Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson have split after 10 years together, Gossip Cop confirms. We’re told the breakup was amicable, and the pair intend to remain friends.
The former couple began dating in 2006 following Kruger’s divorce from French director Guillaume Canet, whom she had been married to for five years. Kruger and Jackson own homes in both Paris and Vancouver, and previously shared an apartment together in New York City.
Just this past weekend, Kruger and Jackson were spotted taking a stroll together in NYC on the actress’s 40th birthday. The actress later posted an Instagram message that read, “It’s my party and I cry if I want to,” along with the mysterious hashtag, “#anewbeginning.”
Although the couple was together for a decade, their romance did not start off well. In fact, Kruger admitted during an interview on “Conan” back in 2013 that it was hardly love at first sight. For starters, she the actress said she didn’t look her best because she had a “huge allergic reaction” to the flowers that adorned the restaurant they went to on their first date.
Then, she recalled, Jackson “talked about himself for an hour and a half.” And when the date was over, he gave her a lift in his car, which she said was a “piece of s**t” and “smelled so bad.” For his part, Jackson didn’t realize the date was a disaster and tried to kiss her. Kruger remembered, “At the end, I was like ‘Should I slap him?'”