Check out a few new photos of RF from the reception with his mother as well as the gala premiere.
(source: Photos by Bauer Griffin | zimbio.com)
Rupert and his mom, Caroline Friend attend the reception before the English National Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker at St Martins Lane Hotel, December 15, 2010.
Speaking of Rupert, Is our favorite real-life P&P couple, Keira Knightley and Rupert Friend six-year romance on the rocks? Say it isn't so?!?
Rumors are floating around in various British gossip sites about them splitting up and I thought I might as well post it here. It's not confirmed yet, but let's hope it's not true. Could it be that Keira's busy rehearsing her new broadway show, "The Children's Hour" (rehearsals started last November and it'll premiere January 2011), so that was probably why she didn't get to accompany Rupert? They won't always be seen together and just because she's not with him (and vice versa) does not mean, they're not together. Who knows though, but we'll find out soon enough if they're still together or not. Lets hope for the former and not the latter as I like these two together.
Anyway, here's one of articles from the UK's Daily Mail:
Is Keira's romance on the rocks?
Just the other day, lissom Sienna Miller was talking about how much she envied Keira Knightley’s perfect life and wonderful relationship with handsome actor Rupert Friend.
But now I hear that all may not be well with Britain’s most bank-able film star’s five-year romance with Friend.
The first hint of possible problems came last week when Rupert — who first met Pirates Of The Caribbean star Keira when they appeared in the film version of Pride And Prejudice — arrived without her at the London Coliseum gala production of English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker.
On Rupert’s arm was his mother, Caroline. ‘We all wondered where Keira was, because it was a magical show,’ says a fellow guest. ‘But Rupert offered no explanation.’
Other guests at the high-profile event included Kate Moss, Sadie Frost and Natascha McElhone, who greeted Rupert in the interval with hugs and kisses.
And although Rupert looked happy enough that evening, friends fear that behind his smiles, all has not been entirely well with his live-in relationship with Keira, 25. Indeed, some are saying it could be all over between them.