Isla Fisher gives thanks in wake of divorce news

"Thank you for all the kindness and support," Isla Fisher has told fans after news of her divorce.

"Thank you for all the kindness and support," Isla Fisher has told fans after news of her divorce. Photo: Instagram

Australian actor Isla Fisher has thanked friends and fans for their “love and support”, weeks after it emerged she and Sacha Baron Cohen are divorcing.

The actor and children’s book writer, 48, revealed in April she and Borat creator Cohen, 52, had quietly filed for a split in 2023 after 14 years of marriage.

It came amid accusations from actor Rebel Wilson that Cohen had asked her to perform a lewd act for his 2016 film The Brothers Grimsby.

On Wednesday (Australian time), Fisher posted a picture on Instagram of herself holding a glass of wine, alongside the caption: “Thank you for all the kindness and support.”

Fisher also announced her divorce from Cohen on the platform, saying alongside an image of them wearing tennis outfits: “After a long tennis match lasting over 20 years, we are finally putting our racquets down.

“In 2023 we jointly filed to end our marriage. We have always prioritised our privacy, and have been quietly working through this change.”

Fisher, whose films include The Wedding Crashers, said she and Cohen will always share their “devotion and love” for their two daughters and a son, adding: “We sincerely appreciate your respecting our family’s wish for privacy.”

She revealed her marriage was over after it was reported the couple had been living separate lives for some time.

They met at a party in Sydney in 2001 where they bonded over making fun of other attendees.

Three years later, they became engaged and got hitched in an intimate 2010 wedding in Paris.

They have kept their daughters – aged 15 and 13 – and their eight-year-old son largely out of the spotlight for privacy reasons.

Cohen has denied the accusation from Wilson that he acted inappropriately with her on the set of The Brothers Grimsby.

“While we appreciate the importance of speaking out, these demonstrably false claims are directly contradicted by extensive detailed evidence, including contemporaneous documents, film footage and eyewitness accounts from those present before, during and after the production of Grimsby,” his representatives said.

Meanwhile, Wilson’s autobiography, titled Rebel Rising, was published in Australia last week after repeated delays due to her allegations about Cohen.

It was released in the US on April 2, with the controversial excerpts widely quoted.

One chapter was removed for the edition published in Australia and New Zealand on May 8.

“For legal reasons we have redacted one chapter in the ANZ edition, and included an explanatory note accordingly,” HarperCollins Australia told the ABC last month.

“That chapter is a very small part of a much bigger story.”

Rebel Rising was also published in Britain with blacked-out text and a note saying the redactions were “due to peculiarities of the law in England and Wales”.

-with AAP

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