Why Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen moved to Australia

The couple have ditched the US for a telling reason.
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She’s one of Home and Away‘s most successful alums and now Isla Fisher and her husband Sacha Baron Cohen have relocated back to her home country with their three children. But it certainly wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment decision.

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Though she was born in Oman in the Middle East, Isla and her family moved to Perth, Western Australia when Isla was just six.

Years later, her Home and Away career took her to Sydney where the iconic soap is filmed and it’s also the city where she met her comedian husband so it’s come full circle that Isla and her family are back in the Harbour City.

Along with their children Olive, Elula, and Montgomery, 2020 saw the A-list couple make the move from LA to Sydney but it wasn’t just the coronavirus pandemic that prompted it.

“They didn’t want to raise their kids in Trump’s America,” a source close to the couple told Emerald City.

“They didn’t want to raise their kids in Trump’s America.” (Credit: Getty)

Until recently, the family were renting a $2,700,000 five-bedroom home in Bondi and the children were enrolled in top private schools.

They’ve also been spotted holidaying in Byron Bay – arguably the country’s celebrity capital – and rung in the new year with fellow A-listers Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky at their space-pirate themed party.

“They [Sacha and Isla] are surprised by the public interest in their move to Sydney, they thought they left the headlines and paparazzi behind in Los Angeles,” the source added.

Isla and Sacha met in Sydney and are now living there with their family. (Credit: Instagram)

In a recent chat with WHO to promote her Disney+ flick Godmothered, Isla shared a rare insight into her marriage.

“It was in a great window for me in terms of timing,” she revealed when asked what stuck out to her about the role.

“So obviously, my husband is in show business, so we can’t work at the same time … and that was a window where he could help.”

The couple tied the knot in March 2010 and Isla converted to Judaism in order to have a Jewish ceremony.

“He’s so kind hearted and it’s beautiful that he’s funny, but even more beautiful that he’s kind,” Isla gushed to WHO of her husband as part of the 2019 Most Beautiful People issue.

“He’s really considerate of me even if I try and do something nice for him. I booked him a massage on holiday and I’d already had a massage but he said ‘No I’ll take less time, so Isla can have another little massage’. He’s just very thoughtful.”

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Aussie native Isla starred in Home and Away during the 1990s. (Credit: Getty)

It seems as if the family are set to stay Down Under and Isla has nothing but good things to say of her home country.

“I have to say; the most beautiful country is obviously Australia and my favourite place is down south on the Margaret River in South Australia,” the redheaded beauty revealed to WHO.

“It’s like my spiritual home, I love it so much and I feel so beautiful and confident when I’m there. It’s got such a link to my childhood and who I am.”

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