Emilia Clarke & Seth MacFarlane finally get around to officially breaking up

Last September, many of us were startled to realize that Seth MacFarlane had managed to bag beautiful English actress Emilia Clarke, also known as “The Khaleesi” from Game of Thrones, also known as Daenerys Targaryen. They kept being seen together for a few months, and they were even partying together at the Golden Globes after parties this year. And then… nothing. Seth hosted the Oscars (and he wasn’t great, but I think the hatred leveled at him was overblown) and he partied at the Oscar parties and… there was no Khaleesi. We never got a hard and fast confirmation on what happened between them, so E! News decided to play catch-up:

It looks as if Seth MacFarlane and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke are no longer playing the game of love. At least not with each other.

E! News has learned that the 39-year-old Family Guy funnyman and the 25-year-old actress have parted ways.

“They are no longer dating,” a source tells E! News. “It was really a location challenge. She has been in Europe shooting Game of Thrones and he is based in California, so it was hard to make it work despite the distance. They have remained friends.”

It was first revealed they were an item when the two were spotted getting cozy at the HBO Emmy afterparty at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood last September.

MacFarlane most recently hosted this year’s Oscars while Clarke will soon be seen on Broadway in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. A rep for MacFarlane could not be reached for comment.

[From E! News]

This seems like weird timing… the announcement, I mean. I feel pretty strongly that they’ve been over for about two months, especially since Seth has been acting like a single guy and maybe he’s even hittin’ it with Charlize Theron these days. This makes me think that Seth dumped Emilia (what a jerk!) and he “let” her decide how the breakup would be announced. And it didn’t occur to Emilia (because she’s a newbie to Hollywood) to actually give some kind of hard breakup confirmation, so she’s been dealing with lots of questions about Seth as she promotes Game of Thrones.

Also – Emilia is on Broadway right now! She’s playing Holly Golightly in a revival of Breakfast at Tiffanys. I would like to see that.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Pacific Coast News.

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  1. marie says:

    she’s too good for him, so is Charlize though-actually so is pretty much everyone else.

  2. allons-y alonso says:

    The Khaleesi can always do better.

  3. notpretentious says:

    I have a kitty just like that!!!

    • daz says:

      I think she is smiling like that because she was just asked to cover the cats private area with her hand, for the photo.

  4. mkyarwood says:

    I love that she didn’t think to ‘confirm’ it. Start a new trend, lady.

    • epiphany says:

      Yes, please. Celebrities complain incessantly about the intrusion into their personal lives, then do an interview and blab all kinds of details about their relationships. Try keeping your private life private.
      And good for the Khaleesi – Seth’s a jerk!

  5. Kayla says:

    Is it just me or is there something up with her eyebrows sometimes? Like in certain photos we see of her they look strange

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      In her pics, all I see are eyebrows. Pretty girl, but those brows are just TMTH.

      • Doodle says:

        In Chinese Face Reading, a strong brow denotes self confidence. Women who pluck their brows too thin are said to also diminish their confidence.

  6. Abby says:

    She was way too good for him anyway. He could be a nice guy (what do I know?), but he looks and seems really douchy. Who wants to date Peter Brady? She, on the other hand, seems genuinely sweet and humble, and she has one of the best, most sincere smiles.

  7. Amy says:

    Her play has gotten TERRIBLE reviews.

  8. Eve says:

    Why does it say there are five comments, but I can only see two?

    EDIT: After I posted mine, I could see the others.

  9. Ann says:

    He wasn’t hot enough and young enough for her. Ciao!

  10. poppy says:

    why did she date him to begin with?
    he’s said over and over he is like george clooney; he likes his single life style (lots of random hookups with maybe a semi-perm side piece) and can’t imagine anything else, ie he’s not willing to commit to ONE person.
    people get the douche vibe from him for a reason.
    i’m glad she got away.

    • mari says:

      Ditto on her getting away!

      His/Clooney’s take on dating sucks in the long run. I kinda hope they will reap what they are now sowing. Lonely and bitter old age that is.

    • Eve says:

      Actually, he may be even worse than Clooney, because I don’t remember reading about Clooney saying anything like this:

      “I’m not somebody who has to go home and talk about theoretical physics at the end of a day when I’ve already been wringing my brain dry. I don’t necessarily look for an intellectual equal. I’d rather have somebody whose company excites me. That’s what my father had. My father and my mother were not–they were not intellectual equals by any means.”

      So, he’s sort of saying all he needs is a cum dumpster. Not to mention the implication that his (late) mother was the dumb one in his parents’s relationship.

