Rupert Friend and Keira KnightleyActress Keira Knightley has reportedly split from her boyfriend of five years, Rupert Friend.

According to The Sun, the relationship was already on the rocks in December, and the couple made a mutual decision to part ways after a heart-to-heart conversation before Christmas.

"Yes, they have broken up," Knightley's father, Will Knightley, confirmed to the newspaper. "But that's the way things go, unfortunately."

He continued, "They were together for quite a long time, and it is always hard breaking up. She's focused on her work."