Sarah Silverman and Her New Boyfriend Started Dating Mid-Pandemic Thanks to Call of Duty
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Sarah Silverman sees someone new - and she didn't even have to leave her apartment.
During an appearance on Thursday's episode of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the comedian revealed how their budding relationship began after she got back into video games when the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States in March.
"When the world closed, I thought I should start playing video games again. It just made sense. This is the time," she said. "So I went to GameStop - it was still open - and bought myself a console and a couple of games. And I really got into this game, it's not the newest, but I love it - Call of Duty: WWII . "
49-year-old Silverman did not name the guy, but said someone she knew "peripherally" through mutual friends had written to her directly on Twitter and offered to play together online.
"We both quarantined. So I was in New York at 7:05 am every night, so we hit the pots and pans on the fire escape at 7:00 am. It really got like a primal scream from the group. It was really nice . " nice to be in New York at the time, "she recalled." Then at 7:05 I would put on my headset and kill Nazis with this guy. Yadda yadda yadda, we are boyfriend and girlfriend! "
"He got out of here and lives out here and it's great and makes sweet love," she continued. "I feel like I'm hexing it by talking about Ellen, but I can't help it!"
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Silverman split from actor Michael Sheen in late 2017 after about four years. The former host of I Love You, America said her current boyfriend was "very patient" with her as she embarked on the new relationship.
"I think I was single for a long time and I realized that I love being alone, I need to be alone, and I was afraid to give up any of it," she explained. "So far we've stayed two nights, it's been going really well. I usually send him home and he's cool with it - until now, you know, early morning they're always great. But I have my whole nightly routine and it is like a date with myself and I'm nervous about giving that up. "
"I do my whole facial routine and then I eat a large bowl of grape nuts while watching Law & Order [episodes] that I've watched countless times," she continued. "These are the things that seem easy, but I like them, I long for them, they make me sleep. But when he slept, I did these things and he was just there. It was okay. So who knows?"
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Silverman has apparently remained friends with Sheen, 51. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! In 2018, the actress opened her split with Jimmy Kimmel, whom she has also dated. She said that she and Sheen got along well and even met in a "bro" setting.
"I'm good at separating that," she said. "I can't even imagine you as a sexual being anymore!"
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