Jennifer Lawrence & Nick Hoult split as he talks chemistry with Kristen Stewart

A week has passed since we first heard rumors that Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult had called it quits. Some sources said that Nick had leapt into the arms of Riley Keough, which seemed unlikely. Nick and Riley are friends and co-stars, and they’ve been papped together on other occasions. They looked like buddies, not romantic partners. Other reports claimed that Nick had dumped JLaw over her “exploded ego,” love of fame, and other unbelievable reasons. Rumors continued to circle, and now E! Online has received exclusive information about a definite split. JLaw and Nick are officially over, again:

Say it ain’t so!

E! News has exclusively learned that Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult have broken up.

A source tells us that the split between the two “was very amicable” and explains that their successful careers made it hard on their relationship.

“They spent a lot of time apart because of work, and it was difficult on their relationship,” the insider added.

The famous duo rekindled their romance back in the summer of 2013, after splitting for a few months.

[From E! Online]

Us Weekly confirms the news. Their source says “difficult schedules” are to blame: “They just weren’t together a lot, her life is a whirlwind.” This is sad news because it sounds like these two tried to make it work (although I roll my eyes at every “amicable” declaration). JLaw recently told Marie Claire that she and Nick “mutually ignore each other” when they’re both busy. They were last seen in April after a London dinner with Tom Ford. She’s been travelling the globe ever since for Mockingjay reshoots, Dior appearances, and other work-related business. Nick has irons in the fire, but he’s not nearly as busy as she is.

I don’t know how well “mutually ignor[ing]” works when one half of the couple is busier than the other. Nick will never shoot into the stratosphere like JLaw has. She’s A-list, and Nick is maybe B-list (in England). Maybe they’ll always hook up when they work on X-Men movies together. For the moment, JLaw and Nick are no more. He’s preparing to shoot Equals with Kristen Stewart. That should be interesting, right? He’s newly single, and she’s been flying solo too. KStew and Nick are both in Tokyo right now. They did a joint press conference about their on-set chemistry. Nick says Kristen is “a great actress.” Kristen says she’s “not afraid of ‘feels’.” They grabbed sushi together earlier this week. Let the good times roll.

Kristen Stewart

Jennifer Lawrence

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    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Right? Never happens.

    • Mmhmm says:

      A freaking MEN. Anywho, I really do believe that they are just both too busy. Tried to make it work, but it didn’t. I highly doubt it’s from ‘exploding ego’ or whatever…he would’ve broke up with her a long time ago if that was the case (huge Lawrence and Noult fan here, too bad they couldn’t make it work)

    • bettyrose says:

      ^ pretty much all that needs to be said on this topic. No scandal happening here.

      • FLORC says:

        With you all on this. There’s no huge scandal here. They’re young, busy. Maybe some envy or jealousy played a role here, but not enough to hit the hollywood scandal scale.
        Had there been a variation of minicoopering this would be news. Instead it’s just normal.

        To assume it’s more is reaching for something to get petty over.

      • bettyrose says:

        I take it back. After reflecting on the recent Duggar thread, I realize that Jen is now a 24 year old spinster. And not even a virgin. All she has left is her career, fortune, and beauty. Poor girl.

      • Sunny says:

        I agree. They both seem lovely(although JLaw sometimes seems like her energy can be exhausting).
        Given their youth and the industry it must be incredibly hard to make it work. And it seems to me when they were on set, together all the time it was easier to ignore her level of stardom. With all the hype on mocking jay and her constant travel it probably was too much.

    • Zee says:

      Yep. I like Nicholas and Jen, and the break up line about age and schedules makes sense. Not everything has to be some drama about her ego or him being insecure

    • ctkat1 says:

      Exactly. This happened before- they hooked up on set of first X-Men, tried to keep it going in the year after, and then broke up because they didn’t spend any time together. Then they hooked back up on the set of the second X-Men, tried to keep it going in the year after, and then broke up for the same reason.
      It’s actually the right decision- they’re both too young to make career sacrifices for a relationship, given that their particular career prioritizes youth, especially for women. At a certain point, she’ll have to make the “career vs. family” choice, but not at 24!

