Sarah Silverman won’t marry Michael Sheen, but she’s ‘baby crazy’ at age 43

Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen have been dating since February. They met on the MoS set, and Kaiser thinks Sarah was terribly miscast. Sarah joked in the Emmys press room about how the show’s creator had her in mind, and when she started hitting it with Sheen, “it really solidified it. Or maybe not.

Speaking of miscast roles, Dustin Rowles at Pajiba points out that Sheen has always dated out of his league. He has dated Emmy Rossum, Kate Beckinsale, Rachel McAdams, and more. He and Rachel dated for over two years and (probably) broke up because he fears marriage. Good news: Sarah feels the same way about getting hitched. Star ran a story last week about how she wanted to pull Sheen down the aisle. Sarah tweeted, “Just read that I wanna get married which is hilarious b/c I will never get married.” She then added, “Why would I want the govt involved in my love life? Ew. It’s barbaric.

Sarah visited Howard Stern on Tuesday. Howard decided to push the marriage issue because that’s what he does. He also asked how she deals with Sheen’s relationship with Beckinsale (they have a daughter together). Sarah handles the questions well:

How she takes her medical marijuana: “Edible pot is a real commitment. [The vape pen] is great! I can just take a little puff. I don’t drink, or anything, so it’s just like having a glass of wine. I’m a lightweight. I buy some stuff and it lasts me six months.”

She’s not jealous of Beckinsale: “I love her. She’s hilarious… She’s really cool. They’re really funny together.”

Does she feel weird about Michael’s stunning exes?: “No it’s more like, ‘Look at all these beautiful women and he loves me.’ It’s more like that, like ‘Wow!’”

How does someone make a lifetime committment & not marry? “Just be in love everyday! I’m 43, and I still don’t feel ready.”

How about kids? “I have always been baby crazy … I’m going through such a crisis in that way because my whole life I’ve been like, ‘Ah, I’m not ready, I’m not ready, I love kids but someday’ and now it’s like, ‘I’m 43′ and I still don’t feel ready! It’s such a huge decision. How do people make this decision so fast like it’s nothing? It’s your whole life!”


If I was a guest on Howard’s show, and he started asking me how I felt compared to my boyfriend’s stunning exes … it wouldn’t be pretty. That’s Howard though. He can’t resist asking slightly offensive questions. Sarah is gorgeous too. I think because she’s a comedian, people tend to not think of her as “pretty.” She goes for the shock-reaction with a lot of her jokes. Anyway, I think Sarah and Sheen are well-matched if neither one of them wants to marry. If she really wants a baby, then she’d better get on that at age 43. My guess is that she doesn’t really want one.

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  1. HH says:

    She does handle this interview well, but she’s always annoyed me. Sarah Silverman is one of those people I just can’t like *overall*. I can give her credit when it’s due, but I can never flat out like her. My mind’s made up and I’m stubborn. Haha.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yeah, once I watched her for a little while and she urinated in a bucket. That was sort of it for me. She does look pretty here, though, and handles the very tactless questions well.

    • Ally8 says:

      I’m really disappointed in him for being interested in this scatological moron. Also, her voice… like Janice from Friends.

      She always seems like she’s going to be funny, but the material is just empty shock crap (sometimes literally). The Great Schlep was the only thing that worked as humor and had actual content:

    • Anony says:

      I used to dislike her but she did a great job as the little girl’s voice in “Wreck it Ralph”. Yes, I’m a total dork but I love that movie. And she makes the little girl sound so cute! Before that movie I had no use for her but now I’ll always have a certain fondness because of how much I love Wreck it Ralph hahaha

  2. aims says:

    I agree. She’s equally beautiful and smart. I’d be a little offended by the comments. I love the fact that as women we have a choice in our lives. Get married, don’t get married. Have a kid or don’t, this is your life. You know what’s right for you, and nobody should ever judge you for that.

  3. Dancinnancy says:

    I listened to Michael’s Nerdist podcast and Sarah was with him. They were charming and hilarious. I love them as a couple.

  4. sally says:

    Sarah looks so stunning these days. Her style , makeup and hair have done a 360 from her younger days. Sheen snagged himself a funny AND gorgeous lady :)

    • lisa2 says:

      Totally agree.

      She has come into her own. She always reminds me of a tom boy that realized she was sexy and has a great body. Which I think is true of Sarah. I really like her.

      Him.. I don’t find him that attractive. I like some of his roles and other’s not. I think he is just that average looking guy that attracts more attractive women. Women find men attractive for millions of reasons.

