Mischa Barton has broken up with her boyfriend of 4 months, musician Luke Pritchard, lead singer of the Kooks. While Mischa says there is ‘no bitterness’ in the break up, she did feel the need to blog about it.
I’m sure you guys are all going to hear about it soon enough so I just wanted to tell you what is real first — I broke up with Luke when I got to London. Things just didn’t feel quite right. There was no cheating or anything terrible, the bad just started to outweigh the good and a long distance relationship
is never an easy thing to do.
I hope that the press will show some respect in the near future as we both find it very difficult to deal with a lot of attention or speculation from the media. I think Luke is a great guy, but the type better suited as a friend. We have a surprising amount of mutual friends in England and I don’t regret our time together, I just couldn’t keep it going.
There is no bitterness between us…that I know of (sorry, I had to joke!). If there ever is a case of two people staying friends I’m sure it will be the case with us — our personalities are very good for that.
Lots of love to my fans! I’ll check in again soon.
If only Mischa had blogged about the relationship, we might have been more aware of it and thus more concerned about its demise. That, or actually done some kind of work that kept us vaguely interested in her beyond commenting on her atrocious fashion sense.
If you are confused by Mischa and her career, you aren’t alone. She said that her parents also have no idea what she does for a living:
She says, “My mom and dad are still a bit confused and cautious about what I do.
“My dad is a stockbroker who studied law and economics and his dad was a politician. But I know him and my mom are still very proud of me.”
I understand their confusion, most 23 year old women like fashion and partying, but they don’t get paid for it. Mischa does seem to have quite a few acting projects coming up, but clearly isn’t headed into the A-list anytime soon. She is also rumored to be considering a role in the new Melrose Place TV series. Between her and Ashley Simpson there’s no way it could fail.
Picture note by Celebitchy: The header photo is credited by the photo agency as being of Mischa Barton and Luke Pritchard at the airport in London on 1/27/09, but the guy’s hair looks different than I’ve seen in other photos. As Helen points out, it’s not like people were paying much attention. Thanks to BIG Pictures/Bauergriffinonline for the header photo. Photo below is from 2/19/09. Thanks to Fame