Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff Split After 5 Years Together
The breakup was amicable.
Lena Dunham and Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff have amicably split after five years together, a representative for Dunham confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
Dunham, 31, and Antonoff, 33, began dating in 2012 after being set up on a blind date and have since become deeply entwined in each other's lives. Antonoff, who has produced for Lorde and Taylor Swift, regularly appeared in Dunham's social media feeds, and in 2013 the Girls creator directed a short film for Rachel Antonoff — Jack's fashion designer sister — to showcase the fall collection. She also wrote a script for Rachel's spring 2016 performance presentation.
Dunham had once tweeted that she and Antonoff would not marry until same-sex marriage was legal. In 2015, after the Supreme Court legalized marriage for all, Dunham penned an essay regarding the status of her relationship for The New Yorker. "Had a perfectly earnest moral and political stance actually been a convenient stalling tactic?" she wrote of the deal she had kind-of-seriously made with Antonoff. "The fact is that wanting everyone to have the right to marry and wanting to be married are two very different things."
Neither has candidly addressed the conscious uncoupling on their own social media feeds. Dunham, however, posted an inspirational Instagram on Monday evening reading, "Starting over is the beautiful moment you choose yourself," along with the caption, "forever love."
Dunham's name also cropped up in the headlines this week after Tessa Thompson, who attended a Time's Up meeting with Dunham ahead of the Golden Globes, called the actress' appearance a "surprise" and seemed to criticize her lack of involvement with the organization. Dunham told IndieWire in response that it was "for highly personal reasons" that she was unable to join previous efforts. "But being asked to be a part of this celebratory moment was truly beautiful," she added. "I’ve worked with Tessa and respect her artistry and admire her consistent candor.”
Thompson took to Twitter to retract her comments on Tuesday, writing, "I, in no way, want to diminish Lena Dunham and her work, her voice and her importance."