Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff, a couple whose combined creative output helped define popular media the first half of this decade, have split after five years of dating.
According to E!, the decision to call it quits was mutual. Citing an insider source (of course), the publication states the Girls co-creator and Bleachers frontman found themselves “growing apart,” but are still on good terms.
The split comes two months after Dunham said she believed she’d caught Antonoff planning a marriage proposal.
I thought jack was furtively planning a proposal 💍 to me with his sister and he just admitted I actually caught him “talking shit” about me!
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) November 2, 2017
Dunham and Antonoff first met in 2012 on a blind date. The couple enjoyed wild success in the years afterwards: in addition to Girls, Dunham’s memoir Not That Kind Of Girl hit #2 on the New York Times Best Seller list, and Antonoff snagged a boggling number of co-writing credits across the discographies of Taylor Swift and Lorde.
Dunham attended yesterday’s Golden Globes ceremony with Girls showrunner Jenni Konner, while Antonoff posted a photo of himself working in a studio.
Antonoff will be touring Australia next month with Bleachers in support of Paramore.