Did Nicholas Hoult dump Jennifer Lawrence over her ‘exploded ego’?

Jennifer Lawrence

On Friday morning, Kaiser sent me this Page Six story about a possible breakup between Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult. The story seemed possible. Nick and JLaw broke up previously in January 2013 and got back together six months later.

Page Six says that Nick “looked cozy” with Elvis’ granddaughter, Riley Keough, at a party. The source points out that he was also flirting with a bunch of other girls too. I didn’t really buy Nick and Riley as a new thing because they’ve been spotted hanging together before as friends (and Mad Max: Fury Road co-stars). Lainey also points out that Riley was recently papped with her stuntman boyfriend. I doubt Riley wants to gain a rep for scooping up A-listers’ exes on the fly. Remember how she hooked up with Sparkles after one of his breakups with Kristen Stewart?

Stories are still swirling, and I will concede that perhaps JLaw and Nick are off again. There’s a new exclusive from MSN that says they are definitely broken up, but I’m not sure how accurate the tale is. Nick allegedly dumped Jennifer because he’s had enough of her “exploded ego” and love of fame:

The Hollywood rumour mill went into overdrive last week as it was reported that Nicholas Hoult was spotted cosying up to Riley Keough at No.8′s Philo Prom party in New York City.

It sparked endless speculation about his relationship status with long term girlfriend Jennifer Lawrence. Were they or weren’t they together?

Well, TheFIX can reveal that not only have they split but it’s down to J-Laws “exploded ego” and obsession with the tinseltown scene.

“Jen is still desperately trying to get back with Nicholas after he broke up with her,” says our source. “They’re still talking but Nicholas is moving on. He hates how in love with fame Jen is, and he told her he hates dating an A-list actress.

“That was the most hurtful to Jen because she’s worked so hard for her achievements and she’s so proud of her career. But Nic wants a more low-key girlfriend and Riley fits the bill.”

Since the couple got together in 2011, 23-year-old Jen’s career has gone from strength to strength, cementing herself firmly in the Hollywood elite. But it’s no secret that Nicholas, 24, shuns the limelight, opting to predominantly live in the UK rather than in LA.

And it’s caused tensions between the pair before, with them splitting in 2012, only to reignite the romance during filming of X-Men: Days of Future Past last year.

The source adds: “Riley is into acting in indies and not playing the fame game. She also spends a huge amount of time in the UK because her mom Lisa Marie Presley lives there.

“Nic dated Riley when he and Jen were on their last break too and he is ready to give their relationship a shot.”

[From MSN's The Fix blog]

Hahaha. Jennifer is in love with fame? Nope. We haven’t seen her for months other than a brief, contractually obligated Dior appearance. She’s not trolling social media with selfies. She can’t stand being papped, and her co-stars say success will never faze her. Even Nick (during their last breakup) said that JLaw deserves every award and role handed her way.

If Nick and JLaw are on a break, it’s not because Jennifer has grown into an egotistical, career flaunting monster. There was a weird story about a month ago in the gossip section of the Enquirer. Mike Walker wrote that JLaw was insecure in the relationship. She wouldn’t tell Nick when she planned to visit him on the set of Equals (his project with Kristen Stewart). She wanted to surprise him, and he took it as a sign of distrust. I can see why Nick would be annoyed by that, but again, who knows if any of these stories are true.

Since we’re talking about JLaw, the newest Mockingjay teaser surfaced at ComicCon. If you want to stare at the back of Katniss’ head, give it a a whirl.

Nicholas Hoult

Riley Keough

Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News, Fame/Flynet & WENN

 

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  1. original kay says:

    I don’t think she is in love with fame either.

    My vote, and it’s biased because I just cannot with this girl, is she was too much of everything and he just got tired of dealing with her.
    She’s a mess in public, and the look on his face while she shoots the bird at the paps says it all.
    He is so over her and her antics.

    I am probably projecting. I like Nick and hope he dumped her.

  2. Jules says:

    At least she isn’t going around talking about sunning her vag…………

  3. Abbott says:

    That source really talked Riley Keough up. Huh.

    Digging the Mockingjay teaser, but Julianne looks a lot like Meryl’s character in The Giver.

  4. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Jennifer is talented but she’s always struck me as really immature in a lot of ways. I think that pic of her giving the paps the middle finger and Nick trying to push her hand down says it all.

