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Keira Knightley and Rupert Friend Split | Keira Knightley

UpdatePosted 01/13/2011 09:35AM

Keira Knightley and Rupert Friend Split

Originally posted 01/13/2011 08:50AM

Keira Knightley and Rupert Friend, whose work together on 2005's Pride & Prejudice led to a long off-screen relationship, have split up.

A source tells PEOPLE that the couple, who had shared a London home overlooking Hyde Park, quietly broke up a few months ago, shortly after Knightley bought a house in the South of France, outside Nice.

Distance and career "were both considerations," the source says. "It was time for her to move on."

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Keira Knightley & Rupert Friend: Keeping Warm in N.Y.C. | Keira Knightley, Rupert Friend

Caught in the Act

Keira Knightley & Rupert Friend: Keeping Warm in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 12/05/2007 06:00AM

Keira Knightley, braving the snowy New York weather while out for a walk in SoHo with beau Rupert Friend. The next night, the couple, in slightly more formal attire, cozied up to each other at a Chanel dinner at New York eatery Balthazar to celebrate the actress's film Atonement. A source at the party tells us that Friend kept his arm around his girlfriend all night, adding that they were "very sweet together."

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Keira Knightley & Rupert Friend: Keeping Warm in N.Y.C. | Keira Knightley, Rupert Friend

Caught in the Act

Caught in the Act!

Originally posted 12/05/2007 06:00AM

• Keira Knightley, braving the snowy New York weather while out for a walk in SoHo with beau Rupert Friend. The next night, the couple, in hip attire, cozied up to each other at a Chanel Beauté dinner at New York eatery Balthazar to celebrate the actress's film Atonement. A source at the party tells us that Friend kept his arm around his girlfriend all night, adding that they were "very sweet together."

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