Zachary Quinto & Jonathan Groff broke up after less than a year together

Before I saw Star Trek Into Darkness, I wouldn’t have even called myself a “fan” of Zachary Quinto. I didn’t dislike him or anything, I just didn’t have much of an opinion on him either way. I thought his style was pretty awesome, and I liked that he came out of the closet on his schedule. But then I saw STID. And now I’m a Quinto fan-girl. He’s really awesome, and his Spock is one of the best parts of the franchise reboot, if not THE best part. So now that I’m a fan-girl, this news makes me sad. Zachary and his boyfriend Jonathan Groff are over!

Distance may have just done them in. Zachary Quinto and boyfriend Jonathan Groff have reportedly broken up after their work schedules got the best of their relationship, a source tells Us Weekly.

“Zach being away and filming was not easy on them,” the source explain. “Now he’s going to be in New York with his new play [The Glass Menagerie]. They really loved each other, so it wasn’t an easy split.”

The pair’s split is an amicable one, however. “It just ran its course,” the source says of the pair. “Zach has been out and about and he seems fine.”

Quinto, 36, who is best known for his turn as Mr. Spock in two Star Trek films and terrifying turns in seasons one and two of American Horror Story, is currently preparing to make his Broadway debut in The Glass Menagerie this fall. As it happens, Groff has put aside any of his own heartache to console his close friend Lea Michele — now grieving the death of her boyfriend, Cory Monteith.

“He flew to be with her as soon as he heard,” another pal says. “His heart is broken for her.”

He and Glee actor Groff, 28, first confirmed their relationship in September 2012, nearly a year after Quinto officially came out as a gay man in October 2011.

“I’m incredibly happy, I’m incredibly lucky,” he told Out magazine of their relationship at the time, noting that his past relationships weren’t quite so healthy. “I found myself in a pattern of being attracted to people who were somehow unavailable, and what I realized was that I was protecting myself because I equated the idea of connection and love with trauma and death.”

“I had to do a lot of work on the couch to really get to a place where I was able to show up to a relationship with someone who was actually capable of being in one — and that took a lot of trial and error,” he added.

[From Us Weekly]

I thought Quinto and Groff had been together for longer than that? Have they really only been together less than a year, or am I thinking of some previous relationship for Quinto? And yes, this Groff guy is really tight with Lea Michele, and I bet he knew Cory Monteith really well too. Anyway, it’s sad. I want Quinto to find love! I want him to be a part of some major gay power couple. He should be with some big publicist or agent, maybe. Or some hot actor who hasn’t quite come out yet…?

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  1. LaLa2 says:

    I love Groff and I love Quinto so this makes me sad. I hope they both find wonderful guys to make them happy.

  2. Hubbahun says:

    Oh boo, this is sad. Hope they both find peace and love soon :( xx

  3. T.Fanty says:

    Quinto seems like such a lovely, grounded person. He’s one of those people one just roots for.

    Maybe he can turn the Cumby/Damon pairing into a throuple. I’d be totally okay with that.

  4. juststeph says:

    Quinto may be my #1 hottest guy in Hollywood.

  5. Marianne says:

    There goes my dreams of being an egg donor for those two…..

  6. Mia 4S says:

    I’m pretty sure they were together longer than that. Sometimes the media seems to count from when they have the first paparazzi shots. Distance is tough. They’re both awfully cute, I think they’ll do just fine.

  7. issMary says:

    Much as I want BC for myself, lol, I wish he swung for the other team because he and Quinto together would be magical.

  8. original kay says:

    They were together last year for Zach’s birthday, which is June.

    Does anyone else think the timing is odd? Who breaks up after the death of a close friend? unless they were already broken up and just saying so now, because people would wonder why Zach was not around supporting John and by extension Lea.

    I have no clue, but when I read this my first thought was they’ll get back together, that this is just a reaction to all the current stresses.

    oh what do I know? happy friday everyone!

    • CC says:

      They might have broken up before that, who knows? The Coopergate wasn’t reported right after it happened either. I don’t think this news would be high priority when Cory died.

    • MissMary says:

      Usually, by the time media reports a break up, it’s been done for weeks.

    • KC says:

      They’ve been broken up since March.

  9. spiderkitty says:

    So sad. They were adorable together.

  10. Newyorking says:

    I LOVED Quinto as Sylar!!! So dark and messed up. Sad for him, hope he finds love.

  11. Esmom says:

    I don’t know ZQ at all but I loved J Groff as Jesse St James on Glee. He and Lea had amazing chemistry. Glad he can be there for her right now.

  12. s says:

    I had no idea Quinto was gay.

  13. Lindy79 says:

    This makes me sad, I liked them together.
    Zachary is so lovely. He was at a film festival in Galway recently and he posted this gorgeous video of his walk around the area.

  14. k says:

    I know this is incredibly superficial, but I love the sartorial choices Quinto makes. I love that he takes risks and is always super interesting to look at.

    • Apsutter says:

      Agreed! He always looks so damned good! It actually reminds me of how Rob Lowe and Adam Scott dress on Parks and Recreation.

  15. AmyLynne says:

    Aw Groff! I was wondering if he had gone to Lea after Cory’s death. They’re so tight after Spring Awakening and he’s such a sweet guy. I’d been to the stage door several times after seeing the show (its one of my favorites) and he would always stop and say hi, one time he actually remembered who I was! It made my day.

  16. lenje says:

    I was a little sad when Zachary came out, although I had long suspected that. But Jonathan grew on me, looks like he’s such a doll, and very down to earth. I really liked them together (and hated ZQ’s recent hairstyle… yuck). If Chris Pine was on his team, I’d definitely root for them! They have amazing chemistry in and off screen.

  17. Apsutter says:

    I love me some Quinto!!! He’s so cute and such a good actor. Loved him on American Horror Story and I would also love if he was part of a Hollywood power couple.

  18. An says:

    Quinto was awesome in American Horror Story 2. Saw an interview with him and he seems like an awesome sweet guy.

  19. Marty says:

    No, you’re right Kaiser, they have been together longer than that. Their dating was one of Ted C’s blinds that revealed itself. And that was two and half years ago I believe? They were dating before Heroes went off the air.

    • KC says:

      No they weren’t. Hereos went off the air in Feb 2010. They weren’t together until late fall/early winter of that year.

  20. Murphy says:

    Too bad Jim Parsons isn’s single, I always picture these too together.


  21. Eve says:

    Well, if he ever considers having a heterosexual relationship, I’m game :D .

    Love him.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I may be willing to get shanked by you, Eve. Although, I’ll just have to call my aunt up and tell her that I want my graduation taser a little early, so I can go “hunting”.

      I don’t know what it is about him, I generally go for the English pretty boys (case in point, Ralph Fiennes-my first legitimate celebrity crush), but there’s something about him that is sooo attractive…him and the ‘Batch.

      I’m going to go hide now…

  22. Stanhope says:

    Team Groff!