Henry Cavill ended his engagement, he’s single for the first time in 3 years

Ever since I wrote that Benedict Cumberbatch “posh-bashing” story last week, I’ve been quietly obsessed with figuring out which of my favorite or not-so-favorite English actors have been “posh” this whole time. Is Henry Cavill posh? I’m looking at his bio on Wiki – he seems to have grown up in an “upper-middle class” family – at least that’s what we in America would call it. His father was a stockbroker, and Cavill went to a prestigious boarding school. I bring up his background because I think it might explain why he was with a international show jumper, an Englishwoman named Ellen Whitaker. Here’s a photo of Ellen:

Maybe I’m being a gauche American, but I always associate that kind of horse culture with the British upper class. It’s totally possible that Henry and Ellen just fell in love and it had nothing to do with horses and the British class system. I’m sure I’m overanalyzing. Anyway, Ellen and Henry dated for three years, even getting engaged at some point. But now they’re over! It really doesn’t sound like there’s much drama:

Henry Cavill and Ellen Whitaker have mutually decided to end their engagement, a source confirms to Us Weekly.

“There was no fallout. They just both agreed it wasn’t working,” the source explains. “They broke up three months ago.”

Whitaker, a champion show jumper, revealed details of Cavill’s proposal in a May 2011 interview with the Belfast Telegraph. “I couldn’t believe it when he asked me to marry him,” Whitaker, 26, said. “I thought we were there to celebrate his birthday. It was such a surprise and I am so happy.”

Best known for his role as Charles Brandon on Showtime’s The Tudors, Cavill, 29, will play Clark Kent/Superman in the highly anticipated 2013 superhero film Man of Steel. His other TV and film credits include Immortals, Tristan + Isolde, The Count of Monte Cristo and Stardust.

[From Us Weekly]

So Henry has been single for three months? And there hasn’t been any rumor of any jumpoff and he hasn’t been flaunting any new girlfriend? What world is this?!? Could it be that Henry and Ellen really did just split up, with no other people involved, and that he’s taking his time re-entering the dating pool? Perhaps. I tend to think that it was probably getting more difficult to sustain the relationship given their divergent career paths too – all of a sudden, Cavill is a hot property, and next year we’ll get to see him play Superman in Man of Steel. Shall we watch the trailers again? Superman was a longshoreman, you know.

Hot. So… who will Henry Cavill date next? I really have no idea.

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  1. LadyBird83 says:

    He is amazingly hot. Like if I look at him for too long I might combust hot. Loved watching him on “Tudors” I hope Hollywood doesn’t go and muck him up.

  2. brin says:

    “Who will he date next?”….ME!!!!

  3. cupidityrox! says:

    I liked them as a couple. She’s normal looking & has her own thing going on. She’s no hollywood plastic bimbette. I hope he doesn’t go down that route.

  4. Aud says:

    HE should be the next James Bond.

  5. yellowshaba says:

    He was the big reason I watched The Tudors. Loved the show in general, but he always gave me big time tingles…always rooted for him professionally, I highly doubt he will have any trouble finding another girlfriend, and I hope things work out for him..

    • Jill says:

      Me, too. But, is it just me or has not be quite as hot since? I mean, a very good looking man, but maybe there was something about the time period, too of the show? I think at the beginning of the series when they were all playing their real age, they looked their best. With the closely cropped hair?

      • iseepinkelefants says:

        Not just you. He’s not been hot since the Tudors. I mean he’s nice to look at but he was “OMFG, I die” hot in the Tudors era.

      • Brina says:

        Honestly, I think it’s partially because of his hair color. (Weird, I know. Lol.) But, his hair in The Tudors was a gorgeous dark chestnut brown. It had a softness to it that complemented his features. Now, his hair color is black, or almost black. It makes him look more harsh. (You know what I mean?) Also, he probably lost some face weight when he was getting in shape for the new Superman film. So, his face looks more chiseled. Anyway, he looked his best in The Tudors. But, there is no denying, he is still one of the best looking men out there. :)

  6. sara says:

    FYI when he was filming Superman around Vancouver, there were lots of stories about him hooking up with ransoms. I guess he’s just so boring no one really cared.

  7. Katyusha says:

    Kaiser, was it you who lived in VA?
    I live in Northern VA, and showjumping is huge up here – among Americans, too.

    I have a horse that I do lower-level eventing and foxhunting with, but I’m obviously not upper class and British. I basically work to have my horse haha

  8. Eve says:

    Does absolutely NOTHING for me.

  9. tru tru says:

    god, I love this site, there is something for everyone…

    he is piping HOT!!

    and from what I am reading a proper gentleman.

    hate to be snarky but his ex’s hair looks fried on top of those extensions.

  10. T.C. says:

    A boring couple had a boring break up after having a boring engagement. Is that the story here? As to who he will date next, any famous actress to up his profile.

