Jimmy Kimmel Says His Friendship With Ex Sarah Silverman ‘Took Some Time’

Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman
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The exes dated from 2003 to 2008, but are close friends today.

Jimmy Kimmel and his ex-girlfriend, Sarah Silverman, weren’t instant friends. The two comedians dated from 2003 to 2008 in the years before he met and married his wife, Molly McNearney. 

These days, Kimmel and Silverman frequently pal around on social media and on his show, Jimmy Kimmel Live.

During a Monday night appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, a caller asked Kimmel about his friendship with Silverman and whether it had been instantaneous after their breakup.

“I would say that it took some time, definitely,” Kimmel replied. "It definitely took some time. It was never like where we didn’t like each other, hated each other or anything like that. But it definitely took some time to be comfortable enough to be friends again.”

These days the two are good pals. Silverman even poked fun at Kimmel and McNearney at last month’s Golden Globes, taking a selfie with the married couple cuddling in the background. 

“Good times,” she sarcastically captioned the funny pic. 

Back in September, Silverman appeared on JKL where she joked about her love life. 

“What’s going on with me dating wise? I’m waiting for this tryst with you to be over! I mean, OK, Molly’s cute. She’s bright, she’s funny, she’s blonde, whatever, but come on!” Silverman joked. "It’s not fair. She gets new woke Jimmy. I had Man Show Jimmy.”

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