Joshua Jackson ‘never wanted to break up’ with Diane Kruger, wants her back


As if we needed more evidence that Diane Kruger is incredibly lucky. Less than six weeks after Diane and Joshua Jackson reportedly broke up for good, Page Six’s sources say that Joshua is still pining away for Diane and he would love to get back together. Think about that! Diane allegedly cheated on Joshua with Norman Reedus, and it seems like Reedus and Kruger are still involved somehow. And Joshua still wants her back!

Six weeks after they broke up, we’re told that Joshua Jackson wants to get back together with Diane Kruger. Pals of “The Affair” star say he’s still in love with the actress — whom he dated for 10 years until July.

“He never wanted the breakup in the first place,” said a source. “He’s pretty bummed out . . . Diane is currently wearing the pants and calling the shots with the breakup, but he wants to work things out with her,” the source continued.

Apparently Jackson has been dating other girls since the split, but his heart’s not really in the single life, the source added. Jackson was recently spotted having a marathon eight-hour lunch with “The Affair” co-star Ruth Wilson at Gemma. Shortly before the split, Kruger and Jackson moved into a New York apartment together, and the German actress said she was still mulling over whether to marry him. When asked by Net-a-Porter’s the Edit if Kruger — who is divorced — would ever consider tying the knot again, she replied, “Welcome to my dilemma.”

[From Page Six]

Now I’m sad for Joshua! I hoped that he would find love or lust with Ruth Wilson and/or some other women, but maybe he’s still hung up on Diane. And it’s sort of clear that Diane is moving on, and maybe she was the one who started this breakup process, possibly because she wanted to be with Reedus? Such a wicked web. God, the idea that a fine hunk of man like Joshua is flat-out pining for his ex-partner of a decade… it’s making me YEARN for him. I would do filthy things to him. I would make him forget Diane (probably not, but I would have a great time trying).



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  1. LB says:

    I thought the 8 hour marathon lunch/drink fest with a good friend was an obvious indication that he’s not over it. It’s what I would do anyway.

    Poor Pacey.

  2. nicole says:

    Josh Jackson is that one celebrity guy I feel weirdly personally attached to – and it seems that is common. Pacey forever. I hope Diane comes to her senses, he seems amazing.

    • lizzie says:

      pacey witter 4EVA was emblazoned on every notebook i owned in high school (and one i still have at work – its in the back cover though)

  3. als says:

    When you break up with the woman/ man you’ve been with for the last 10 years is normal to pine and have regrets IMO. It shows you have a brain and you value the years spent together.

    Of course, nowadays, the standard is to immediately jump into someone else’s bed and life and post pics on IG.

    • Kitten says:

      This. I don’t understand how people can just seemlessly move on to the next thing, unless you never really loved that person to begin with.

    • Maire3 says:

      als: And then delete / clear out that IG as if (like Kitten said) they never existed.

    • ds says:

      It’s been a year since my nine year long relationship ended and I didn’t even notice anyone else. It’s just me time now, and it’s not easy sometimes when all you want to do is to talk to that person. But maybe she was over it for a longer time. People have different pace of moving on and letting go.

      • Redgrl says:

        I tend to think that sometimes the “leave-er” has done their grieving for the relationship beforehand – i.e. during the time they were deciding whether to end things, weighing pros and cons, can things be fixed etc. Once the decision is made, you’re in a different place than the “leave-ee” – not saying it’s universal, but that’s how it was for me.

      • ds says:

        Agreed. It was like that for me too. So, I get it really, although I’m focusing selfishly on myself now 🙂

      • Redgrl says:

        DS – not selfish at all! After agonizing over a decision and following through – all the while
        grieving what couldn’t be – it’s time to look after yourself! Enjoy the journey! 😀

      • ds says:

        thank you Redgrl; you too 🙂

    • Sigh... says:

      “Of course, nowadays, the standard is to immediately jump into someone else’s bed and life and post pics on IG.”

      Or make it “official” on a red carpet or pap setup…

  4. Size Does Matter says:

    Kaiser, I’ll flip you for him.

  5. Qjoi says:

    I follow her on Instagram and she’s definitely not moping so I could believe this story. But they were photographed together within the last few weeks, though that could have just been completely platonic/friendly. Who knows, maybe they will work it out. I always liked them together and been such a fan of their careers.

  6. Kitten says:

    No, Kaiser, just NO. I’ve been calling dibs on this dude since Dawson’s.

  7. Barrett says:

    I know Pacey forever. Just think a man w feelings! Crazy.

  8. Crumpet says:

    I’ve never found Joshua Jackson attractive. But then I find Norma Reedus even less so. Especially after seeing him and Diane in that awful movie Sky together.

    • tracking says:

      I never found JJ attractive until I watched The Affair. Now I find him incredibly attractive! NR, not so much.

  9. Rose says:

    I can believe that he still loves her, 10 years is a long time. He needs to move on. Going by Diane’s IG, she started moving on, I think ages ago.

