Wednesday 21 August 2019

Ruth Negga reunites with ex Dominic Cooper in last joint Comic Con appearance

Ruth Negga and Dominic Cooper speak onstage at the #IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con 2019: Day Two at the IMDb Yacht on July 19, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for IMDb)
Ruth Negga and Dominic Cooper speak onstage at the #IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con 2019: Day Two at the IMDb Yacht on July 19, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for IMDb)
(L-R) Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga speak at the "Preacher" Panel during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 19, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Mark Harelik, Julie Ann Emery, Ruth Negga and Dominic Cooper attend the #IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con 2019: Day Two at the IMDb Yacht on July 19, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
Julie Ann Emery, Ruth Negga, Dominic Cooper and and Mark Harelik attend the #IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con 2019: Day Two at the IMDb Yacht on July 19, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
Ruth Negga attends the #IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con 2019: Day Two at the IMDb Yacht on July 19, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
Ruth Negga attends the #IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con 2019: Day Two at the IMDb Yacht on July 19, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
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The countdown to Irish actress Ruth Negga's return to the small screen is on.

The Oscar-nominated star joined ex-boyfriend Dominic Cooper at Comic Con on Friday, leading the panel for Preacher, the sci-fi show in which they've co-starred for the last four years. The former couple kept their relationship so low-key, they haven't confirmed how long they dated for or when exactly they split.

After first getting together in 2010, they split their time between London and Los Angeles - with Ruth making regular trips home to Ireland - and are believed to have ended things in 2017. Their long-term filming schedule fostered a genuine post-breakup friendship

"To be honest, no. I think if you really love someone and care about them, and you’re going to work with them… maybe it doesn’t work for some people, but it just worked for us. We know each other, the way we work, and he’s super-supportive of me," she told Marie Claire last year.

(L-R) Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga speak at the
(L-R) Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga speak at the "Preacher" Panel during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 19, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

"I know this sounds like a f**king spiel, but it’s not. We’ve literally got each other’s backs."

They joined co-stars Julie Ann Emery and Mark Harelik to promote the fourth and final series of the mind-bending American tv shows which is based on the comics of the same name. 

Preacher might be the glue that's held them together in recent years, but Ruth and Dominic have often appeared together onscreen, including 2016's World of Warcraft.

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