Diane Kruger & Joshua Jackson broke up after a decade together, sad


When I wrote about Diane Kruger last week, I noted that Joshua Jackson had not come out for her big premiere, and I said: “I know there are die-hard Jackson/Kruger believers, but my gut has been telling me for months that Kruger and Jackson are on the outs, if not completely broken up.” Well, guess what? Another point for my gossip-gut. Joshua and Diane announced their split yesterday to media outlets.

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson have split after 10 years together, PEOPLE confirms.

“Diane Kruger and Josh Jackson have decided to separate and remain friends,” reps for both confirm exclusively to PEOPLE.

Kruger, 39 and Jackson, 37, began dating after Kruger split from her husband of five years, French director Guillaume Canet. Kruger and Jackson owned houses in both Paris and Vancouver, and lived together in New York, where they were often spotted taking strolls around the city. The two last stepped out together in February for the opening of Jackson’s Broadway play.

[From People]

I really believe that the rumors about Kruger and Norman Reedus were true, and that they were fooling around late last year, and possibly into this year. My gut isn’t saying anything about Reedus being the jumpoff – I think it was more of an affair/fling, not the gateway to a new relationship. I also think that Diane and Joshua were trying to work through some sh-t for months, and they weren’t hiding it very well. Maybe they wanted their fans to get used to the idea that they were having problems, so the split announcement wouldn’t come as such a shock. And there are people who really believed in them as a couple, and for goodness sake, they spent a decade together. That’s longer than most marriages (and yes, I know they were famously unmarried). Mostly, I’m just wondering why there were seven months of rumors instead of a clean split. Maybe we’ll never know.


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  1. Hudson Girl says:

    I definitely think they broke up months ago when her cheating went public. They just kept it under cover to protect her reputation. They’re still friends who hang out (several times this week) so, giving some public sitings to the paps was no huge effort.

    • Izzy says:

      ^This. Also, didn’t they have property together? It may have taken a few months to sort out the details. But yeah, I think they’ve been over for a while now

    • Bishg says:

      I saw the pap pics you refer to, they both looked miserable as hell.
      I don’t buy that this have been an amicable split.
      I think they decided it was time to announce their break-up, since enough time has passed since she was caught cheating, and also because none of them wanted to keep pretending anymore.
      They probably still love and care for each other, but there might be still too much acrimony for them to be friends yet. It will happen, maybe.

    • Pepper says:

      I don’t really understand why they’d bother? They’re not that famous, they could have just announced they’d split earlier when she was spotted with Reedus the first time if they wanted to save face, it’s not like there’s hundreds of pap pics to disprove that. Josh was even off travelling at the time.

      Plus her image isn’t at all reliant on being likeable and nice, there’s no reason this would hurt her professionally. She works a lot in France where most people still know her as Guillaume’s ex, her relationship with Josh never got much attention there.

      • Bishg says:

        I agree with you, I don’t know why they bothered.
        My take is that she was afraid this could seriously ruin her reputation and career (since Joshua is very beloved and respected by fans).
        She probably overestimated her role in Hollywood, but it was a wise decision on her part (and he was uber-classy to go along with it).

    • Myrna says:

      Yes – there’s a blind that basically says that they agreed to keep the split under wraps as to protect her reputation since she cheated and to split publicly during that would tarnish her image.

      He’s quite the gentleman, no, to agree to protect her?

      Pacey is a longtime crush of mine…can’t wait to see who he winds up with…still…disappointing since they made a gorgeous couple who seemed very much in love.

      • Bishg says:

        I am all for a Joey + Pacey reunion—> 🙂

      • notsoanonymous says:

        IRL I know a couple who had a disastrous behind-the-scenes cheating split, and the guy did the same thing; covered the cheating for her and moved on a few months later. The only reason I know about the cheating is the girl told me privately that she did it.

        It’s a pretty kind thing to do, to be honest. Says a lot about someone’s character to not throw a cheater under the bus.