  1. Hissyfit says:

    I could also see her being very annoying and overly immature as a reason for their split. But that being said, she’s very famous, I’m sure she’ll have no problem replacing him.

    • Kcarp says:

      Right! Her awe shucks I fall down a lot blah blah. Then 10 minutes later flip off cameras who have the nerve to take a pic

      • Jules says:

        The thing is, it was only with Hoult that Lawrence ever did that because she knew he was bothered by it, the paps attention, etc. However, and this is the crazy part, the rumor is that it was Hoult’s team that called the paps during their time in London and Paris without Lawrence’s knowledge. I read that on ONTD…so who knows.

      • Liz says:

        I really doubt it’s extra pap attention that’s caused them to split as they both seem to incredibly keen to keep a very low profile.
        It’s far more likely to be that there both in there early twenties and have been dating on and off for years while working in a industry that is probably not great for relationships.

    • Meme says:

      I agree. Her aw shucks schtick is so annoying.

      • Jules says:

        @ Meme: I don’t believe that it’s an act…simply because that would be hard to keep churning out if it wasn’t her real personality if you take a look at her interviews around the time Winters Bone came out, there’s no difference.

        Hoult himself said that as well, that he noticed no change in her…and apparently, her rep in Hollywood is excellent, which is why the whole “exploding ego” thing was laughable. I remember an interview that Amy Adams gave where she said that with Lawrence, what you see is what you get…that’s her personality, not an act, though it may be fine for some people and not others, but still, not an act.

      • Maria says:

        not saying she has changed as i dont know, but co workers and her current or ex boyfriend will hardly say that she is hell to work or live with. if Nicolas saw a change that he didnt like he would adress it in private and not in an interview. as it should be.

        both work in an industry that dooms every relationship you have. both know that. they cant complain as long as they are working in the relationship killer hollywood.

    • Vic says:

      I could see her as very tiring to be around.

  2. PunkyMomma says:

    JLaw has some killer legs. That’s all I got.

  3. Gretchen says:

    On a completely unrelated note, I’m kinda intrigued by Stewart’s Guernica tattoo.

  4. Vesta says:

    I’m all for recycling. KStew should hook up with Hoult and JLaw with Sparkles.

  5. Call Me Al says:

    Now she and BCoop can get together! Sorry, I can’t let it go.

  6. Jules says:

    I think that Hoult saying that Stewart is a “great actress” is the best acting he’s ever done. Anyway, there’s something very contrived about the whole “possible new couple” alert…the sushi dinner also involved members of the production yet it was only Hoult and Stewart that were mentioned, photographed.

    It’s promotion for the film…the showmance will be played up by the tabloids at least until Hoult starts filming X-Men Apocalypse with Jennifer Lawrence, with whom he will resume his real relationship with…again.

    • Olivia says:

      You may not like kristen or her acting butKristen gets good reviews for most of her films, especially the indies.

      I bet Jennifer and Nick get back together.

      • Jane says:

        Well she plays herself in all of them, she even said she took the part in that last film because her character gets to excuse an affair with a married man.
        She wishes she had Jennifer’s career.

      • Jules says:

        Yup…and I can’t help but feel that taking a role opposite the (for now?) ex-boyfriend of the most popular, successful, not to mention one of the most critically acclaimed young actresses in Hollywood is Stewarts way of sticking it to Jennifer Lawrence. I think Stewart wants what Jennifer Lawrence has…but she won’t get it.

      • storm says:

        either u have issues understanding english or u get ur info from hollywoodlife. she never said so. and the playing herself in every role thingy is ridiculous! just ignore her if u don’t like her. sheesh

      • Zee says:

        Huh? You can’t seriously believe that the only reason she took a role was to work with Jen’s ex. That sounds like some serious Fanfiction…people can be so unreasonable about her, and I’m talking about both the Stans and anti-Stans.

      • tracy says:

        @jane She never said she took the role to work with Jen’s ex. The director, who happens to be friends with Jennifer, gave an interview explaining how he cast the movie. The director wanted Kristen and Nicholas. He wanted that pairing. The director said if either Kristen or Nicholas passed on the parts, he would cast two other actors. The director was insistent on Kristen/Nicholas starring, because he felt they would have chemistry. If not them, then he wanted two different actors.

