Another Hollywood couple is no more, just a year after they started dating. According to multiple reports, Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky have broken up. But since things reportedly ended so amicably between them, why did they split? Unfortunately, there isn't a clear answer to that question, but it does sound like they're going to remain friends long after their romantic relationship has come to an end. Bustle has reached out to reps for both Lawrence and Aronofsky, but did not receive an immediate reply.
According to what a source told Entertainment Tonight, the couple, who met while filming Mother!, decided to call it quits last month, even though they've been seen in public since then. In fact, a separate source said that when they attended the Governors Awards earlier this month, they were friendly, which is great to hear. But so far, nothing about the reason behind their split has been confirmed.
Considering how well it sounded like their relationship was going in recent interviews, it's pretty surprising to hear that they've broken up. But even without Lawrence or Aronofsky explaining what went wrong, it's easy to narrow down what could have happened, even though the only way to know for sure is if either of them decide to come clean about it themselves.
One of the major challenges for so many Hollywood relationships is obviously their schedules. With how busy both Lawrence and Aronofsky are in their careers, it wouldn't be surprising if that had something to do with it. Of course, they did get to work together on Mother!, but since then, it seems like they've been busy with their own stuff. Lawrence has movies like Red Sparrow and yet another installment of X-Men in the pipeline, while Aronofsky is producing two more films that are set for a 2018 release. That's a lot of work that likely results in them spending plenty of time apart, which can be really difficult on any relationship, not just on one that exists in the spotlight.
And then, there's the age difference. Since Lawrence is 27 and Aronofsky is 48, that makes them 21 years apart, which could end up being a big deal for some couples. An age gap like that could definitely result in figuring out they're incompatible after being together awhile, too, especially if they've found they're just in different places in their lives.
But, is it also possible that they broke up because of Lawrence's obsession with reality TV? That would make for a great reality TV plot. In particular, Lawrence loves Keeping Up With The Kardashians — and it's something Aronofsky seemingly disapproves of. In August, Lawrence told Vogue that he finds her love for the Kardashians "so vastly disappointing," and that when he found out she was watching KUWTK to de-stress while filming Mother!, he said he "wasn't involved in that."
"I just ignored it," he told E! News when asked about Lawrence's KUWTK habit on set. "That's her own thing."
Ignore one of the greatest reality television families to have ever walked this Earth? Is that even possible? If Lawrence did decide to cut things off because he was Kardashian-shaming her, can you really blame her? She doesn't need that kind of negativity in her life. Nobody does.
All jokes aside and regardless of the reason behind their breakup, it's great to hear that Lawrence and Aronofsky have remained amicable post-split, and hopefully, it will stay that way, since they've always spoken so highly of each other and their talent.
It's always sad when a relationship ends, but it sounds like for these two, it might be for the better. There's gotta be the perfect Kardashians-loving guy out there for Lawrence somewhere, right?