      • Eva says:

        10 years together is a long time and I don’t know anyone who’s had a fast clean break from a long relationship. Usually it’s back and forth or considering and reconsodering things… Doesn’t mean they faked anything for the public or PR.

      • Starkiller says:

        I’d say he’s quite the doormat, assuming this is true. Why on earth would anyone “protect” someone who’s cheated on you??

      • Myrna says:

        @Bishg – I’d love to see Joey + Pacey together again, but as someone else posted, seems that Katie is with Jamie Fox. Out gossip outlets say they are engaged or even secretly married.

  2. HeyThere! says:

    Sad day. I loved them together.

  3. Betti says:

    Sad but hasn’t there been cheating on both sides for years?

    • Krista says:

      My hunch is that they had an open relationship or got hall passes when they weren’t in the same city at the same time. This makes me sad too, but I think we all saw this coming and had time to prepare ourselves.

    • Jegede says:

      @Betti – Yup.

      • Rose says:

        Krista is correct, there are strong rumours of them having an open relationship.

      • Myrna says:

        If they had an open relationship, then why would they split if she ‘cheated’?
        It wouldn’t be cheating if they were in agreement about seeing whoever they wanted.
        Unless of course she fell in love with that other guy…Norman.
        Matter of fact, Lainey has a pic of her with Norman in Tuscany together, so seems they are a thing for sure.

      • Bridget says:

        I think they were already on the rocks when she was caught hooking up with Reedus. Joshua was half a world away at the time, I really wonder if they were on a break as it was. They may just not have been ready to make it official at the time.

  4. mila says:

    my fav couple… wish them all the best, they seem so normal. they were always like an unicorn among fake marriages and relationships in Hollyweird.

  5. Senaber says:

    Aw come to me, Pacey. Let me comfort you.

  6. Eleonor says:

    Having ended a 10 years long relationship (without being married) I can say it’s not something you do easily, plus they share properties, probably they tried to share their assetts, or work things out, who knows.
    I liked them as a couple…but now…. Joshua is single yeaaaaaah! !!!!!!

    • Lyssa says:

      A friend of mine had been with the same person for 10 years (18-28). It took them almost a year to untangle everything. They also tried to force it to work for about 3-4 months.

    • Kristen says:

      this. I did the same thing, and a year later we still have shared property and other things. it’s also more prolonged if you’re trying to remain friends, because you do everything as amicably as possible, and that’s not always the quickest, most efficient way.

    • Carol says:

      Yep, me too. After spending 10 years with my boyfriend it was a long split. Its not just untangling everything but also trying to make last ditch efforts to maybe save it. So I can relate.

  7. jeanpierre says:

    Sad. They looked good together.

  8. Kristen says:

    He is so hot.

    This is sad news. I liked them together.

    • Myrna says:

      He is hot, as many here attest.
      What puts him over the top for me is before he was really hot (he was very yuan on Dawson’s Creek and hadn’t bloomed yet LOL) is his personality which is a bit sarcastic/bad boy.
      At least that’s what Pacey’s character was like and I fantasize that Joshua himself has the same traits.

      Anyone know if this is the case?

  9. Snowpea says:

    Oh god I love these two together 😔 They are the anti Lively/Reynolds…cool, interesting, understated, hot and a little bit mysterious

  10. OSTONE says:

    It’s a sad day for cucumbers everywhere!

  11. Alix says:

    Think they’re both overrated, looks-wise and talent-wise.

    • Jegede says:

      I think she is. Very much so.

      He though is under-rated.

    • alice says:

      I think she’s a fine actress, but somehow got lost in Hollywood shitty roles. Like most actors do anyway.
      Never understood the hype about his looks: he’ll always be the chubby Dawson’s Creek kid to me

      • elle says:

        I never got it either, having not been a Dawson’s Creek watcher. But there is something very sexy about him in The Affair.

