Keira Knightley & Rupert Friend Split, Dad Says

By: / January 13, 2011

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Keira Knightley and boyfriend Rupert Friend have reportedly broken up dating for five years.

According to The Sun, Keira’s father Will Knightley confirmed that the two were calling it quits.

“Yes, they have broken up,” Will told the newspaper. “But that’s the way things go, unfortunately. The only option is to get on with things.”

“They were together for quite a long time and it is always hard breaking up,” Will continued. “She’s focused on her work.”

According to unnamed sources, Keira, 25, ended things with Rupert, 29, after the couple had a heart-to-heart before Christmas. A friend noted that “Rupert hates the idea of being followed and photographed.”

Keira, 25, met Rupert, 29, when they both starred in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Keira played the bookish Elizabeth Bennet who was briefly romanced by the dashing Mr. Wickham, played by Rupert.

Watch the trailer for Pride and Prejudice after the jump.

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