Reports: Keira Knightley & Rupert Friend Split
First Published: January 13, 2011 9:56 AM EST Credit: Getty Premium
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Keira Knightley and boyfriend Rupert Friend have reportedly split.
According to People, the couple, who met while working on “Pride & Prejudice” in 2005, ended their relationship a few months ago.
The split reportedly occurred after the 25-year-old actress bought a home near Nice, France. The Brits shared a home together in London’s Hyde Park area.
Keira’s dad, Will Knightley, reportedly told Britain’s The Sun, “Yes, they have broken up. But that’s the way things go, unfortunately. The only option is to get on with things… They were together for quite a long time and it is always hard breaking up. She’s focused on her work.”
The former “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise star was last seen on the big screen this past fall in 2010’s “Never Let Me Go.”
A rep for Keira was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Access Hollywood.
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