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08 October 2020 14:45

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Sarah Silverman found love virtually amid the pandemic, but there were no dating apps involved! The 49-year-old comedian appears on Thursday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show where she opens up about how returning to her love of video games while in quarantine led to romance. "As the world was shutting down, I thought I should start playing video games again. It just made sense," she quips, adding that she got very into Call of Duty: WWII. "This guy, who I knew peripherally--we have mutual friends and stuff, we knew each other a bit--he direct messaged me on Twitter, he goes, 'I'll play with you online,'" she explains.

"We were both quarantining. So every night, I was in New York, so at 7 we banged the pots and pans out on the fire escape. It really became a group primal scream. It was actually kind of beautiful to be in New York at that time. Then at 7:05, put my headset on and I kill Nazis with this guy.

I mean, yadda, yadda, yadda, we're boyfriend and girlfriend." Silverman, who has relocated, shares that her new man has come out to be closer to her. "He came out here and so he's living out here, and it's great," she says. "And we make sweet love. I feel like I'm jinxing it by talking about it on Ellen, but I can't help myself." Silverman has previously dated Jimmy Kimmel and most recently actor Michael Sheen, whom she split from in late 2017. She didn't share the name of her new suitor, but did praise him for his patience as she returns to the dating world. "He's been very patient because I think I was single for a good amount of time and what I realized is, I love being alone. I need to be alone," she says. "And I was afraid to give up any of that. So far we've had two sleepovers, it went really well. But usually I send him home and he's cool with it. So far, you know early they're always great. I have my whole nighttime routine and it's like a date with myself. I'm nervous to give that up." GET THE ET NEWSLETTER Email By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy RELATED CONTENT: EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Silverman Reacts to Ex Jimmy Kimmel's Emotional Monologue About His Son This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page. Embed Code Restart Jimmy Kimmel Says His Friendship With Ex Sarah Silverman 'Took Some Time' Sarah Silverman Poses for Hilarious Photo With Ex Jimmy Kimmel and His Wife Molly McNearney Michael Sheen Reveals the Unexpected Reason Behind His Split From Sarah Silverman Related Gallery Sarah Silverman told viewers "Ellen" viewers Thursday how she met her new boyfriend while playing videos in lockdown. RELATED: Sia, Sarah Silverman, Amber Tamblyn, And More Celebs React As U.S. Supreme Court Okays Limiting Free Birth Control On Religious Grounds The actress-comedian explained how her new boyfriend initiated their relationship with an invitation to play Call of Duty: WWII. She explained, "As the world was shutting down, I thought I should start playing video games again. It just made sense, this is the time. I went to Game Stop; it was still open. I bought a console and a couple of games and I got really into this one, it's not the latest one but I love it, Call of Duty: WWII. RELATED: Chris Evans, Sarah Silverman And More React After Trump's 'Don't Be Afraid Of COVID' Tweet "This guy who I knew peripherally, like we have mutual friends and stuff, he direct-messaged me on Twitter and goes, 'I'll play with you online, we're both quarantining.'" The pair began playing together every evening after the 7 p.m. applause for frontline workers. Silverman recalled, "At 7:05 p.m. I put my headphones on and kill Nazis with this guy. I mean yada, yada, yada, we're boyfriend and girlfriend!" DeGeneres then asked if the couple have been able to be together in person with the pandemic still very much affecting the world. RELATED: Amy Schumer, Mark Ruffalo, Sarah Silverman & More Celebs Get Naked To Get Out The Vote Silverman replied: "He came out here and so he's living out here and it's great and we make sweet love. I feel like I'm jinxing it by talking about it on 'Ellen' but I can't help myself!"