      • M.A.F. says:

        Err, Jules, Stewart is another one that has been working since she was a kid. She already has what Lawrence has before Lawrence had it.

    • Shaj says:

      Actually, the director wanted Jennifer Lawrence for Kristen’s part, since they worked together on Like Crazy, she loved the script but she said the character wasn’t hers so to speak, both Nick and Jen read the script together and he loved it, so he got one of the parts while Kristen got the other

      • Donnie says:

        So it would be incredicle ironic if Nick started a thing with Stewart since he probably only got that one because he had the chance to read with Jennifer. I honestly don’t believe anything will happen between them but that doesn’t mean they won’t played. The movie is a romance. Kristen is tabloid folder and so his now Jen ex boyfriend. They will drag this to help the movie sell.

    • K says:

      When all the stuff about Riley Keogh and Hoult was flying around, didn’t the stories say they went to K Stew’s birthday party together when she was still with Sparkles, at least a year ago now? As in, don’t Hoult and K Stew have an existing friendship? If I went on a business trip with someone I’d been friends with for years I’d go out to eat with them, too.

      I hope there’s no reunion with the next X Men though. I think one breakup can be a mistake, two and the relationship just doesn’t function.

  7. Seapharris7 says:

    I know I might be in the minority, but I find her insanely annoying. I don’t know who he is, but I’m sure they’re both replaceable

    • V. says:

      I feel that way about Stewart…UGH!!…I can’t stand her. I just never got the appeal of this girl. I do like Jennifer Lawrence, because she’s very talented and her personality is very much like that of a few of my girlfriends: goofy, funny a little loud but I love it. Who knows what is happening with Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult, but, my guess would be that Hoult has to raise his profile because really, outside of the internet (and England, perhaps) no one really knows him as anything except Jennifer Lawrence, the Oscar winner’s boyfriend. Perhaps his team advised him to call off the relationship at least until X-Men starts filming again because, if after this coming year no one knows him…that’s it…it’s make or break time for him I think.

      • Sunshine says:

        He is really trying to make his career happen. He shot a lot of indies on the last couple of year and now all of them should premiere next year plus the next Mad Max movie so lets see how this play out. It’s obviously more interesting to him not be with her so he can stand as just Nicholas Hoult the actor not the boyfriend of someone so i just hope it’s worth for him and his career because i honestly don’t believe Jen will want to keep this get back together and break up going. He is 24yrs and is choosing his career which is ok but i doubt he will ever get someone like Lawrence in his life again. I don’t think they will be back together. Jen will move on maybe they will stay friends.

  8. chrissie says:

    I’ve wanted JLaw and RPattz forever. <3 They are two such amazing personalities. I hope this isn't as close as it gets.

    • Jules says:

      @chrissie: Yeah, that would be interesting wouldn’t it?…even though I believe that Lawrence and Hoult really do love each other and will probably end up back together, during this time when they are apart I would say hell yes to having a brief fling with Pattinson…the internet would explode! (LOL!)…tabloid heaven!.

      • Zee says:

        LOL…you know some of the lower level tabloids will have some Fanfiction BS stories about Sparkles and Jen getting together and KStew and Nicholas. In reality, I don’t think any of them will date anyone else on their level of fame as they all seem to be attempting to be low key. That said I still think Jen and BCoop have crazy hot chemistry

      • Jules says:

        @Zee: Regarding Lawrence and Cooper’s chemistry: They sure do!…(LOL!). Who knows, maybe Cooper will take advantage of the timing and ask Waterhouse to turn in her commitment ring! (LOL!).

    • Jess says:

      This would be a dream come true and i would die on that ship. I follow both of them and i honetly never saw too people who match like those two. Loking at their personalities and their family values is ridiculous how much they look like. I think she is his type and he definetly is her type. They just have to meet.

  9. Zooyork says:

    I can’t believe how hot Nicholas hoult turned out to be!
    I love the movie About A Boy, but I never could have imagined that the strange looking boy would grow up to be so hot!!

  10. Marianne says:

    Yeah, my bet is Jennifer and Nick will be back on when it comes to shoot Apocalypse.