      P.S.: The quote is from an article in The New Yorker. That was his answer as to why he only dated starlets or bimbos like Amanda Bynes and Eliza Dushku.


      • Liv says:

        How lovely he talks about his mother. He basically says she’s dumb. What a jerk.

      • Chicagogurl17 says:

        Ewe. Why should we expect anything else from this cocky mysoginist? Never liked him or his humor before. And now this? He’s not original or attractive so I don’t get it. Just confirms how f*kd he is that this is his IDEAL type of relationship and how he describes his mother.

      • Agnes says:

        @Eve – good quote. What a f*ckwit. I wish women would stay away from men like that. (He might have said it for effect, but that doesn’t excuse him, clearly.)

      • Marty says:

        What is it with men in that certain age bracket who just cannot or will not date women who are closer to their age and are smart. SO many of them go the opposite direction, I guess they just like having their one and dones?

      • Raven says:

        Raising his misogyny and douchiness to stratospheric levels. He is repulsive, inside and out.

      • gefeylich says:

        Wow, imagine him handing this line to the women he dates. They all must be complete idiots (makes me wonder about both Clarke and Theron), which apparently is just how MacFarlane likes them.

        Well, at least he’s an honest major tool.

  11. NerdMomma says:

    She needed a trade-up.

  12. Aud says:

    What a mismatch.
    Attractive women like that shouldn’t have to compromise for the likes of him.

  13. A says:

    I have such a major girl-crush on her. Sigh.

  14. GoodCapon says:

    She’s a weak actress but I do like seeing her in GoT. She’s a non-skinny, healthy looking woman, and it makes a nice change from the usual Hollywood stereotype.

    And she could do a LOT better than him. She and Kit would look good together although I think he’s dating Rose/Ygritte?

    • Mom2two says:

      I feel the same way about her, I do not think she is a spectacular actress by any means but I like the fact that she comes across down to earth and has a real body.
      Honestly, I am going to say one of them got tired of the questions and decided to confirm it. I would say Seth announced it was over when he started up with Charlize.
      She was rumored to have dated Richard Madden sometime during season 1 of GoT. And I know he is not single and Kit might not be either…but if they were, either one of them would be an upgrade over Seth.

  15. fabgrrl says:

    He’s a fool to let her slip away! Well, she can do better. I think this girl is really going places. She should get with someone cool, like Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

  16. Stacia says:

    When I look at him all I can see is FOOTBALL-Headded Stewie. E-gads…why the hell did she date this guy.

  17. DeltaJuliet says:

    She’s beautiful…I LOVE that blue dress.

    • Lexi says:

      Me too. That is the best fitting, proportionallly correct dress I have seen on a red carpet all year!

      Have no idea who this Seth McF is (I’m old) but his head is not proportional & he is pudgy.

      Indeed, The Khaleesi can do much better.

  18. Amanda says:

    She’s too awesome for him anyway! She deserves much better.

  19. valleymiss says:

    I loooove that blue dress (I’m assuming it’s a dress and not a bustier top) in the last pic. Very simple and classic.

  20. grace says:

    Why does dumping Emilia make Seth a jerk? It doesn’t make sense. Breakups happen all the time.

  21. handsome man saved me from the monsters says:

    She probably got too old for him. But then at 25 she already kinda was

  22. Gemini08 says:

    I’m glad she didn’t confirm it. I personally don’t think celebs HAVE to confirm anything to us. So it’s refreshing when they do normal things like breakup with a boyfriend and don’t release a press statement about it. Some call it being new- I call it being classy.

  23. daily gloss says:

    What’s up with trying to make Seth out to be a bad guy and making Emilia out to be a saint.I never thought they were official in the first place.You don’t do 3/4 days of pap set ups which to me was very obvious and then we get nothing for months.Then all the sudden all this press about a break up on the eve of her big Broadway debut and got season 3 .Let’s call a spade a spade Emilia and her team have been working over time nothings wrong with that I’ve always said she wanted to be known she wants to be a star does anybody see the rest of the got cast getting all this type of attention as of late.Seth nor Emilia are saints they both knew what was up.

  24. Nikita says:

    KHALEESI, he is not worth to be your khal drogo. you are so beautyful i love you (shes my girlcrush)

    Cant wait for Game of Thornes Season 3
    31.03.13 OMG OMG OMG OMG :-) 10 Days…

    Im 32 years old but with this show im a teenager again haha LOVE the Show!!!
    Your Khalasar is waiting :-P