“Family Guy” and “Ted” creator Seth MacFarlane and “Games of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke are no longer together after six months of dating E! News reported Tuesday.
An anonymous source released the announcement attributing the 39-year-old actor and 25-year-old actress’s long distance relationship as the reason for the break up.
“It was really a location challenge. She has been in Europe shooting “Games of Thrones” and he is based in California, so it was hard to make it work despite the distance,” said the source, who claims the pair have remained friends.
Clarke is currently staring as Audrey Hepburn’s iconic character of Holly Golightly in the Broadway production of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.
Recent reports that MacFarlane is dating his co-star Charlize Theron, 37, were recently shut down. The two are currently working together on the comedy western film “A Million Ways to Die in the West”.
MacFarlane's recent hosting gig at the Academy Awards last month, in which he had a quick scene on-stage scene with Theron, was praised Saturday by the show’s producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan.
“We were really, really proud of Seth MacFarlane. He did an amazing job. He did the job we wanted him to do. Seth is irreverent—he comments on things that happen in our culture and that’s what he did. We thought he did an extraordinary job,” Meron told The Hollywood Reporter.
Some groups, including the Parents Television Counil, were not as impressed by MacFarlane's performance which included the song “We Saw Your Boobs”, listing actresses who have famously gone topless in film roles and joking about Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.
The council called the performance “graphic” and “anti-Semitic” urging TV viewers to sign a petition to disallow the actor from hosting the event in the future.
The actor previously Tweeted that he would never host the awards show again.
“No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though [sic]," he said.
MacFarlane’s comments may have caused a stir among some viewers, but Zadan said the responses were mainly positive, especially among the youngest demographics.
“I spoke to somebody yesterday and they were disappointed that he didn’t go further. So you can’t really gauge; somebody thinks it’s too much, some people think its just enough,” said Zadan.
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