    • Jules says:

      @Marianne: I agree…no matter what, they always seem to get back together. I mean, this “break up” was announced by E!…did either Lawrence or Hoult officially announce a break up through their reps?. Well, I guess we’ll find out come next spring but I tend to believe that they really do love each other.

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      My guess also

    • Annie says:

      But this whole getting back together and break up thing is tiring especially for low profile couple like them who suddenly see their private life spread around the internet everytime they do that. They are young and choosing their career which is fine but to do that you have to let go of something. Until they choose their personal lives over their careers i don’t see them together anymore. They will start the next x men early next year probably nothing will be different. They will still be young and busy.

  11. V. says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Jennifer Lawrence ultimately begins a relationship with a guy who works outside of Hollywood. I think Hoult is cute but I think Jennifer Lawrence can do better.

  12. Jane says:

    Jennifer got papped in recent months when he was with her. I think he likes the attention she brings him but like Stewart refuses to admitt it so he complains.

  13. Zee says:

    People that age break up all the time, and considering the amount of time they spend apart, the quote she has about ignoring calls, and the fact that they’ve been on and off….meh. I doubt he was calling the paps or she has a huge ego…I can easily buy the no drama line that they just couldn’t make it work with their schedules. I’m sure the gossip rags would love it if he rebounded with KStew and I bet they will make up some stories but I don ‘t see that either. Seems like standard stuff co-stars say before filming a movie

  14. mfmaefh says:

    Jen and Nichols will probably get back together when shooting the x men, Kristen has nothing to do about that

  15. Talie says:

    I always thought she would be better off with an athlete, but I kind of love to see her dating unexpected European guys, just because it doesn’t work with the public’s perception.

    • Gypsy says:

      I think it’s simple, they broke up because Jennifer got bored again, Jennifer strikes me as having a wild streak, she’s looking for a more fun, edgy person and she probable has already made her pick.
      I am guessing her next bf will not be an actor and he will be a fun, goofy person matching her personality.

  16. Jules says:

    @Talie: Hmmm, yeah, I agree…I mean, Lawrence does seem to have a preference for British men.

  17. tracy says:

    First Riley Keough was going to take all the flack for the breakup, now it seems as if Kristen Stewart has to take the fall. I think the two just called it quits. I hope Jennifer stays far away from Rob. Rob spent lots of time around Michelle R. and her crowd. That group, including Zach Efron, seem s bit seedy. During his downtime, Rob seems like a heavy drinker and partier. I still remember that TMZ footage from two years ago. Rob and Kristen, first public outing after the scandal. Rob, Kristen, his friends and her’s were at a nightclub for five hours. Kristen looked bored, unhappy and ready to go home. And Rob was happy as a lark.

    • Anname says:

      Don’t bring the Kristen/Rob fan wars here, please. So much idiocy on both sides.

      • Zee says:

        @anname. Yeah, those fan wars are ridic although I doubt she was trying to start something….also, I don’t think anyone, or the tabs that aren’t real low level, are attacking Riley or even Kstew…most were simply insinuating that Nicholas may be rebounding (which I doubt, anyway…Riley seems like a friend and the movie with KStew barely started filming)

        It seems like a no drama situation to me and I bet they may hook up once X Men starts filming again as distance/time is the issue, but I’m really curious as to who Jen May date next. It will probably be someone low key and not as famous, but it would be fun gossip wise if she dated someone like Tom Hiddleston. I could see it, they are both super gregarious, and the fan girl meltdowns would be funny

    • Nano says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised with this was all publicity stunt set up by Nick, Riley and Kristen. Kristen and Riley are bff and Nick is friends with them. Riley is a nobody and only was remember as Pattinson hook up. Kristen loves tabloids and Nick is always saying he is private and all but i don’t buy for a second. This whole mess could have been avoided by announcing their break up earlier and quietly but he went on another route. He is trying to make a name for himself and hoping the gossip will help.

  18. InvaderTak says:

    Every now and then J-law looks like every other mid-western blond in the world, and other times she’s lovely. What’s up with that? Bad makeup? Lighting?

  19. kiki123 says:

    Every now and then J-law looks like every other mid-western blond in the world, and other times she’s lovely. What’s up with that? Bad makeup? Lighting? d

  20. M.A.F. says:

    I like how Nick Hoult has been put down in this piece considering he has been working longer than her. And going by those pap shots of them in London where she is flipping the bird & he is trying to put her hand down, not surprised it didn’t work out.