    • SusanneToo says:

      I’ve always been a DK doubter, but she was excellent in The Infiltrator and really impressed me.

    • tracking says:

      I think they’re both very attractive but yes not enormous talents. She is generally very stiff in her performances (no charisma). I haven’t seen him in much, but I thought he showed potential in The Affair.

      • Sunnydaze says:

        Surprised no one is mentioning his role in Fringe – check it out on netflix, one of my favorite shows of all time…thought he was amazing!

    • siri says:

      Agree. I don’t find her very appealing, neither as an actress, nor as a woman. As for him, I didn’t watch anything with him in it, so I can’t say. As a man, he’s not attractive to me either.

  12. Tanguerita says:

    Apparently, Diane has been travelling all over Europe with Reedus – they went to Balthazar Getty’s Fourth Of July party together and were seen in Amsterdam and Paris. I saw a couple of pictures of them together at this party, but they got pulled down really quickly. Still, D&N probably realised that they can’t keep their relationship a secret forever, hence the announcement, to save everyone’s face. Still, it’s a shame, I like them together.

    • SusanneToo says:

      Norman Reedus – I just don’t get it. He’s always so skanky looking.

      • Jan says:

        Agree. Like he needs a power wash or something.

      • Dani says:

        He looks like he needs to be dipped in bleach and ran through the wash 800 times before I’d even consider looking at him. He looks like he smells.

      • holly hobby says:

        Oh yeah I just want to run a hose over him whenever i see him. Diane how could you?

      • TyrantDestroyed says:

        After being with Guillaume Canet and Joshua Jackson, Norman Reedus seem such a random and weird choice in the looks department for her.

    • blaugrau says:

      I also think Reedus was the reason for the breakup. If you see the fotos from the interview they did together some time ago (where she talked about Peter O’toole) it is obvious to me that they have chemistry and they have had something, expecially she couldn’t hide it.

    • Artemis says:

      Yeah, Reedus’ fans have been posting about this and it’s not like those who follow gossip were clueless about Diana/Josh breaking up months ago. I think it’s no coincidence that it went downhill after the cheating rumours. If there was no drama, why pretend she’s still with Josh? If it was an open relationship, what happened with Reedus? She clearly has been dating Reedus so why ‘use’ Josh to make it seem like there was no cheating/drama? People don’t care if a man is part of a Triangle and Diane is not high profile enough to make people care, there was no reason for this charade. And then to dump the news when Swift is dominating the headlines seems like they want to bury any story about cheating forever. But then please, have the sense to hide your relationship a bit better, these Getty photos are amateur hour. They could’ve prevented it instead of afterwards going on a delete spree.

      • Bridget says:

        This was a weird breakup. The charade was such an odd choice, considering that I don’t think anyone really cared if she cheated. My guess: they were breaking up to begin with (Joshua was half a world away when this whole scandal broke) but weren’t quite ready to call it quits when directly confronted with it.

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      I don’t care about their relationship, but shouldn’t Reedus be busy filming The Walking Dead right now? Filming usually lasts the entire summer, so how does he have time to travel Europe with Diane? I don’t want Daryl to be the one who met Lucille…

      • Tulip says:

        Daryl did not get Lucilled, Reedus is often filming, but they don’t film on weekends, plus he’s not needed for all days of filming, I won’t tell you why to not spoil you 🙂

        There are many spoiling pages where filming updates made almost clear who it is.

    • Starkiller says:

      For what reason is Balthazar Getty still a name that’s being mentioned publicly? For what reason would a person have a Fourth of July party in Europe, and why would Diane or Joshua attend, considering neither of them are American? Whag a bizarre series of events.

      • Myrna says:

        Lainey has a pic posted of Diane with Norman at some fancy Tuscany party from this past weekend…

  13. Talie says:

    I’m sure they had an open relationship that just ran its course.

    • OrigialTessa says:

      I’m not sure they had an open relationship… I think they were monogamous and she cheated, and they’re done.