    I don’t think she trolls for fame but the fact remains that her career is really hot right now and she will bring a LOT of attention to any actor that she dates. For some actors, that would be great for their career, but Holt doesn’t strike me as the type that would be into a showmance.

    • FLORC says:

      I wondered that. I don’t think we have enough insider information to know. Much like Cuoco and Cavill we had it all wrong. Cuoco was the fame hungry 1 playing it low key. I won’t be shocked if Hoult is doing the same.

    • als says:

      I think JLaw is a natural born entertainer, as in if you give her a 9 to 5 job she will still pull a ‘rape scream’ or something else in the middle of a crowd.
      One of my co-workers is similar to this, she’s fun but in constant need of parenting and support. And it never ends, not even with age. An acting career would do her good.
      JLaw would have had the same personality with or without the fame and success. She’ll never need the paps, she already has a very select audience – the Hollywood elite.
      And the men that will last with her are those that will dedicate every single moment to her care and love – it has nothing to do with her star quality. Hoult seems pretty determined in building a career for himself.

      • Faith says:

        Except with acting you have to have a super thick skin and there isn’t much parenting and support in general you very rarely get told how good you are by your peers you turn up do your job and if you do it right no one will tell you because your doing your job its only when your fucking up someone will tell you. If your lucky you might find your way into getting a mentor otherwise your kind of on your own. Hollywood is not the same as the rest of the acting work.

      • als says:

        I agree Faith, that’s why not all people that have these naturally entertaining personalities become actors or at least Hollywood actors. However, if they don’t use these attributes in their careers, they will still use them in their personal and social life. JLaw has made the most of it, by pulling it off in the right work field.
        I have no doubt Hollywood is hard, but this girl broke out at 20 with heavy people supporting her, I am not sure if she fits the script you presented above – not to blame her, she is hard working I am sure, but her ascension was very fast.

      • Lucinda says:

        She definitely strikes me as one of those people who is always “on” and they can be exhausting. I am a big fan of hers but I can see how being in a relationship wit hher would be tough. I don’t think she needs people constantly telling her how great she is. Faith is right that you need a thick skin and I think she has that. However, she does need an audience. She is always performing and that can read fake sometimes. It isn’t. I think she is just always looking for a laugh.

      • kri says:

        @als-I got tired just reading that. I think I would want to put her in time Out after 20 minutes with her. She reminds me of Robin Williams or something.

    • SpookySpooks says:

      She doesn’t need to troll fame because she’s super successful, I wonder if she wouldn’t call the paps or instagram photos if she wasn’t that famous, She does strike me as someone who loves attention AT ALL TIMES.

  5. Kiddo says:

    Meh. Whether true or not, she has plenty of time to find a different guy or many different guys. It’s not the end of the world.

    • Chris says:

      Agreed. If he can’t handle her fame and success (if that’s really the deal here), then go find a man who can. Let this one go.

    • Maria says:

      do you think any decent man really wants to put up with everything that comes with dating an actress? i doubt it very much. the chance that she will find someone decent is very slim and that he will stick around even slimmer.

      furthermore she will never know why the guys date her. Nick was there before she was this superstar.

      personally im totally on the dont-complain-if-a-partner-doesnt-want-to-be-superfamous-train. if you want to date and be happy in a relationship drop your acting. those Oscars wont make you happy in the long run and are meaningless things anyway.
      it is probably the most dangerous profession for any relationship and if you put that before other people, alright but then dont complain that you cant find a man or use this “men are intimidated” excuse which is just the female version of “im too nice thats why women dont date me”.

      you’ll have to make a choice, fame or love, both does not work.

      • Kiddo says:

        I’m not one for fame, but I think it’s hyperbolic to say that a woman has to drop her acting career to ever find love.

      • Esti says:

        Totally agree, Kiddo. Especially since no one says that about male actors. RDJ has enormous demons and seems like kind of an exhausting person, but he found a wife who is happy to support him and frankly play babysitter (re: his bad habits) a lot of the time. There’s no reason that JLaw can’t find a nice guy who’s happy to be the quieter, non-famous one in the couple (if that is in fact what she wants/what the problem was here).

