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Why Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel’s breakup isn’t funny

Comedian couple Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel call it quits.

What happened
Comedian Sarah Silverman and talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel have ended their five-year relationship. Kimmel, the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Silverman, star of Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic, are not commenting on their split, according to Kimmel's spokesperson. (AP in Yahoo! News)

What the commentators said
This is “sad news for comedy and monogamy fans,” said Vanity Fair's Culture & Celebrity blog. They were one of Hollywood’s funniest and most adored couples. Along with their breakup goes the faith that “their union was the binding force that kept Hollywood from exploding in a mass chain reaction of irony and sexual frivolity.”

What we can’t understand is why the seemingly “happy couple” broke up, said the Think Fashion blog. They “appeared to be one of Hollywood’s most secure romances.” We really wish there was something “juicy” at the “center of this debacle,” but “unfortunately,” like every other Hollywood couple, they probably just ‘grew apart.’”

We actually see a couple of positives to this, said Georgea Kovanis in the Detroit Free Press. First of all, this is “good news for singles everywhere,” as “two funny people are back on the market!” And secondly, at least this is finally a bit of celebrity new that is “not related to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s newborn twins.”

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