    • Luca76 says:

      Oh please monogamous relationships in Hollywood don’t necessarily last ten years. Whether it was open or not they genuinely were in love.

    • Taxi says:

      Joshua fooled around with randoms while filming “The Affair.”

      • Rose says:

        It is known that Diane has also done the same at times. They had an open relationship it would seem.

  14. Jayna says:

    Ten years and they ran out of steam. You’re away from each other for periods of time and run the risk of becoming close to someone you’re working with and developing feelings. That’s what it looks like here since there have been sightings of Diane and Reedus together.

    It also looks like Gaga’s engagement is in trouble. The fans are picking up on it, not media yet. She hasn’t worn her engagement ring at any outing lately. While she’s been hanging it Malibu, he’s visiting family in Pennsylvania for the last month where he has a home, where in the past she used to be up there with him. Not once has she gone. She didn’t spend his birthday with him, nor wish him a happy birthday on twitter like she usually does. Now she jets off to Mexico, sans her engagement ring, and is vacationing and not attending the wedding of Taylor Kinney’s brother in Pennsylvania. She always talked about how close she was to his family and attended a christening a year or two ago. Now she can’t be bothered to attend her fiance’s brother’s wedding where he’s a best man? They are either on the outs and taking a break or broken up and on the down low about it

    I think we’re going to see a lot of breakups this year

  15. alice says:

    Oh well…who gets the custody of the cucumber? LOL

  16. nicole says:

    This makes me sad.

    Depending on where they usually lived the split could be the same as if they were married. In British Columbia property division and support issues are the same for common law couples (2 years or more) as with married couples.

  17. TEAMHARDY says:

    Finally. He’s mine.

  18. ds says:

    Breakups are hard. Especially after that many years together. It’s never just a cut. You get back to that person. It takes time to separate. It’s sad; they were such a cute couple.

  19. Blackbetty says:

    This is sad and they seemed pretty low key compared to other Hollyweird couples.

  20. tracking says:

    A decade-long relationship is long by Hollywood standards. They had a good run.

  21. perplexed says:

    After what happened with her ex-husband (didn’t he cheat with Marion Cotillard), I’m surprised she’d make the same mistake. She always seemed sort of melancholy about the circumstances under which her marriage ended.

  22. Bummed! I loved them together. Wish them both well.

  23. Jackson says:

    Isn’t Diane 40 and Josh 38?
    Ahhh, Pacey. It’ll be ok. I still haven’t given up on a real life Pacey-Joey reunion.
    Side note: Does anyone else watch The Affair with JJ? I love that show, but I think I’m the only one who watches it. I def recommend it for a summer binge-watch if anyone is looking for something.

    • my3cents says:

      Loved The Affair! can’t wait for another season.
      Also Dianne was pretty good in The Bridge if you get around to it.

    • Solo says:

      I’ve only seen the first season of The Affair and need to watch the second. Definitely a good summer show and Josh looks pretty dang hot in it.

  24. OhDear says:

    That’s too bad. Though their publicists timed the announcement well!

  25. Beckysuz says:

    Awwww boo. I really hoped they make it. Then again ten years is nothing to sneeze at.

  26. Huck's Mom says:

    I’m just here for a single Pacey. Even before he was Pacey, I love Josh as a Mighty Duck. He’ll be just fine, and if he needs help getting there I am here to console him for as long as he needs it.

  27. Nell Graham says:

    Who gets me in the breakup??? Pacey or Abigail? I just can’t….

  28. Helen says:

    I thought Reedus is somewhat known for liking extremely young women (cough, girls). So not sure that Diane would fit in that demographic.

  29. Reece says:

    YES…Oh wait no I’m sorry for them, this is so sad. I was really hoping that they would make it (Pacey is FREEEEEE)

  30. Yasmin says:

    My prediction: Josh will be either married or engaged *and* have a child or one on the way within the next 2 years.