      • Maria says:

        why does it always come down to those speech codes? i never mentioned a gender in specific, i talked about actors and fame.

        it is not about success, i specifically talk about fame and being an actor. it is not comparable to being a CEO. CEOs dont have constant rumours of cheating, are not always making out with people they are attracted to, are not totally flirty with their co stars and dont run have hundreds of thousands of admirers who want in their pants. you are basically vountarily indulging into everything that will lead to a break up. why do you think so many of those hollywood people are cheating? because they put themselves into situations where its almost impossible to resist.
        acting is an extremly egoistical profession, you cant expect people to give up themselves only to be your partner.

        to me it is simple: if you are an actor you can not expect to have a real relationship. again gender neutral.

      • Kiddo says:

        Speech codes? There are people who have had long term relationships in Hollywood. In the general populace, relationships and marriages come and go. It may be more difficult in Hollywood, but it’s absurd to say that someone should have to give up something that they love doing, that is a part of them, to find someone else. It’s ridiculous.

        Your quote: you cant expect people to give up themselves only to be your partner., but that is precisely what YOU are saying; that they should give up acting.

      • minime says:

        @ Maria

        I can agree with some of your points, but here both are actors, so I guess that is the part that is a bit puzzling in what you wrote. She is more famous than he is, but he is pretty famous on his own. In your line of thought they should be perfect for each other since they both have the same profession and they met before all the big hype (although he is a child-star, so that might be difficult to say). Why are you then directing this at her, the woman, is the question.

      • Kiddo says:

        This was very gender specific: “do you think any decent man really wants to put up with everything that comes with dating an actress?”, without touching upon the other elements.

      • Maria says:

        that part is obviously about Jennifers case. the part where i say you should drop acting is gender neutral. only people who really want to see some misogyny will see it. thats what i was refering to with “speech codes”. if you wear you ideological glasses you will obviously always see what you want to see.
        why dont you call out the people who think men cant deal with succesful women? do you accept that sexist stereotype?

        it is not the same. actors basically need spouses who give up their entire lives for them and when they break up they will have to deal with it for the rest of their lives, every google search will bring it up. you can drop acting and work a real job. if they are so interested in only acting why does, in this case, jennifer have fashion contracts and stars in X-men, no offense but thats hardly something someone who wants to express themselves would want to do. its because she likes the fame and money.

        it is way less to expect someone to give up acting and expecting someone to give up their self worth and esteem just so Mr or Mrs Hollywood can make out with hot co stars they chose themselves. compare it to prostitution. of course you dont need to give it up if someone asks, but its very understandable that people wont want to put up with that. i find it way more logical to give up the thing thats between you and other people than expect people to just accept it.

        all im saying is: that particular job brings so much fallout for the people around you with it that i think you must be a bad person to continue working in it. if choose money and fame over people and love than you can not expect that someone else accepts that.

        i dont see people getting backlash when they advise celebs to drop acting if they complain about paps, they are also part of it.

        personally i wouldnt feel good if i would destroy my partners life because newspapers make up an affair with a co star.
        or look at Emma Watson, she says she only wants to date non famous men. but all of them had parts of their private life in the media (one picture with “white powder” and another had his family history all over the papers and thats obviously because of her. she expects people to put up with that, people that cant possibly know what fallout comes with being with a celeb like her. she doesnt realize that by choosing to date people who are not in the industry she brings havoc into their lives. it would be smarter to date someone who knows how it is, only the can make an educated decision about dating an actor. fame will crush the people around you. its a beast. so i dont think its too much to ask to make some millions and then get out of it if you want to have a meaningful relationship, that obviously also goes for men, too. though women tend to put up more with being cheated on and giving themselves up in a relationship, luckily that is changing.

      • Kiddo says:

        This is a story that she, herself, didn’t generate in an interview, so the actors complaining about paps is a false equivalence. She made no public statement lamenting her dating situation. Not liking all attention that comes with the territory of fame is very different than saying you should accept that you’ll never find love because you are famous.

        You may not have intended it, but your initial quote was very gender specific, so let’s not try to make it as though people are pearl clutching and imagining something that wasn’t there, as in ‘speech codes’. That’s insulting to everyone’s intelligence. You were deflecting blame from your initial statement onto others. You may have expounded differently in your second comment clarifying what you intended, which is fine, but the first was directed at actresses.

