Their five-year romance was so low-key that they refused even to speak about each other in public.
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One pal explains: "Rupert hates the idea of being followed and photographed.
Keira partially had to accept it because of her rising profile. The pressure took its toll and both decided they should go their separate ways.
Sources close to the star said he was 'just a good friend' and they were having a night out to catch up as he is based in Los Angeles.
The star also partied with Jo Wood at new London burlesque club The Box.
Keira Knightley enjoys a late dinner with her boyfriend Rupert Friend in London, England on Tuesday (January 12).
The pair are both appearing in different West End theatre productions, but made time to enjoy a bite to eat at J. Keira, 24, arrived at 10pm, while Rupert, 28, arrived an hour after.
weather while out for a walk in the So Ho neighborhood with beau of at least a year, Rupert Friend, Keira Knightley was somehow able to keep warm despite her thin frame.
Keira Knightley was indeed out with her hunky manâ€¦ but this is not a picture of her Pirates of the Caribbean co-star, Orlando Bloom.
She's focused on her work."It's been a long ass while since our last Rupert Friend sighting, but it's very good to see that he and Keira Knightley are still together.
The long-time couple has split, according to the actress' father. They were together for quite a long time and it is always hard breaking up.
Knightley has become Britain’s best paid actress after earning Oscar and BAFTA nominations, a modelling contract with Chanel.