  11. coey says:

    He is very handsome and I think in the next few months we are going to see him dating some high profile actresses. His career is starting to take off and I am sure he didn’t want to be tied down.

  12. Puffy shmuffy says:

    Quelle surprise. NOT!!!

  13. LittleDeadGirl says:

    Not surprising. Don’t most actors drop whoever they were with when they get the big break.

  14. only1shmoo says:

    WOO HOO, here’s a present I never expected to get today; Happy Birthday to me…no seriously, it is my b-day, and this news couldn’t have come at a nicer time (am I a bitch for saying this? Eh, probably)

  15. Palefire says:

    Oh me yooo hoo over here yah hi. I’ll help you rebound. :) hehehehe

  16. lucy2 says:

    Out of my way, girls!

    I would guess that once his career took off, his life changed, and it affected their relationship. But who knows. Totally agree with Aud, he’d be a great James Bond.

  17. Ella says:

    He’s not posh. The accent is usually the clincher, and Benedict Cumberbatch could not play working class. Henry Cavill can and did in ‘I Capture the Castle.’

  18. sapphire says:

    There’s plenty to go around, apparently-can we just take turns? I am probably most senior so I get to go first….

  19. mia girl says:

    “I couldn’t believe it when he asked me to marry him,” Whitaker, 26, said. “I thought we were there to celebrate his birthday.”

    OMG! Justin Theurox totally pulled a Cavill!

  20. Stacie says:

    Henry is so damn beautiful. Loved him on the Tudors ! Is it wrong that when I saw this headline it made me smile from ear to ear? I realize I have no chance with him but he’s just so damn Beautiful !!!

  21. Katija says:

    Man, I love the British class system vs the American one. I guess this whole “posh” thing is, like, you have wealth and your behavior and mannerisms totally reflect it? In America, being classy vs not being classy has pretty much nothing to do with money… the richest girls I knew in HS were the biggest drug hos. And don’t get me started on Soviet Motherland… there, if you tell someone you have money, they’ll just ask what branch of organized crime your father got in to after 94.

    • sanna says:

      All the issues with Benderbush Cucumberpatch really opened my eyes to the British class system, and how huge of a deal it is.

    • LAK says:

      Katija, ‘posh’ and wealth do not define class in Britain. look at Victoria Beckham, the Eccleston daughters, Tamara Mellon, Kate Middleton. All wealthy parents but definitely not Posh.

      Think of it as a caste system similar to India though perhaps not that extreme because we can migrate class where as they can’t.

      • Katija says:

        Okay now I have no idea what posh is. And I have the five-year-old urge to counter, “But then why was she POSH Spice?!”

      • Liv says:

        Haha, that came to my mind too! ;-)

        Victoria is probably wanna-be-posh and LAK means “posh” in a old-family-good-school-way – am I right?

      • LAK says:

        @katija – those names came about during an organic newspaper interview, allegedly, where it was supposed to be an analogy for their personalities and preferred clothing choices. VB always tried to project ‘posh’ but once she opened her mouth, it was very clear that she wasn’t. She didn’t bother to go to the sort of school that would give the veneer of ‘posh’ like Kate Middleton or Tamara mellon did.

        @Liv – yes. At it’s simplest I do mean ‘posh’ as you have described it, but it is more than that. It governs all kinds of choices in a person’s life.

      • iseepinkelefants says:

        Katija – didn’t she coin that name herself? And I think it was because Daddy drove her in his Rolls to boarding school, but no Vicky B is not Posh. More like a poser. She’s new money if anything.

  22. Rose says:

    She seems like a lovely British girl. But their careers are so far apart that the breakup kind of makes sense.

    That aside, I can start fantasizing about him again. When I saw the headline I got all hot and bothered ;)

  23. eric says:

    He doesn’t have “it” factor like Brad Pitt, looks like a wall street broker from the Hamptons.

  24. Katie says:

    Oh Henry. How I’ve loved you forever!
    I wonder how long it will take for tabloids to start speculating about his orientation…

  25. iseepinkelefants says:

    I saw this coming when it was announced. Plus it was kind of random (according to his fan girls).

    Weren’t he and Adrien Grenier spotted at some bar a few months ago picking up chicks (AG was getting his cast offs or something).

  26. Camille (The original) says:

    I’d like to see him with someone like Jessica Chastain.

  27. pato says:

    I love him in the Tudors and Count of Montecristo. I don´t like him in Hollywood, he will fall for anorexic actresses and stupid PR things *I am looking at you Skarsgard* and silly movies. sighs.

  28. lucrecia says:

    the first time I saw a pic of her I thought ‘they don’t match’ and well, I was correct

    and about “the girls” I just have to say GIVE ME PROOFS!!! lol pics, something to believe it! ;-)