        Everything you do in life comes with sacrifice. It depends to what degree you are willing to do so and in what element of your life. Some people who are not famous enjoy serial monogamy, so those who are famous may do the same, only with more perks. She is still pretty young. Coming to grips with fame and being pumped up can of course make people un-grounded. They can remain that way forever, or they can mature and recognize that the groundswell of praise is as unrealistic and destructive as the worst of the criticisms. Being humbled in life by events beyond your control can often be a blessing, and no one knows what tomorrow brings.

        Again, I am not a fan of personal fame, but that has to do with my inherent personality. But I have had situations where everything has been devoted to work.

        You love someone for the whole of that person, taking away something that is a passion and part of them is killing the person who you found that you were in love with in the first place. Is it difficult in that profession? Sure, it is. Impossible?
        Of course not.

      • Elle Kaye says:

        @Maria…”do you think any decent man really wants to put up with everything that comes with dating an actress?” It is a job that she performs, are you really saying an actress doesn’t deserve a “decent man” because of how she makes her living? What of the doctors who work late hours, or the real estate agent who works ALL hours? The military personell who can be gone six months at a time? Do they not deserve someone “decent?” Or is it an issue with actresses?

        They are all jobs. Sacrifices are made. Men make them. Women make them. Significant others are willing to make them for the sake of love and family. If a person does not want to make them for themself or for someone else, then it wasn’t the right fit. It is no more complicated than that.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        You’ve gotta admit, “do you think any decent man really wants to put up with everything that comes with dating an actress?” comes across like “end your career so you will be a good little wifey”.

        Even if that is not how you meant it, that is how it reads.

      • CC says:

        It also reads a bit like:

        “this is only a problem if the actress is the more accomplished person in the couple”.

        All those women married to famous actors (and men in other professions with demanding jobs) are playing second fiddle to their man’s careers, so, should they leave as well?

        While I’m not a JLaw stan, I say she’s too good for him if he’s getting bitten by the jealousy bug over her being far more relevant than he is and if he broke things off over that.

        Oh and if you think CEO’s don’t cheat, you’re a bit out of touch with reality. They cheat…and a lot. They have power, money, and a job where they can make all sorts of work excuses to cover up get-togethers with their sidepieces.

      • Kiddo says:

        @CC, Same here, not a huge fan. She can be entertaining at times and she can be irritating at others, but she’s been away for awhile, so she’s not overexposed. The ‘wearing on you’ part has been somewhat mitigated.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I agree.

      They are young, so dating and breaking up doesn’t really need a dramatic reason. She hasn’t been papped that much recently, so I’d think if it was the fame thing it would have blown up around a time when she was doing more work. She has been very under the radar so far in 2014.

  6. Diana says:

    I think she can do better, tbh. He just seems kind of blah, kind of there, not too interesting.

  7. bns says:

    Of course she’s in love with fame. All celebrities are in love with fame.

  8. eliza says:

    I do not believe Lawrence has an exploded ego.

    I have never particularly liked Riley Keough. I have seen a few of her movies and think she is a terrible actress.

    She always seems conveniently waiting in the wings of troubled romances of the more high profile young actors. I think she is thirsty for fame.

    She could be a lovely girl and I am all wrong about her (not her acting though. She is baaaaaad.) but those are my impressions.

    • Liv says:

      So funny how they try to picture Riley as the girl who does indies because she wants to. As if she wouldn’t do blockbusters if she could! ;-)

      I, too, doubt that Hoult left her because of her ego. He said recently that fame didn’t change her and that she deserves everything. If he really thinks that she brought attention and media to his life then he’s stupid. He’s not a superstar, but he’s famous on his own and every relationship with a someone also famous will bring him attention.

    • CC says:

      Riley, like that Dakota Johnson chick, and any actor/actress who’s is HWood solely to mummy or daddy, without actually having any discernible talent, well….let’s call them the Legacy crew. The George W. Bushes of the acting world.

      At least they can’t (read:won’t) run for POTUS.

  9. Zee says:

    I think he and Riley are just friends. That said he looked so annoyed by the paps whenever he was seen with her and never seemed comfortable with fame (or being known as JLaw’s bf)…IHe doesn’t strike me as egotistical, but more the type that would rather be unknown than known as someone’s bf

    • mimi says:

      Nicholas and Riley have been friends for at least two years. They both went to Kristen Stewart’s birthday party together two years ago when Kristen and Rob were still a couple. There were a ton of pap pics from that night that included some of Rob and Kristen getting into the back seat of the car Riley and Nicholas were in. I can’t believe some people are STILL insisting Rob and Riley hooked up right after his split from Kristen when Riley, her PR person and even Riley’s mom, Lisa Marie Presley have all denied it publicly. Lisa Marie was on Andy Cohen’s tv show and said there was no truth to the hook up rumors and that Riley and Kristen have been very close friends for years and still are.

