James Franco dumped his girlfriend for his jumpoff model Agyness Deyn


During the douche explosion that was James Franco’s Playboy interview, he mentioned in passing that he and his girlfriend of five years, Ahna O’Reilly, had broken up. He claimed it was because he was concentrating on his studies at Yale and she just couldn’t handle his brilliance anymore (I’m paraphrasing). But Star Magazine claims the breakup went down because of another woman: model Agyness Deyn. James and Agyness were spotted together, and photographed looking friendly in June, at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Busted! In the August issue of Playboy magazine, Oscars cohost and 127 Hours star James Franco suggests that he and actress Ahna O’Reilly recently ended their five-year relationship because of his hectic schedule.

“I signed up for more school at Yale,” he says. “I think that was it for her.”

Another likely factor? Star’s report that James and model Agyness Deyn, 28, were “thisclose” while at Six Flags Magic Mountain in LA on June 22.

“They were whispering in each other’s ear,” said an observor. “It definitely looked pretty intimate.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

There’s actually a lot more to the story – apparently, Agyness and James met each other in January and “hit it off” and throughout this year, they’ve been associated with each other frequently. Then, Franco posted videos of himself and Agyness hanging out, acting couple-y back in March of this year. Also, Franco photographed Agyness for the July issue of Elle Magazine (you can see some photos from the shoot below, go here for the full pictorial). I’m sure the explanation for all of this is “ART” because Franco, like Lady Gaga, lives, breathes, kills, poops and dies for ART. But it’s also perfectly possible that James Franco was screwing around on his girlfriend with a hipster model and really, isn’t that just a typical douchey Hollywood move? That’s so not ART. That’s gauche and common and not worthy of such a brilliant artist like FRANCO.





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  1. 9 out 10 experts recommend says:

    He’s so avant-garde. Gags*

  2. tapioca says:

    Ugh, Jamie, Jamie, Jamie – you’re turning into the “highbrow” Kellan Lutz.

    Oh, and Agyness Deyn is like, so totally Autumn/Winter 2008. Andrej Pejic is where it is right now (plus everyone knows all true artists are bi).

  3. lambchops says:

    She bugs. He bugs. They bug.

  4. brin says:

    A douche by any other name is still a douche.

  5. The Original Ashley says:

    I never noticed but James is sort of a long term guy huh? 5 years with the last and he was with Marla Sokoloff for what seemed like forever.

    This however seems like an odd move for him. yeah he’s an artsy douche but a Hollywood douche? Dating a model is so cliche.

  6. lucy2 says:

    Oh, James, you go to Yale? I had no idea, since you only mention it every five minutes.

  7. Mika says:

    “I signed up for more classes at Yale” IS a more artistic way to say “I was boning models on the side”

  8. fabgrrl says:

    I hate the spelling of the woman’s name SO.MUCH! I would try to overlook it if that was her ACTUAL name, she isn’t responsible for what her parents did, but it’s not! She made that stupid, misspelled name on purpose!

  9. madpoe says:

    It’s so sad this day and age when a sweater swallows a model whole! *heavy sigh* Plz tell me where to send her folks the flowers, least I can do in this wooly tragedy.

  10. munchies says:

    how to read the name? A-gi-nes sounding ugliness or plain Agnes?

  11. Whatamess! says:

    as he is gay i think her appeal is understandable

  12. Chiara says:

    His ex Ahna O’ Reilly is super pretty…I don’t even think Agyness is that big a deal anymore. She may be nice but I’m sure his ex was nicer and smarter. I remember James talking about Ahna a little bit in “Interview” Magazine. She seemed cute and they sounded cute together.

  13. Miss says:

    Mika hit the nail on the head!

  14. Turtle Dove says:

    fabgrrl – I didn’t know what you were talking about so I Wiki-d her and…

    “Deyn’s name was apparently coined to further her modelling career after she consulted her mother’s friend, a numerology expert who advised her of the most ‘fortuitous’ way to spell the name ‘Agnes’.It was reported that her mother Lorraine and sister Emily have both changed their surname to Deyn, while Lorraine has changed the I in her first name to Y.”

    That’s sort of…. peculiar…. isn’t it. Flaky in a 1960s sort of way.

  15. Katyusha says:

    What’s a “jumpoff model?”
    I’ve never heard that term before.

  16. mia girl says:

    Wow Franco is SO ART that even the girls he dates have artsy names with alternative spellings!

  17. Catty Mommy says:

    @Katyusha, it should read “…his jumpoff, model Agyness Deyn”. A jumpoff is a casual sex partner or girlfriend.

  18. Enny says:

    She’s a bit manly so I guess I see the attraction where he’s concerned.

  19. Praise St. Angie! says:

    wow…looking at her pics adds a little fuel to the “he’s gay” fire, huh?

    she’s pretty, but she seriously looks like a teen rent-boy.

  20. mimi says:

    How do you pronounce “Agyness”?

    She could look a lot more feminine, but she does all she can to look like a dude.

    Maybe Franco likes it and maybe he wants to be with someone famous as it all he cares about- fame.

  21. Ari says:

    I am glad I am not going to be the first to say that she looks like a pubescent boy and that is probably the attraction.

  22. mystified says:

    Every day James Franco reminds me more and more of Val Kilmer. Like Kilmer, I used to think Franco was handsome, new, talented and exciting. It’s amazing how quickly they both became really tiresome.

  23. Mimi says:

    Ahna is so much prettier imo. I know James tends to be a long-term relationship guy, but I think that this might be one chck that doesn’t last. I would actually love to see James back with Marla Sokoloff. She is freaking adorable lol.

  24. Natalie says:

    Why the hate on James? The punishment does not fit the crime. One bad night on stage! Big deal! Get over it!!!!

  25. jinni says:

    #20 Her name is pronounced like the name Agnes and her real name is Laura Hollis. Apparently, she changed it to get more attention for as a model.

  26. seal team 6 says:

    I swear I thought she was gay.

  27. lrm says:

    @Mike-that is hilarious!!!!
    I laughed out loud…thanks!

  28. Onyx XV says:

    @ fabgrrl: You have educated me. I always assumed she was Welsh or something, and that the spelling of her name was inflicted upon her. I had no idea she made that ugly shiz up! Fake, fake, fake.

    And she looks like a boy.

  29. Ally says:

    She has a striking face — but so striking that I never notice what she’s wearing. Kind of a problem for a model. I wish her 15 minutes would be up already.

  30. ZenB!tch says:

    She looks like a man but I still don’t get what she sees in him. He’s short, ugly and has yellow teeth.

  31. Sharri says:

    Cant the man date who he wants, seriously. It is his life. How do you know this was his jumpoff or is that speculation. Leave him alone he is hot and smart. How often do you get that from Hollywood?

  32. Tara says:

    @lucy2 – rotflllllll! So true!

    Oh nos! A crapstar dumps his LTR for a model. That never happens. Sigh. And the sad part is if you were to put a suit on the girl she and Franco could pass for brothers.

  33. NC_Gal says:

    There is this little hippy-dippy school near here that has become a “Little Ivy” for everything green and sustainable and related to petting free-range goats. Anyway, Franco is earning a degree from there and comes into town a couple of times a year to ooze over staff and administration and do a little contra dancing and probably bang the cutest new hippy hipster coed. He is really annoying.