Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher Had Heated Arguments Over Parenting Duties, Professional Demands (Exclusive)

The marriage of Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher had been shaky long before they officially separated, say multiple exclusive sources to Us Weekly.

Cohen, 52, and Fisher, 48, had been “at odds,” bitterly arguing over their respective professional commitments and family responsibilities, according to those in the know.

The two actors, who have three children, announced on Friday, April 5, that they had separated.

“After a tennis match lasting over twenty years, we are finally putting down our rackets,” Cohen and Fisher wrote in a joint Instagram Story statement, accompanied by a throwback picture of them wearing tennis outfits. “In 2023, we jointly filed to end our marriage. We have always prioritized our privacy and have quietly worked through this change.”

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

While neither Cohen nor Fisher further discussed what led to their separation, a second source recalls the couple having a “heated argument” at a famous Hollywood venue. According to the eyewitness, Cohen and Fisher “fiercely argued” over conflicting filming schedules, promotional tours, and childcare demands.

Cohen and Fisher have been married since 2010, often keeping their relationship private.

“I get nervous talking about it because I feel that, by not putting my relationship in the public domain and never discussing how we met or really talking about our marriage publicly, it has remained something private and valuable to me,” Fisher previously said in a November 2022 interview with Australian Women’s Weekly. “I just think it’s nice to keep some things for yourself.”

Nearly a year later, social media clues began to emerge indicating trouble in paradise after they stopped posting pictures together on social media and attended red carpets separately.

“They have been leading separate lives since last year but wanted to give this space and time for their children to be okay with this before the news came out and they received all this attention,” another source told us earlier this week. “They are notoriously very private people and wanted to focus on their family.”

The insider noted that the split had “nothing to do” with Rebel Wilson, who accused Cohen of misconduct on the set of 2016’s The Brothers Grimsby. Wilson, 44, detailed her claims in her Rebel Rising memoir, which was released in early April, before Cohen denied the allegations.