Orange is the New Black actor Ruby Rose and fiancée fashion designer Phoebe Dahl have called off their engagement after almost 2 years. They released a statement telling fans about their breakup and wishing each other well.
Yesterday, Phoebe sent the following tweet:
@RubyRose you have brought me to my best and I will always love you. I can't wait to see what the future brings for us.
— Faircloth + Supply (@FAIRCLOTHSUPPLY) December 15, 2015
Ruby immediately responded:
@FAIRCLOTHSUPPLY remains very dear to my heart. I will forever treasure our time together. I’m a better person because of all we shared.
— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) December 15, 2015
Hmmm. It’s hard to be snarky when everyone is being so pleasant. If these two are going to insist on being completely rational during their breakup, I am taking my toys and going home. Seriously, even their friends are being gracious about it.
In retrospect, you can see a few bumps in their road to the alter: Phoebe broke up with her girlfriend the day she met (and because of her feelings for) Ruby. The former couple had a whirlwind romance getting engaged after only three months and before they had even said “I love you.” Phoebe spoke to a few outlets about her excitement for the wedding and the challenges of planning it. Ruby wanted a small, low-key wedding and Phoebe, citing a large family, wanted a more lavish affair. Ruby, who identifies as gender neutral, discussed their eagerness to start a family. Following this, Ruby got the role of Stella on OITNB and with the success of the character, became far busier than anticipated, forcing the wedding to be postponed until 2106. And now they have “parted ways.”
This is sad, they sounded very happy while together. Ruby ran into some Twitter hate with a tweet after the Paris bombings but they both seem generally well-liked and, so far, are handing this with dignity. Just to let you know, Phoebe, who is the granddaughter of Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal, created Faircloth & Supply that donates a school uniform to a girl in Nepal for every item sold. She also co-founded Scallywags with Ruby, with a portion of those sales going to non-profit animal rescue.