Keira Knightley and Rupert Friend have reportedly split up after a five year relationship. Apparently, the star of The Pirates of the Caribbean and Pride and Prejudice was left heartbroken even though the decision to end the relationship was mutual. Isn't that what they always say, that it was a "mutual" decision.Â A few months after the separation all the juicy details seem to surface.Â It will be interesting to hear what comes out about Knightly and Friend!
According to the Sun - Keira's father, Will Knightley, said: "Yes, they have broken up. But that's the way things go, unfortunately. The only option is to get on with things."Â Mr. Knightley added at the family home in Richmond, South West London: "They were together for quite a long time and it is always hard breaking up. She's focused on her work."
Keira and Rupert actually met on the set of the movie Pride and Prejudice in 2005. It had reportedly been rumored that they had split after a heart-to-heart before Christmas, and when Rupert arrived minus Keira, and with his mother, at the London Coliseum gala production of The Nutcracker, people thought the rumors may be true! As the old saying goes, where there is smoke, there is fire!
Will this break up effect their careers? For two people who both admit they still care for each other deeply, you have to wonder if they could ever work together.
Good luck to both of them.
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