Michael Cera dumps girlfriend & co-star while they’re promoting movie

In kind of sad news about some up-and-comers, nerdy heart-throb Michael Cera, star of “Juno” and “Arrested Development,” has broken up with his longterm girlfriend, Charlyne Yi. The couple have been together for three years and made a film together called “Paper Heart,” which is set for release on August 14. While both have said that they will remain friends, I can’t help but think that the promotional tour for this film might be more than a little awkward. But on the flip side: ladies who love nerdy guys will be thrilled to know that he’s available.

Talk about awkward! Michael Cera has dumped his longtime love Charlyne Yi, 23 – just as the co-stars are beginning a lengthy promotional campaign for their comedy Paper Heart.

“Charlyne is beyond sad,” says a source. “And the breakup is so much harder because she’ll have to see him on tour.”

The three-year relationship fell victim to Michael’s skyrocketing career, says the source. His shoots kept them apart for long stretches of time- and it didn’t help that Michael, 21, has become a bit of a heart-throb.

“He’s been with her since before he was super-famous, and now all these girls fawn all over him,” says the source. “He’s just itching to date other people. As hard as it will be for Charlyne, he’ll probably be out with someone else very soon.”

[From Star magazine print edition, Aug. 10, 2009]

It is kind of a bummer about the timing of the breakup, but the guy is 21 years old. As cute a couple as Charlyne and Michael were, did she really think they were going to last forever? He’s barely a grown up. It’s normal for him to want to see what’s out there, especially now that women are actually giving him the time of day. Still, I feel for Charlyne. Most of the time when a guy dumps you, you can go on with your life and not have to see him again. She still has to promote this film with him. It won’t be easy.

Michael Cera and Charlyne Yi are shown in stills from Paper Heart. She’s also shown at a screening of the film, with Bai Ling, on 7/28/09. Those are her shoes. Credit: WENN.com

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  1. Kari says:

    Whoa – She’s not 33, she’s 23!

  2. yadira says:

    I was shocked too! She does not look 33! Im guessing the 23 is more accurate

  3. Annie says:

    Typos happen.

    And so do fashion disasters as this girl shows.

    Someone get her a stylist, stat!

  4. TaylorB says:

    Wait a second, when they started dating he was at the min 18 years old and she was 30? Well good for both of them, he finally got to peek and diddle with some girly naughtys and she had a strapping young fella who could go all night, fun but not necessarily a recipe for a lifelong relationship.

  5. Celebitchy says:

    Charlyne’s age is fixed. We type these print source articles in by hand and sometimes there are typos.

  6. Larissa says:

    nobody needs a styilist to look better than that…lol

  7. TaylorB says:

    Oops, didn’t see the age correction. Nevermind.

  8. Taradash says:

    if the media would have covered my first love I would have killed myself, i was crushed., …..\

  9. TaylorB says:


    They call if ‘first love’ for a reason, the subsequent loves are generally even better. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Trey says:

    This is pretty sad. Paper Heart looked really good, and the wondefulness of the movie fades greatly knowing that the two main characters of the docu-drama are no longer together. BOOHOO!

    Also, watch the trailer people! Very nice romantic movie that isn’t something Heigl would touch ;p
    trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZbqQ-aeXO0
    The little girl who says the perfect date is to take them to Applebees and feed them hot wings is a riot.

  11. Iggles says:

    wow, that really sucks for her ๐Ÿ™

    I wanted to see this movie, but now I’m going to be conflicted knowing they broke up. It would be different if they never dated at all..

    I hope Michael doesn’t come to regret letting her go. She seems genuine and I’m sure most of the girls after him are in it for the fame. It’s gonna be hard finding a “real” girl in hollyweird..

  12. Wench. says:

    Holy moly – that’s the first time I’ve seen that trailer and it looks a little too cute for me to comprehend. I’m going to explode puppies and glitter watching this, I can’t wait.

    On a side note, I find Charlyne Yi totally attractive. Her quirkiness is so appealing to me.

  13. Valensi says:

    Well, I don’t necessarily think that the fact that he’s “21 and a heartthrob” justifies the fact that he dumped her. I get the long-distance reason, cos that can be tough, but if he really did love her, he wouldn’t need to look into all of those girls fawning over him just cos he’s such a fantastic Paulie Bleeker.

  14. asiont says:

    oh, I love him, he’s super funny and so cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Karen says:

    @ Annie and Larissa

    No, Charlyne does not need a stylist! Ms. Yi is a total nerd icon and I love her fashion (or lack thereof in your opinion) sense! If you think she isn’t attractive enough to be a celebrity you clearly don’t have a clue about Charlyne’s comedy and work, nor about why her fans love her so much. Get a clue!

  16. nikki says:

    nice guy!(sarcasm)i know he’s young but he begins famous,he breaks with his former girlfriend and welcome starf*ckers!

  17. meow Mix says:

    Why feel sorry for her? Maybe he will be the one to look back on this and regret it. And maybe, just maybe she is somewhat relieved. You just don’t know when you are that young.

  18. KDRockstar says:

    Heartthrob? In what universe?

    Can’t stand his attitude. I hope he gets knocked around the Arrested Development movie set for being such an a-hole.

  19. rarahrarah says:

    they are both so not good looking ๐Ÿ™

  20. dtegirl says:

    Charlyne Yi was interviewed on a Canadian radio show this morning and vehemently denied that she ever dated Michael Cera. She was also surprised of the number of rumours that she was previously married.

  21. jzhz says:

    She’s very cute, and will likely find someone who actually cares for her soon. She’s only 23!

  22. daniel says:

    sorry she’s not cute, are you kidding me? I totally see why he’s dumping her, I mean come on…really…
    She has to compete with artificial blond bimbos, she will need to gets lots of work done to look like Megan Fox. Sad but true…

  23. orion70 says:

    “It is kind of a bummer about the timing of the breakup, but the guy is 21 years old. As cute a couple as Charlyne and Michael were, did she really think they were going to last forever?”

    Now i’d buy this argument if the couple were 14, but in their early 20’s ? Come on. You talk about her as if she’s some cougar hoping to get a commitment out of an 18 year old.

  24. Aspie says:

    Was this chick in Knocked Up?

  25. the original kate says:

    “she will need to gets lots of work done to look like Megan Fox.”

    daniel – why should she look like megan fox? why can’t she just look like herself, a natural, cute girl instead of a blow up doll?

  26. felix says:

    Haha. Megan Fox needed a lot of work to look like Megan Fox!

    I love love Yi!

  27. Kristen says:

    I think she is adorable, Michaeal Cerra not so much.

  28. NunyaBiz says:


  29. Amanda says:

    Truly sad! Just as long as Michael Cera stays away from the lohan types he’ll be fine!

  30. Lisa says:

    “Megan Fox needed a lot of work to look like Megan Fox!”

    You just made my day. ๐Ÿ˜€