AceShowbiz - Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky are no longer an item. The pair have broken up after over a year of dating, multiple sources confirm. ET Online reports that the breakup happened last month, but it was amicable and they are still friends.
The Academy Award-winning actress and the movie director started dating in 2016 after meeting on the set of "mother!". They kept their relationship low-key though they were later pictured packing on PDA during an outing in New York in November last year.
They only made an official public appearance together at the special screening of the psychological horror movie at the Venice Film Festival in early September, but avoided posing side by side. Later in the same month, they posed together on the red carpet of the movie premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
The split news comes as a shock as Jennifer recently opened up about how she fell for Darren, who is 21 years old her senior. "I had a crush on him when he pitched to me, and that was like a year before we started rehearsing, but he was a professional, which only made it worse for me," she said on a podcast for The Hollywood Reporter, "So we just kind of formed a friendship. He knew how I felt, he never told me how he felt - I mean, I assumed - but we just formed a friendship, and then the friendship turned into a partnership for the movie once we started working."
"And then, when the movie was done, I was like, 'Alright, you're my boyfriend!' And he was like, 'Alright, I'm your boyfriend,' " the 27-year-old actress continued sharing, before gushing about the director, "He is an amazing communicator."
The two attended the Governors Awards in L.A. on November 11 and although they already broke up at the time, the sat together and were reportedly friendly.
Jennifer was previously in an on-/off-relationship with British actor Nicholas Hoult before dating Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin in 2015. As for Darren, he was in a nine-year relationship with Rachel Weisz before they broke up in 2010. They have a son together, 10-year-old Henry.