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Fifty Shades star Dakota Johnson ‘splits from boyfriend’

Dakota Johnson is allegedly a single lady again.

The 25-year-old actress had been dating Welsh model Matthew Hitt since December.

But as Dakota’s star gets even brighter with the release of Fifty Shades of Grey, the pair have reportedly called time on their romance.

According to sources, Dakota and Matthew decided to end their relationship because he didn’t want to be involved in her stellar rise to fame.

"Sometime over the holidays, they broke up," a source told Us Weekly. "Her life was getting too crazy and it wasn't something that he wanted to be a part of."

However, despite their courtship coming to an end, Dakota and Matthew are apparently still friends.

The source added that the split “wasn’t a bad break”.

Dakota is currently becoming a regular red carpet fixture thanks to her role as the female lead of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades.

And in a recent interview, Dakota revealed that she wanted to be involved in the film adaptation of E.L. James’ book because it tells the story of such a passionate love affair.

“I wanted to be involved because it’s so different and it’s an intense love story,” Dakota told Vogue magazine. “It’s just the most insane thing to be a part of. I’ve never experienced anything like this; I don’t think anyone has. It’s terrifying and it’s exciting.”

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In the film, Anastasia falls in love with Christian Grey, who has some unique preferences in the bedroom.

And Dakota added that the movie’s S&M scenes are hard to watch.

“I’ve never seen anything like it. But it’s confusing to the brain. I still can’t look at it objectively or wrap my head around it,” she said. “The parts of the movie that are difficult to watch were even more difficult -- and emotionally taxing -- to shoot.”

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