Pack it in you guys. True love is canceled! Every cute couple in Hollywood is breaking up. Yesterday it was Michelle Williams and Jason Segel, and now Us Weekly provides us with the double whammy – Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen are over too. BOO. Rachel and Michael have been together since the Toronto Film Festival in 2010 – that was when they were first seen together, looking couple-y, although they had worked together on Midnight In Paris months earlier. And now they’re over!
Rachel McAdams is back on the market. The actress has ended her real-life romance with Midnight in Paris costar Michael Sheen, a source confirms to Us Weekly. McAdams, 34, and Sheen, 44, took their romance public in October 2010 after meeting on the naturally romantic set of Woody Allen’s film.
“Michael and I didn’t get together while we were filming Midnight in Paris, which I feel strongly about not doing when I’m working. We became quite good friends, which I think is a great way to start,” McAdams told The Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine in January 2012. “I felt very blessed to have made a Woody Allen film in Paris together.”
The Vow actress also shared that her most important relationship is good communication. “You need to trust each other and be able to talk to each other and be best friends.”
During her relationship with the British actor, McAdams remained steadfastly devoted to making it work. “Michael and I never spend more than three weeks apart — we rack up a lot of air miles — but you have to be quite adaptable in this business whether you are in a relationship or not,” she told Stella.
The Canadian star’s last serious relationship prior to Sheen was with her Notebook costar Ryan Gosling. The two began dating in 2005 and were briefly engaged, but called it off in 2007. Sheen had an eight-year relationship with actress Kate Beckinsale from 1995 until 2003; the two share daughter Lily, 14.
Here’s my take/opinion: Michael has an almost pathological resistance to marriage (Kate Beckinsale always said he flat-out refused to marry her), and Rachel is the kind of woman who wants a relationship to follow a traditional course – romance, dating, then marriage. My take is that Rachel got sick of waiting for the ring and she realized he was never going to propose, so she ended things. Maybe that’s not what happened… but it’s my take.
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