  5. Sara says:

    she often tries to hard to provoke in her stand up. she has some good jokes though. the one with being like her mother and how you can save a situation where you throw up mid beej.

  6. Ag says:

    yeah, i tend to think she doesn’t want a kid, at least not a biological one. by 43, you pretty much would have one if you actually wanted one.

  7. Yellowshaba says:

    Her wardrobe style has vastly and greatly improved since being with Michael..

  8. Mike says:

    Why do people keep saying that Michael Sheen is dating out of his league when it is obvious that if he can date beautiful successful women one after another then he is clearly dating in his league. I really like Sarah Silverman and always have loved her humor. She can get away with saying pretty offensive things because she is cute and has a great smile (much like Eddie Murphy used his smile to get away with some very objectionable jokes in his day) Sarah is also slightly crazy in my book. But in a good way

  9. Jh says:

    She is smart, funny and gorgeous. He must be some kind of amazing.

  10. BendyWindy says:

    I disagree that Michael Sheen dates out of his league. That list is comprised of beautiful women, but other than Rachel McAdams, none of them are really HUGE names, and Michael Sheen is a respected actor and not bad on the eyes himself.

    As for Sarah, I think she handled that interview with grace and aplomb, but in general, I’m just not a fan of her schtick.

  11. Jane says:

    I sat behind them at Hedwig here in New York, I thought he was much better looking in person. The pair of them are quite cute together, and she was beautiful. Wearing her hair in a ponytail, hoodie, reading the playbill-they were totally normal and cool. He was not so into all the people who recognized her and asked for photos, but she was very gracious.

    • mia girl says:

      I really like Sheen and have always imagined that he was even better looking in person. Would have looooved to have seen them.

      I did see Hedwig, though. It was fantastic.

  12. Sayrah says:

    Howard thinks Sarah’s beautiful and told her so too. They’ve been friends for years. Some of sheen’s exes are known for their beauty though so not surprising he asked but what a great answer from her!

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Thank you! I was going to say that. Sarah and Howard are really tight and have vacationed together when she was dating Jimmy Kimmel. He ALWAYS compliments her so I don’t think this was an instance of him trying to tear her down, just doing his job and being a good interviewer.

  13. happymama says:

    I love Sarah Silverman. Smart and hilarious.

  14. Gia says:

    I completely agree. If she wanted a baby, she would have had one by now.

  15. Pumpkin Pie says:

    I love Sarah Silverman. She is intelligent, beautiful and super funny.
    Michael Sheen didn’t just date Kate Beckinsale, didn’t they have a baby together and were married to each other?

    • KAI says:

      Michael Sheen and Kate Beckingsale had a child together in 1999 but never married. She met her husband director Len Wiseman while she and Sheen were filming his movie and she subsequently ended her relationship with Sheen and Wiseman left his wife.

  16. Stef Leppard says:

    I knew that if I waited until I was “ready” then I would be 50 when I started having kids, so I just at a certain age said, well I better start now and that was it. I’ve never regretted it.

  17. Sea Dragon says:

    I get exactly what she’s saying. She has competing drives to be a mommy and to retain her freedom and current lifestyle. And since becoming a parent is one of the biggest decisions one can make in life, just the thought can be daunting. I go through the same thing. I’m not ready and I don’t know if I ever will be. I have the capacity, maturity, perspective and my bf says I get the mommy look in my face when I see babies (I do! *squee!*) but there’s a LONG list of reasons why I’m not willing to accommodate the addition, however profound, life changing, fulfilling and downright effing incredible it could be. At least for the foreseeable future. So yeah, I believe her and trust she’s telling the truth.

    As far as her beauty goes I don’t find her to be movie actress gorgeous but she is undeniably pretty and has a fresh, youthful, even bratty, energy about her. :-)

    • Becky1 says:

      @Sea Dragon-I also understand what you and Sarah are saying re: the kid thing. I think there are many people who absolutely know they want kids and some people who absolutely know that they don’t but there are also some of us who are in between. I’m 42 and I think about it every day-I should have moved on by now but for some reason I was never able to really make a decision and now time has probably decided for me (at least in terms of a biological child).