  10. InVain says:

    This makes me sad. You ladies can have him though…while I completely understand the attraction, I just DO NOT find him attractive at all… not sure why, but he just doesn’t do it for me. Either way, I hope he can move on and find happiness.

    • Alyce says:

      I never found him attractive until I watched him in Fringe. He is someone that is hotter when talking/moving and he has great personl charm, in and out of character.

    • sunny says:

      Yeah it’s a mystery. He looks like…and apparently is…a doormat. I like manly men and this guy is far far from manly.

  11. Rocio says:

    Diane, take him back! The World needs you as a couple.

  12. Fanny says:

    He looks really pasty IRL and that’s starting to show more and more in photos as well. I think he may need to find other hobbies other than 8-hour wine drinking sessions…

  13. alice says:

    I’m probably one of the few who could empathize with Diane bc I went through something similar years ago and I understand the fascination some women could have with the hot mess and bad boy image Reeds project. She probably loved Joshua very much but the sparkle after 10 years must have been gone, and whilst it’s something absolutely normal after so many years together, some people miss the thrill of it ( Diane) and some just accept the fact that relationships evolve, become something differ jet year after year (Joshua) She was bored and wouldn’t settle. I cannot blame her.

    • susiecue says:

      Yeah, if you’re not feeling it you’re not feeling it. Better not to string someone along. Still painful for both parties, and still really sad for precious Joshie.

  14. SM says:

    This piece of gossip looks like a rip off from the Affair plot line.

  15. Dani says:

    I don’t think he should get back together with her. If she’s willing to throw away ten years just because someone different crossed her path, she isn’t worth the effort. Sorry, Joshua.

  16. Vaya says:

    She talks about settling down and having kids. I don’t see Norman doing that. It’s sad.

  17. Reece says:

    That “Welcome to my dilemma” quote I think just may be it in a nutshell. Maybe Joshua wanted to make it legal and she just wasn’t into it…enter No-Strings Norman.
    In any case it’s going to be while before he can move on.
    You can be The Rebounder Kaiser. I’ll be here when he’s ready. 😀

  18. Hannah says:

    I will never understand why anyone wants a couple to get back together after someone has cheated. To me, that is betrayal and lying and selfishness and there is no going back once that trust is broken. Especially after a decade of being together, to just throw it away like that on what seems like a fling… nope. Indicative of something bigger and more serious being broken in the relationship. YMMV.

    • Mary Carol says:

      DK is nuts if she thinks she is having a relationship with Norman Reedus. He is having a fling. He has one with almost every actress he works with. On WD, he had one with the blonde girl who sang. When she left show, the fling was over. NR did SKY with DK, he had a fling. It continued while he was in Europe on vacation, but I think it ended when he went back to Atlanta. She is seeing JJ to make NR jealous, but it’s not going to work. In fact it will backfire. NR has said many times he is allergic to phony, and she is playing games with photos of JJ. NR is the classic bad guy. JJ is the classic good guy. She’s a fool.

  19. holly hobby says:

    Pacey, move on! You can do so much better!

  20. CF98 says:

    So I guess if this is legit those rumors of him and Katie were bogus then(which I kind of suspected as much but I was amused for a while)

  21. Britt says:

    Has anyone looked at the body language in the pictures? She is always looking at the camera and he is looking at her. Seems rather telling.

    • annie says:

      Josh looks like this at female fans and co-stars too – that´s his way to look at women.

  22. nona99 says:

    From the way he looked at her in pictures, it was clear that he was always more into her than she was him. She seems like more of a free spirit, and to some, his puppy dog devotion could be smothering (not me though- smother ME, Pacey). I think he wanted marriage, kids, the whole shebang. She waited to see if she would too, but in the end, she wasn’t into it. I remember way back when, he asked Rosario Dawson to marry him, but she said no, so we know he isn’t gun shy. I see Diane getting restless and not wanting to commit, and finding the idea of running off for something lighthearted with another free-spirit alluring.

  23. d says:

    It’s a tough call. Maybe she’s a free spirit and will be happy enough in life not to marry and maybe she’ll be lucky and always have someone around for company. Same goes for Rihanna, who seems very similar. On the other hand, they might be passing up someone who is perfectly fine and already has the qualities they might end up yearning for years down the line. Although, I might be projecting, having passed up someone in my youth and have regretted it ever since and not just because it is tough finding someone now. For Diane, if the ONLY reason she’s no longer with him is because she doesn’t believe in marriage…I don’t know, she might end up regretting that. If he’s otherwise The One, why wouldn’t you want to marry? So maybe she was never that into him anyway, which has got to sting for him. Maybe he should have moved on sooner, but who knows, really.

    • msd says:

      She’s been married before and it ended in an unpleasant divorce so I can understand her being reluctant after that. And they’ve both spoken about being children of divorce so they didn’t have a rosy view of marriage to begin with. Having kids (she’s 40 so I assume it would be the time to decide) may have been the issue rather than marriage. If one person does and the other doesn’t, well, that’s a pretty insurmountable problem.