  21. kri says:

    Is it just me, or would Jlaw and KStew have way more “chemistry”?

  22. Dany says:

    ahh 20 somethings and love. LOL

    On a side note someone should take away the eyeliner from Jennifer. Her eyes always look super tiny.

  23. TuesdaysChild says:

    This is the 2nd breakup and they probably shouldn’t be aiming for a 3rd because it will happen, next X-Men instalment or not. Love isn’t easy but it shouldn’t be *this* hard to maintain, even in Hollywood. Move on kiddos.

  24. Leaflet says:

    I really hope they don’t get back together again. I hate it when couples break up to make up. It’s like, is there not another fish in the sea? Szeesh.
    As a side note, that is a really ugly pic of JLAW. It looks like her forehead is threatening to swallow her face in that pic. They used this pic the last time these guys broke up and were rumored to be back together. Whoever took that picture should be shot. :(

  25. Tsarina says:

    If I were her I would put the moves on Fassbender. Ahhhh, youth, wasted on the young.

  26. Gypsy says:

    Well Drake you got your wish! The path is clear….Have fun.

  27. Loves says:

    Kristen loves that Brit accent in her men…

    I always think Hoult resents Lawrence a little for being so much more famous + so out there. Stewart is more laid back. She could be more his type.

  28. JudyK says:

    Kristin Stewart isn’t even pretty. I don’t get why anyone of star caliber would be attracted to her.

  29. Migdalia says:

    Actually since X-Men finished filming a year ago Nick has filmed Dark Places, Young Ones, Kill Your Friends and now he’s doing Equals along with mag shoots and interviews of his own so he’s just as busy as Jennifer. I can totally buy that their busy schedules took a toll despite their attempts at visiting each other on location. I’ll miss them both, and like before i don’t doubt they’ll get back together. It’s better to just break it off when you both have barely any time to even see each other especially when you both don’t even live in the same country.

  30. Kosmos says:

    This is understandable…just because you are a busy actor, doesn’t mean that you avoid meaningful relationships. It’s kind of sad because who can maintain something for long under those circumstances of flying everywhere, making appearances, making movies for months in a particular location, etc. Yet these same people probably need those relationships, just as we all do…they get lonely on the road and although they meet thousands of people, they need that special relationship because they’re just human. About Hoult and KS…all I can say is gag, because I really don’t think much of KS.

  31. Unburned says:

    That KStew really is a trampire.

  32. ruth says:

    Kirsten Stewart is like the banshee in Irish mythology to relationships- not the cause of death always but around a bit too often when they die..

  33. Ciria says:

    Love her entire outfit. Grey dress and purple/black strap shoes.

  34. Kat says:

    Funny story. The director originally wanted JLaw for this role. She worked with him in the past on Like Crazy. Thats how Hoult got wind of the part because Jlaw had been offered it. Kstew was brought in when JLaw turned it down.

  35. Annie says:

    They started dating in 2010 when they were both 20 yeras old. How many couples do you know who met at that age and still together specially in this industry? no one. Is hard. Nick still trying to make a career and a name for himself and Jen still very busy so is predictable. It’s sad bceause they both seems really love each other and they weren’t the typical young hollywood couple. Also they were very good friends. Just read their interviews so i hope they can still be friends. Lose you bf/gf and best friend living their crazy lives must really hurt.

  36. St says:

    Don’t worry people – they’ll get together again when next X-Men will start shooting. Their break ups are more like: “Well – we will be apart for few long months when we will shoot movies so let’s allow each other to date and sleep with other people meanwhile. Then we will get together again when we will meet on set for next X Men”.

  37. Beatty says:

    K-Stew is a beauty but a great actress???? Nah, I don’t think she is even good.

  38. FWIW says:

    Kristen and Nicholas would make a hot couple on screen or off, but I don’t think Kristen should go there. Nick is bad news if he has this on, off relationship with Jennifer. Who needs that headache?! I think Jennifer and Nick will be kaput when they finally film their last movie together. They have a doomed relationship and to involve another person would just be cruel.