      I also don’t believe Jennifer Lawrence has a massive ego that is to blame for their recent breakup. I don’t think Jennifer or Nicholas are fame hungry…quite the opposite actually. You never see them hanging out at famewhoreish places like the Chateau Marmont or Roosevelt Hotel where paps and desperate Z-listers are always present. I think alot of these silly rumors get started and end up growing legs when people on twitter state speculation or personal opinion as fact. Gossip sites and tabloids pick up on them and write stories without any proof or evidence to back up these allegations. I’ve even seen malicious people purposely spread lies about certain celebs all over social media. It’s too easy these days for rumors based on zero facts to get mileage all over the internet when nobody is checking out these so called “insider” sources.

  10. TuesdaysChild says:

    Or they just outgrew each other and the relationship. Happens all the time, especially at that age. There doesn’t always have to be an explosive backstory to a breakup.

  11. Wilma says:

    it annoys me that people apparently can’t be friends with someone without speculations. If they break up, it’s probably because of logistics. That must be hard to deal with when you’re an actor in a relationship with another actor. Jennifer Lawrence knows how to disappear between movies and seems to value a certain amount of normalcy in her life, so I don’t buy that as a reason. She also always had this personality, so that probably isn’t the thing either.

  12. Talie says:

    If anyone was insecure, I think it was very clearly him. The first oscar nomination was one thing, but then two more, plus a win, plus major box office success… well, that will put a dent in a relationship.

  13. Ashley says:

    I mean I have a friend who works in the industry who says that she does have a big ego. And I mean you can hate the paps and not troll the internet with selfies that doesn’t mean your not egotistical. Every actor at their core is narcissistic some manifest it better than others. And for her costars would you honestly expect them to say she’s an egomaniacal narcissistic bitch…no. Plus right now people still love her wait until the public has had “enough” of her and you’ll see al these stories about her come out the woodwork.

    • Val says:

      She actually reminds me of someone I know: this girl is very entertaining, fun to be around, always making jokes, making a fool of herself, throwing herself around…. for attention. Always, always the attention has to be on her. And she always acts like it’s nothing, she doesn’t take herself too seriously, makes people laugh…. but the bottom line is, she always has to be the centre of attention.
      It’s incredibly obnoxious and exhausting. Also egotistical, obviously. But people fall for it, because she’s fun to them.

    • Jules says:

      @Ashley: I have a friend who works in the industry as well (we went to school together and now she works for a Publicist) anyway, she has met Jennifer Lawrence on several occasions and says the exact opposite….in fact, her exact quote was “with Jennifer Lawrence, what you see is what you get, she’s very down to earth, friendly and has a great reputation in Hollywood for being very easy to work with”.

      So, there you go. Krissy (my friend) did say that Lawrence is extremely confident, maybe some people mistake that for a big ego?…I don’t know. I really do think that it’s Hoult who is insecure or jealous, maybe?…of Lawrence’s success. It’s why I don’t buy the whole…he’s not into fame…really?…then why get into the business and lobby hard for a big part in Mad Max, Equals, Young Ones. Kill Your Friends?…etc.,

      • Ashley says:

        My friend has had more of a day to day basis and she has seen everything. The good and the ugly. Plus being egotistical and narcissistic doesn’t necessarily mean that your out right mean. Some people reserve that side of them for a select few, while everyone else sees the rainbow and sunshine. I mean it’s not like it’s difficult to be nice to person when your out knowing that people see you as this celebrity.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I have a friend in the industry as well (she was in production and is now in casting.) She has nothing but nice things to say about BOTH Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult.

    • Maria says:

      and i have a friend in the industry who says that your friend doesnt exist.

    • grimmsfairytale says:

      I LOVE stories from PAs.
      Can you dish?

    • Happyhat says:

      I have no friends in the industry :-(

      I imagine most stars can be a bit of everything, depending on who they’re talking to, what their day has been like, how their career’s going etc…

      One person could work with someone and have an awful experience, another could say that that person was the nicest person on the planet.

