Sacha Baron Cohen And Isla Fisher: The Real Reason Why They Split

Mere days after Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher announced they’re splitting up with an odd statement shared to both their Instagram Stories, we’ve now copped unverified intel about why they split.

In the aforementioned IG Story, the couple appeared dressed in a matching tennis outfit and overlaid on the pic was a tennis-themed divorce statement.

The pair had been together for 20 years and split last year in secret, leaving folks to wonder what the heck went on there.

Like clockwork, whispers about the couple have made their way to the goss rags.

Here’s everything we know about the real reason why Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher split up.

Why did Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher split up?

The abrupt and untimely divorce announcement left fans wondering what led to the split. Well, lucky for those thirsty, nosey fans, The Mail On Sunday has published a report with alleged intel.

According to the publication, rumours that their marriage was over “began to swirl last year when the couple began househunting in London”.

“However, Baron Cohen, 52, who grew up in Hammersmith and is very close to his family, was itching to return to London, while his wife was happier in her native Australia,” the publication shared.

“The disagreement over where they lived is said to have taken its toll on the pair, who had been together since 2001.

“They had been living away from Britain for a while and they weren’t expected to relocate.

“But things were becoming difficult and, as they say, home is where the heart is. Perhaps Sacha thought that would make things better.

“It didn’t, though – things just crumbled and crumbled.”

The pair moved to Sydney when COVID first kicked off back in 2020, then relocated to Perth, where Fisher’s family is based.

A friend of the couple told the publication that “the return to the UK came from nowhere.”

Prior to their split, there had been social media clues that things weren’t all as they seemed.

In 2023, the pair stopped posting photos together on social media and they also stopped attending award shows arm-in-arm, instead opting to hit the red carpet solo, which was very unusual for them.

“They have been living separate lives since last year but wanted to give this space and time for their children to be OK with this before the news came out and they got all this attention,” one source told Us Weekly.

“They are notoriously very private people and wanted to focus on their family.”

The insider also made a point to note that the split had “nothing to do” with Rebel Wilson’s allegations.

In the aforementioned IG Story, they wrote: “After a long tennis match lasting over twenty years, we are finally putting our racquets down.”

The pair explained they had “jointly filed to end our marriage” in 2023 but have kept their split quiet until now.

“We have always prioritised our privacy, and have been quietly working through this change,” they said.

“We forever share in our devotion and love for our children. We sincerely appreciate your respecting our family’s wish for privacy.”

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher Instagram Story

The bizarre IG Story in question. (Credit: Instagram / Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher)

The announcement came shortly after Baron Cohen found himself in a very public feud with Rebel Wilson over the content of her memoir Rebel Rising.

In fact, Wilson previously claimed on Instagram that Baron Cohen’s lawyers had sent her a legal letter to try and “silence” her.

“I will not be bullied or silenced by high priced lawyers or PR crisis managers,” she shared on her Instagram Stories shortly before the Sacha Baron Cohen allegations got out.

“The ‘asshole’ that I am talking about in ONE CHAPTER of my book is: Sacha Baron Cohen.”

The book has now been yanked from shelves with no reason given.