dragging out the same family memebers and staff for the lame bits is beyond redundant.

  24. Christina X says:

    Jimmy Kimmel seems a little bit like a womanizer, but that’s because I really can’t the image out of my mind as one of the former hosts of “The Man’s Show”, which in my opinion was so chauvinistic I couldn’t even find it humorous.

    Sarah Silverman on the other hand isn’t bad. Sometimes her jokes are a little immature, but she makes me laugh often. She doesn’t seem like the vapid sack of silicone that I picture Jimmy Kimmel drooling after.

    My ex and I chose to be friends, but I still like him as more than one. He’s one of the few good ones left.

  25. UFogle says:

    I have watched Sarah Silverman’s show before and found her “character” so offensive and unfunny that after a handful of episodes, I actually told my husband that SOUTHPARK was a better show than hers. I even tried to see her point of view and read her interview where she described herself as having the personality of a 13 year old boy.

    I don’t know much about Jimmy Kimmel except the Ben Affleck video, but that seemed funny in a very strange way. I don’t really understand the chemistry between these two performers, but I guess they get off on each other’s gross juvenile humor or something.

    Wait, I just read the post about him being part of The Man’s Show. Now I totally get it–they deserved each other.

    I wonder how Jimmy’s ex-wife is feeling now. Do you think she’s spitefully thrilled that he got his own or that she feels sorry for him?

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  27. Eileen says:

    Kimmel lost the best thing he had going for him when he left his wife and kids. He broke up with her but couldn’t really leave her, lived a few houses away, was there all the time, still involved with her life and the kids, was at her house to fix anything that was broken, still confided in her all the time. He was sorry he left her too.
    He’s just an idiot that will never grow up. At least this time there weren’t more kids involved.

  28. The Lovely Brittany says:

    Jimmy Kimmel is a dumb ass! I mean check out this video of Sarah in her new movie Take This Waltz where she gets full frontal nude in the shower.


    I mean Sarah has such a hot bod! How could Jimmy Kimmel be that stupid to stop banging that? and I have to agree with some of the other posters he just hasn’t matured enough, Kimmel still acts like a spoiled celebutard.

  29. BeepoDeBaffo says:

    @The Lovely Brittany, the link is dead! Is there any other links to the video?