Actor Rupert Friend has been Keira’s lover for four years since they met on the set of Pride & Prejudice, and likes to think of himself as a “wanderer, a bit of a gypsy” (or commitment-phobe, as her friends see it).So, to celebrate her 25th birthday, Rupert took her out for breakfast and presented her with a gold and diamond ring. Her father, Will Knightley, broke the news to sources, confirming the split and revealing that is "hard" for Keira to move on from him.The split was reportedly mutual, but Rupert is said to have gotten the the break up rolling as he no longer wanted to carry on a relationship so much in the public eye.
“Keira is beginning to feel broody and wants to feel Rupert is committed to being her partner for life,” discloses one actress who is a friend of the couple. Rupert says he wants to ‘establish himself firmly’ before even considering the idea of a family.
One pal explains: "Rupert hates the idea of being followed and photographed.
Keira partially had to accept it because of her rising profile. The pressure took its toll and both decided they should go their separate ways.
Keira’s agent says: ‘We don’t comment on personal matters.’ [From The Daily Mail] Lainey at Lainey Gossip thinks that there might be something there, which I think too.
It’s mostly because you never hear anything about them, so if friends are starting to creep out to the tabloids and giving random quotes, something is probably up.
And although Rupert looked happy enough that evening, friends fear that behind his smiles, all has not been entirely well with his live-in relationship with Keira, 25.