      I’m sure there are people out there who have had nothing but pleasant experiences with Katherine Heigl.

  14. vikw says:

    He always striked me as insecure tbh and that he couldn’t handle that jlaw was above him in a lot of ways. Plus i always found it weird that jlaw can go weeks and months without being papped but every time they are together somehow the paps always find them.

  15. Anname says:

    Just to make it interesting, Rob should get together with Jennifer, and Nicholas should get together with Kristen? There would be some great gossip there…..

  16. whatsmyname? says:

    This sounds like BS. And oh they are really talking up Riley aren’t they? What’s up with that chick anyways? It’s like she is always conveniently waiting around for people to break up to then get talked up in gossip stories… or she is just at the right place at the right time.

    I’m excited for MJ, I like the teaser. When is the trailer coming out?

  17. pwal says:

    Anyone suspect that Lainey’s Her Only Challenge riddle is about Lawrence? Given Lainey use of ‘game’ in the riddle, I’m suspicious.

    Mind you, she seems really young to have children.

  18. Jules says:

    Riley Keough has a boyfriend, and Page Six neglected to mention that he was there at the club alongside both Hoult and Keough…there are pics of all three on her instagram. Hoult and Keough are friends, that’s it and that’s all. As far as Lawrence being fame hungry…HA!…yeah, right. I agree with Bedhead, it’s bullshit. Personally, I think Lawrence can do better than Hoult I mean, he’s just so blah and think he’s intimidated by her success. I like Jennifer Lawrence…Hoult is just, eh, okay.

    • Right says:

      This exactly why this break up story is hard to believe.All those stories are talk about a romance between Riley and Nick but the fact she has a boyfriend who was with them totally discredict all this BS. Not even Page six confirm the break up just that they were having problem so who knows. The media tried to hook up Jen with a lot of people while she was still dating Nick and they were all bs.

  19. pleaseicu says:

    I think this is kind of their thing. When they’re working together and have time to be together things are good and easy and they’re all loved up.

    But they’re just not invested enough to make it work when their schedules get busy and they’re separated due to work commitments for extended lengths of time. So they break up.

    When it comes time to shoot the next X-Men film and they have months to be together shooting and the promise of extended time together during promo, they’ll probably get back together again. Then six months after that’s over, they’ll break-up again.

  20. Courtney says:

    So far, this is all speculation (with a few haters who obviously have to put in their two cents, of course). I call total BS on this article! Jen obviously values her private life and normalcy. She said herself she doesn’t like going to parties or social scenes, of course those monsters of the paparazzi drive her nuts, and she still seems to me a nice, gracious actress. I think they might be going through a bit of a rough patch which–guess what?–happens with ALL relationships, not just the rich and famous!

  21. LilyT says:

    Aww, tis a shame. Now his ego will “exlplode” all over Riley Keough.

  22. Kat says:

    She can be annoying but one thing she doesn’t seem like is into the “hollywood scene” or fame. She is hardly ever papped and for being such a big thing thats obviously her own choice. As much lesser stars gets papped a lot more than her, it really tells you a lot. Hell even someone smart and intelligent like Lupita Nyongo seems more into the hollywood scene then her in terms of attending all kinds of events and her presence in social media. That said Jennifer seems like a huge personality and that can be exhausting to be around. Also with her massive success i can imagine the relationship revolves around her needs as it often is when one person is a lot more successful than the other. There has also been articles in the past that he is uncomfortable and insecure about her success and fame so i bet its not all down to her being a pain in the ass.

  23. Fan says:

    It’s not her ego. They just grew apart. Facts of life.

  24. Amy says:

    Any report that talk about a relationship between Nick and Riley is obviously BS because she not only has a boyfriend but also she met on set of Mad Max and she recently moved in with him and got a dog. This is all over her instagram so Nick doesn’t have anything with her and i doubt he had before either. She was with Alex Pettyfer before but i’m not sure if he and jennifer still together. I think they are broken up and is hard to miss the fact that the Page six story was out one day before his trailer debut at comic con so i don’t believe its coincidence.

  25. Leaflet says:

    Meh, it’s the inevitable split that occurs when one member of a celeb couple gains way more fame than their lesser known significant other. I actually don’t know of any work Nick has done, only the fame from being with JLaw. Yeah, but this sort of thing just sort of happens. It happened with Tom Hiddleston and Susannah Fielding as well.

