Lena Dunham and longtime boyfriend Jack Antonoff have ended their five-year relationship, reps for both confirmed to People. Though the breakup was reportedly “amicable,” E! News sources say the couple actually called it off in December and have kept it quiet until now.
There’s no bad blood, however. “It was mutual,” the source claims. “Jack and Lena were growing apart and it just made sense for them to end their relationship where it was.”
The pair, who began dating in 2012 after meeting on a blind date, made their last public appearance as a couple nearly a year ago at a Grammys pre-party. And though they were rarely seen in public together, their affection for one another was always evident. In October, Dunham wrote an essay about her love for Antonoff for Variety to celebrate his entry in the publication’s “New Power of New York” list.
“It’s safe to say that before Jack my life was full of far fewer sights. He showed me the importance of making political statements using your public platform,” she wrote. “He showed me the joy of collaboration. He showed me the magic of his home state of New Jersey and turned the butt of my snotty New Yorker jokes into a glimmering fantasyland. I know he does the same for all the artists he produces for, the fans who come to his shows and the recipients of his love. I try and share nicely.”
For his part, Antonoff told Vulture in 2014 that he felt an instant connection to the actress, activist, and director. “I told Lena everything about my whole life, because when you really like someone, you want them to know everything about you,” he said.
Dunham and Antonoff last appeared on social media together in October, when Dunham shared a photo of the two hugging with the caption, “Since I dyed my hair blue he sings a song about how I am a troll looking for some trolls snacks and troll friends and he’s not wrong.”
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