Keira Knightley is Single Again

January 13, 2011 By:
Keira Knightley is Single Again

Everyone is either breaking up or getting knocked up. Keira Knightley and her longtime boyfriend have decided to call it quits and claim the split is "mutual." Don't they always?!

Keira and Rupert Friend called it quits around Christmas after five years together. That's more than most Hollywood marriages!

Keira's father Will Knightley told The Sun newspaper: "Yes, they have broken up. But that's the way things go, unfortunately. I've spoken to her recently. 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."

They met on the set of 'Pride and Prejudice' back in 2005 and started dating shortly after. Apparently Keira's fame was a huge issue in the relationship.

A friend said: "Rupert hates the idea of being followed or photographed. Keira partially had to accept it because of her rising profile. It affected the harmony in the relationship. The pressure on such private people took its toll and both decided they should go their separate ways. They will remain life-long friends."

That explains why Keira has been so MIA the last couple of years. Time to get back on that horse girl!