Tuesday 21 August 2018

Lena Dunham splits with boyfriend Jack Antonoff after five years of dating

Actress Lena Dunham and Musician Jack Antonoff attend the New York Premiere of the Sixth & Final Season of
Actress Lena Dunham and Musician Jack Antonoff attend the New York Premiere of the Sixth & Final Season of "Girls" at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on February 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Actor Lena Dunham (L) and musician Jack Antonoff attend Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Debra Lee at The Beverly Hilton on February 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Jack Antonoff and Lena Dunham attend The New York Premiere Of The Sixth & Final Season Of "Girls" at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on February 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Musician Jack Antonoff and actress/writer Lena Dunham attend The Rape Foundation's annual brunch at Greenacres, The Private Estate of Ron Burkle on October 4, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for The Rape Foundation)
Actress Lena Dunham (L) and musician Jack Antonoff attend the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Jack Antonoff and Lena Dunham

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Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff have split.

The 31-year-old actress and the musician had been dating for five years since they first started romancing one another in 2012, but according to sources, they decided to mutually call time on their relationship in last month.

An insider told E! News: "It was mutual. Jack and Lena were growing apart and it just made sense for them to end their relationship where it was. They want the best for each other no matter what. They are both moving on.”

Despite their lengthy relationship, the ‘Girls’ creator and Jack, 33, had never felt rushed to progress their romance and become engaged, and Lena previously said she was pleased at the lack of pressure the pair had put on their relationship.

Jack Antonoff and Lena Dunham
Jack Antonoff and Lena Dunham

She said in February: "I am not against marriage in any way, but I do like the fact that Jack and I have placed zero pressure on ourselves about it. I have friends who have met someone, married them and got divorced during the period of time that Jack and I have been dating. We are as close as you can get to a pair of 100-year-old people.

"Every night we go home, walk our dogs, put them into their crates, take melatonin, watch 20 minutes of TV, then we go to sleep. It is the schedule of ancient, ancient people.”

But even though she never married Jack, Lena admitted she still felt the pressure from other people to be the "perfect partner” for her former beau

She explained: "Even if you're a woman without children, there's so often an expectation that you're going to go to work, and be the perfect partner to your boyfriend, and show up cheerfully at all of his work drinks, and remember everyone's birthday, and get to every baby shower, and take care of the cat, and make sure you have toilet paper. It's just too much.”

Actress Lena Dunham (L) and musician Jack Antonoff attend the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Actress Lena Dunham (L) and musician Jack Antonoff attend the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

As of the time of writing, neither Lena nor Jack have publicly commented on the news.

Actor Lena Dunham (L) and musician Jack Antonoff attend Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Debra Lee at The Beverly Hilton on February 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Actor Lena Dunham (L) and musician Jack Antonoff attend Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Debra Lee at The Beverly Hilton on February 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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