Star: Lena Dunham calls ex-boyfriend Jack Antonoff ‘five times a day’

Lena Dunham spotted talking on the phone sitting on a park next to her hotel

Personally, I don’t think Lena Dunham is dealing with her breakup very well. She and Jack Antonoff broke up nearly one year ago, and he has clearly moved on. Lorde was maybe in the mix (who knows), but he’s dating Carlotta Kohl now. Lena swears up and down that they’re still friends, and she’s also made it clear that she’s still trying to keep in contact with Jack. Back in August, she even went on Twitter and shared the “list of baby names” they created when they were together. It seemed so… emotionally manipulative, but also just sad. Well, Star Magazine says that it’s still really sad and emotionally manipulative.

Lena Dunham is so dumbfounded by her breakup from Jack Antonoff that she still has him on speed dial – even though Jack wants to Lena to lose his number. “She calls Jack at least five times a day, all in the name of ‘friendship’ – and she always talks to him right before she goes to bed,” smirks a pal. “She’ll text him photos of her private parts at like 1 a.m. At that point, he just turns the phone off.”

And while Lena claims it’s perfectly normal to keep uncomfortably close to her ex, there’s one person who’s not so pleased: Jack’s new gal-pal Carlotta Kohl, who refuses to get serious with him until he tells Lena to leave him alone! After all, “Half the time she spent with him, he was on the phone with his ex!”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

I believe it. I mean, Lena is posting naked selfies on her Instagram, so you can just imagine what she’s sending to Jack too. I also believe she’s probably calling him a lot, forcing him to “remember” certain anniversaries, and generally just being clingy. But here’s the thing: he’s a little bit to blame too. They remind me of that couple that every single one of us has in their life: the couple breaks up, she can’t get over it, but he doesn’t shut her down either because he likes the attention and because he doesn’t have the maturity to be “the bad guy” and demand a clean break. Jack could tells Lena, “Please, stop doing this. I’m not going to answer your calls anymore,” but he’s not doing that. Which she sees as encouragement.

Lena Dunham out and about in New York City

Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala

Photos courtesy of WENN and Backgrid.

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  1. Slowsnow says:

    Am I reading an article about what an unreliable source of information and a writer speculate Dunham’s state to be? Is this speculative gossip? Meta!

  2. CharliePenn says:

    She is so forceful towards everyoneeee. I have no problem believing this either. He will lose his relationship if he doesn’t tell her to stop.
    Texting pictures of her lady parts at 1am? God damn. That’s some weird, obsessive, creepy stuff right there. And it seems like harassment.
    She is so embarrassing. Every time I go look at her insta I get more and more embarrassed for her!

  3. ValiantlyVarnished says:

    Simple solution to this: change your number, Jack. This is one of the easiest ways to remove toxic people from your life. And block her on social media. The fact that he is humoring her is why she won’t let go.

    • Chaine says:

      Exactly. He enjoys the drama on some level. Enjoys keeping his current girlfriend riled up. Enjoys his name staying in the news so that people vaguely remember he is someone peripherally famous.

      • CharliePenn says:

        It’s a shame because I personally find his music so dynamic and unique, he’s very talented. He doesn’t need this drama. He should keep the focus on his musical gifts .

  4. veroS says:

    It’s emotionally manipulative and she needs to cut it out.

    I do have a tiny bit of sympathy for her (even though I can’t stand her). I just looked up Carlotta Kohl and she’s this super hipster type model and very conventionally attractive (tall, blonde, thin). I do think Lena has a lot of insecurities and body confidence issues. Her constantly needing to tell everyone she likes how she looks doesn’t seem genuine.

    And she had so many health issues because of endometriosis and she’s a young woman who found out she’s infertile. As someone who is going through some of my own issues in that regard, I understand wanting to reach out to people who have been there for her in the past.

    But girl, this isn’t healthy! For you or him! Stop, especially with the public baby names!

  5. Eleonor says:

    Once I was with a boy who had an ex like that.
    It took me a while to understand what was going on and how bad it was for me. I ended up breaking with him.
    It is manipulative, selfish, and incredibly painful for the other person.
    That’s all I have.

  6. Queenb says:

    Judging from the top picture at least Lena is trying to pull her head out of her own ass. Always good when you see people understanding their problems and doing the work to be better version of themselves.

  7. Justwastingtime says:

    Who knows, maybe he is using Lena’s antics as a way to stop from having a serious relationship with his new girl. Maybe he just wants to screw around and “ crazy ex girlfriend “ is convenient for him.

    • Eleonor says:

      It’s awful from both of them.I hope the new girl quit his selfish a$s ASAP. I have been through something similar…the best thing you can do for yourself is RUN AWAY.

    • Clare says:

      Maybe he is wary that if he stands up to her she will publicly shame him as she has done several other people (unfairly, I might add). She has a higher profile than him, and possibly he is just trying to avoid negative publicity or being advise by his team to stand down.

      Lena seems pretty f-ing persistent and clingy, but I don’t know enough of him or his side of the story to hold her behaviour against him. Yet.

  8. GFYK says:

    He enabled her to be be her for years. What did he expect?

    • Lala11_7 says:

      Thank you for stating this…so I didn’t have too! In relationships…too often, we help create the monsters we want to get away from…. One thing I give Lena…is that she has ALWAYS showcased how needy and inappropriate she TRULY is…on screen and off ….


  9. Bubble bee says:

    In reality they probably still hookup occasionally and that is what keeps her attached to him because she’s hopeful for a reunion. Also it says a lot that his girlfriend is unhappy with the constant contact he has with Dunham but that he hasn’t done anything about it. I know everyone hates Lena, but honestly it takes two people to talk on the phone. So if she calls him five times a day, then he answers her calls five times a day. If she’s sending nudes I’m 100% sure he’s encouraging her to somehow. Let’s not put all the blame on Lena when clearly he still wants to have contact with her.

  10. tuille says:

    He could shut this down if he wanted to. He enables her behavior by taking her calls.
    Memo to new gf: Run, fast.

  11. saltandpepper says:

    Jesus take the wheel.

  12. Corporatestepsister says:

    This isn’t going to end well. Lena should be able to let go and I do believe that Jack should change his number and move on. Admittedly she might be in NY and seek him out, but changing the number should send a message that Lena should heed.

  13. Cara says:

    I just can’t get over that first picture. It is so cringeworthy!! Bless her heart. What a hot mess!

  14. Cara says:

    I just can’t get over that first picture. It is so cringeworthy!! Bless her heart. What a hot mess!

  15. K says:

    I went to an event where he was meant to act as moderator/interviewer but he wouldn’t let the real guest talk, made it about himself, wouldn’t wrap it up when he ran overtime and the building staff looked antsy to pack it in and go home, mocked audience members, etc. I can’t stand Lena Dunham, but she wasn’t the only annoying, immature person in that relationship.