      • Sea Dragon says:

        I’m always taken by those that knew they wanted babies since they were very young. It was never something I thought about until I was in college. My plan was to get my PhD by 26, marry by 28 and maybe have a child sometime after that. HAHA-we think we have it all figured out when we’re young, don’t we? I’m 38, don’t plan on marrying any time soon and I know it’s just a matter of time before it will be too late. Sometimes I freak out and cry because my biological clock begins to knock and once in a great, great while I feel a void because I haven’t created my own family unit. Most the time though, I’m just fine with my decision.
        That we think about it is a natural extension of our instinctual need to procreate, non? Maybe the sadness will grow as I age. I’m really hoping it won’t. I hope that even though you think about it so often, you don’t feel incomplete? There’s a certain level of self acceptance we are able to embrace as we age and if you conclude that it’s not going to happen, you still have a tremendous ability to embrace the magic and joy found in every other facet life has to offer.

  18. JessSaysNo says:

    I just have to say it. Yes, having children is a huge commitment but it is not “your whole life.” I get the feeling that women like Sarah (who I love btw) view having children as the end of fun and love. That doesnt have to be true! Children become wonderful forces in your life, that yes, take up most of your time but I dont think you lose anything by having kids. Especially if you make a choice every day to continue your life as normal and not let having kids be an excuse quit all important thing in your life. My husband and I have one child (another one soon) and we still travel, go out, have fun, get outdoors a lot except now its just more fun. More meaningful, I guess.

    If you want kids, have them. You will never feel fully ready, never. It IS a scary undertaking to start but if you know that you would like kids, try to make one. If you know its something you want, the fear will fade and you will never regret it for a second.

    • Sea Dragon says:

      Awesome statement, Jess.
      Mazel tov on your baby-to-be! I hope you’re having a healthy and happy pregnancy and that your first born is excited to have a little sibling.
      I wish I was certain once way or the other. I helped raise my bf’s little girl and it was so gratifying! She’s 17 now and I know I’ve contributed to how good she’s turning out to be. I was also an opare for a few years and the love just flowed. And I agree, kids really are fun. Much more so than most adults. Lol
      I’d hate to know that my time is up but as I said earlier, the odds are strongly against it. There’s a very long, well thought out list of reasons why it’s not feasible including lack of finances, finding the right man (I love my bf but I won’t have his child), strong academic and professional ambitions, a desire to not pass on the mental illness that runs in my family and the fact that no matter how much happiness a little person can bring, they’re simply exhausting. There’s more, too, but that’s about as personal as I’d like to be right now.
      We’ll see. Maybe it will happen despite my objections. There are plenty of people that confront worse yet find a way to make it work.

  19. alihar says:

    I honestly do not get the Michael Sheen attraction. Man must have an amazing personality and skills.

  20. alihar says:

    I honestly do not get the Michael Sheen attraction. Man must have an amazing personality and skills.

  21. coconut says:

    Lenny Kravitz was also on Howard’s show yesterday. Where’s the transcript of that?? ;-)

    He and Denzel were on Letterman as well. Very cute clip re their yacht experience in Italy this summer:

  22. A says:

    Sheen has never dated Emmy Rossum and he was dating Sarah when she was cast on Masters of Sex. As both have discussed, they met in December at Largo. Largo’s owner then invited them both to play tennis and they started dating immediately.

  23. Lv says:

    Sarah has said she doesn’t want kids to avoid passing her depression on. Understand the struggle tho.

  24. Mikeyangel says:

    I had my first at 27, after 9 years with my husband. It was very life changing. I will say though that with one and one only, I could still do all the same stuff, within reason. Now that I have two, and a third on the way, life is completely different, and I have no idea how I am going to even do the simplest of things in 6 months. I went out to eat with a friend the other day, my kids were moderately badly behaving, and I just looked at her and said, “how am I going to do this with three?” I will have three under the age of 5 though so… my bad!

    • Claire says:

      I had 3 under 5 years also (and now have 4). My own experience has been that the biggest jump was going from No 1 to No 2. First baby is like an accessory – you can pick them up and take them anywhere. Going out for dinner, to friends isn’t too much of a hassle. Once No 2 comes along there is someone else to get ready, another seat taken in the car etc etc. I found with my 3rd that he just settled in great, especially great that the oldest had not yet started school so no mad rushes to get out the door everyday. I already had 2 to sort so what was another! My oldest is now 10 and I miss having my little entourage running about with me. Good Luck!

  25. A. Key says:

    She’s a stunning woman but she doesn’t promote her looks, that’s why people don’t think of her as a beauty first. Unlike Beckinsale, McAdams, etc. who are all famous for their looks basically.
    When you think of them you think of their appearance, when you think of Silverman you think of her words.
    Honestly, I’d rather be thought of as smart and funny first, instead of just beautiful and nothing else. I say Sarah wins.