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Originally posted 03/07/2009 04:10PM
A second chance at love didn't work.
Despite a reconciliation that gave them both cause for laughs, late-night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel, 41, and comedian Sarah Silverman, 38, have split, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
No reason was revealed for their second breakup. The funny duo dated for five years before they called it quits last July. But they rekindled their relationship just a few months later. "They're taking it slow," a source told PEOPLE last fall. "They're on the road back to being together."
The pair even managed to poke fun of their first split on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last October when she was a guest and they exchanged awkward silences and quips like, "Did you make sweet love to anyone while we were apart?"
Originally posted 10/31/2008 02:30PM
Originally posted 10/07/2008 12:00PM
Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman are back together.
"They're taking it slow," says a source. "They're on the road back to being together again."
The comedians, who ended their five-year relationship in July, have recently been spotted on dates on both coasts.
On Sept. 28, Kimmel, 40, and Silverman, 37, enjoyed a laughter-filled dinner together at L.A.'s Pattaya Thai Restaurant, says a source, and left holding hands.
Less than a week later, they attended pal Howard Stern's Oct. 3 wedding at New York City's Le Cirque restaurant, where Kimmel was spotted wrapping his arms around Silverman's waist and playfully grabbing her backside in plain view of photographers.
Reps for the comedians had no comment.
Originally posted 09/13/2008 10:30PM
Sarah Silverman may have won an Emmy award for a song boasting of a romance with Matt Damon, but it was her ex-boyfriend, Jimmy Kimmel, whom the comedian thanked from the stage.
"Let's be honest, Matt Damon had very little to do with this being popular," Silverman, 37, said while accepting her award at the Creative Arts Emmys for the salty music video "I'm F------ Matt Damon" at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
"Thanks to the person for whom this whole video was made: Jimmy Kimmel, who broke my heart – ohh, who'll always have a place in my heart," Silverman continued.
Originally posted 08/01/2008 10:15AM
No joking matter?
Sarah Silverman – who has been silent since her split with Jimmy Kimmel last month – briefly addressed the break-up during her stand-up performance Thursday night.
"Did someone tell you I'm going through a hard time?" Silverman, 37, jokingly told an audience of 300 at West Hollywood's Largo at the Coronet. (A few sympathetic cries came from the front of the crowd.)
But the edgy comedienne – who famously called Britney Spears's two sons "adorable mistakes" – quickly moved on and avoided jokes about Kimmel, 40, and relationships in general.
Originally posted 07/22/2008 07:40AM
Sarah Silverman's longtime friend Jon Hamm says the comedian is coping as well as can be expected after her recent breakup with Jimmy Kimmel.
"She's doing great," the Emmy-nominated Hamm told PEOPLE at Monday's Hollywood premiere of the second season of his acclaimed AMC series Mad Men. (The series resumes on the cable channel this Sunday, while the DVD set of the first season has just been released.)
But, the actor added, "It's a tough time for everybody ... you know that's never easy when something like that happens."
Originally posted 07/17/2008 11:30AM
For Sarah Silverman, this has been a week of good news and bad news.
First, the bad: On Monday, it was reported, she and boyfriend of five years, Jimmy Kimmel broke up.
Now, the good: On Thursday Silverman, 37, was one of those lucky enough to be nominated for an Emmy.
But, now for the weird news: the TV Academy nod is linked to what she did on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, an over-the-top music video in which she and the Sexiest Man Alive flaunted their (fictitious and funny) affair to Kimmel, all set to music in a ditty titled, "I'm F------ Matt Damon".
Originally posted 07/14/2008 03:10PM
Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman have ended their relationship after five years of dating.
"Jimmy and Sarah have and will have no further comment," Kimmel's rep Lewis Kay and Silverman's rep Amy Zvi confirmed to PEOPLE in a joint statement.
VanityFair.com first reported the split.
The couple's over-the-top videos about fictional flings with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck became huge Internet hits since airing on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! in February.
PEOPLE even named the late-night talk-show host and the star of Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program its Funniest Couple Alive earlier this year.
At the time Silverman, 37, told PEOPLE their relationship worked "because we really, really, really like each other. He's kind and funny and maybe the most thoughtful person I know."
"Sarah is funny and smart and good to look at," said Kimmel, 40. "Plus, she likes fat guys. What more could I ask?"
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Originally posted 05/02/2008 09:15AM
Ah, forget Matt Damon. Sarah Silverman's still (bleeping) Jimmy Kimmel.
"I'll be honest, we have it good," Silverman tells PEOPLE of her five-year relationship with the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
But don't expect the couple to hit the altar anytime soon.
"I don't want the government involved in our love," says Silverman, 37, who's headlining a show benefiting Project A.L.S. in Manhattan next Friday, May 9. "When my friends get married I think it's romantic, I cry, whatever," she says. "But it's not for me."
Originally posted 04/03/2008 01:05PM
Nothing can come between Sarah Silverman and her new "beau" Matt Damon – not even a major milestone in her boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel's career.
To mark the 1,000th episode of ABC's late-night Jimmy Kimmel Live, pseudo-couple Silverman and Damon took out an ad in Daily Variety Thursday, congratulating Kimmel on his success, while also jokingly flaunting their continued affections.
The trade-paper plug is just the latest strike in Kimmel and Damon's ongoing feud. Still no word, however, if Ben Affleck is plotting something equally romantic for his recently outed close friend.
– Brian Orloff
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