  26. mkyarwood says:

    He could have been annoyed by the surprise if there was something to hide (or even the thought of something) — but I hate surprises myself. A lot. So if she knew that about him it could be extra annoying.

  27. Dasny says:

    Isn’t funny how those stories started coming right before Mockingjay and Mad Max Fury Road trailer are release? talk about timing.

  28. Sam says:

    I think he had high hopes a couple of years ago for his movie Jack the Giant something, it turned out to be horrible and him having zero charisma on screen, when his fame didn’t happen, he couldn’t handle hers and they broke up. I’m hearing rumors that his part in the new Mad Max has been cut much shorter and maybe he again has to face her having it all, success, charisma, and he can’t handle it.
    As for his shying away from the limelight, it’s bull, he would not have taken a lead role in a potential blockbuster if he wanted to stay under the radar. His blockbuster just turned out to be a dud.

    • Chantal says:

      Jack bombed but i don’t think got to him much. The movie had bigger names. He have a interesting and important role on the new Mad Max movie and by the early reviews from the preview shown at comic con he is amazing in it and he also has some interesting indies coming up. No he isn’t a star and i don’t think he ever will but he is an interesting actor and has room to grow. He has 7 movies coming up 2014/2015 so you will be hearing a lot more about him maybe thats why they break up. He wants people talking about his work not relationship.

  29. RN says:

    Once again, we have that double standard, where the woman is supposed to be “less than” in order to make the man comfortable. Screw that. Rarely is a man in his twenties described as too ambitious, yet it continues to happen to women. Let her reap the benefits of her hard work and find a partner who is secure enough in his own right. She shouldn’t have to dumb herself down to attract a partner.

  30. Lydia says:

    His career sucks.
    Hers is amazing and shows no signs of stopping. They were doomed from the beginning.
    I don’t see her ending up with another actor, or at least one who isn’t as successful as she is. She’ll marry a director or producer type (a successful one) or someone completely outside the business.

    • Godwina says:

      This. Like I said below, it screams of Chad-Lowe levels of resentment. And I don’t mean that in a judgey way–it can’t be easy on the Chad Lowes of the world. It has to be really awful and hard and it takes a certain kind of rare person to deal with that longterm.

  31. Hannah says:

    It’s my understanding they are together and engaged.

  32. Godwina says:

    This kind of has a Chad Lowe/Hilary Swank vibe, to me.

  33. moon says:

    Fame isn’t just about being papped. Maybe they meant fame as in JLaw only wants to hang out with high powered hollywood types and big meetings.

  34. Sass back says:

    I totally believe she’s in love with fame. Her fakey hatred of paps is just part of the Jennifer Lawrence image. Like all her fake falls on the red carpet. Her down to earth real girl farts and has sex toys bullshit I’m sure is real on some level but she plays it up to such a degree that I can believe it annoyed the shit out of her boyfriend. She likes attention and adoration, I’m surprised her obnoxious shtick didn’t wear him down enough the first time.

    • Jules says:

      Yeah…right. In other words, what utter bullshit. Lawrence isn’t in love with fame…she’s a born entertainer but that’s not the same as someone who is in love with fame. I have a feeling that whoever wrote the above article for The Fix just spun it this way so that Hoult wouldn’t appear like a douche for openly flirting with other women when he’s supposed to be in a serious relationship with Jennifer Lawrence.

      I agree with the Chad Lowe/Hillary Swank comparison and truly believe that Hoult is intimidated by how successful Jennifer Lawrence is.

  35. Tabbygal says:

    She’s an OK actress with an annoying personality. They’re ALL fame hungry – no matter how ‘normal’ or balanced they appear to be – that’s why they’re in the game! Inside all of them is a little monster screaming “look at me, look at me!” and that little monster has to be fed.

  36. Daisy says:

    HA!…”exploding ego”????. Christ, no one believes this story from The Fix (LOL!). I think it’s a simple case of Hoult feeling insecure about being better known as the boyfriend of Jennifer Lawrence.

    Now, he’s known as the cheating, dickhead ex-boyfriend of Jennifer Lawrence who also has zero charisma as an actor.

  37. Gypsy says:

    I very much doubt this story, but I do think that eventually they WILL breakup because Jennifer is a very edgy “wild-child” kind of person and he’s not.
    I think she will surprise a lot of people how edgy she will become in her future relationships.