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Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff have split after almost six years together.

According to reports, the couple mutually decided to go their separate ways in December 2017 after they realised they were “growing apart.”

A source told E! News: “It was mutual. Jack and Lena were growing apart and it just made sense for them to end their relationship where it was.”

“They want the best for each other no matter what. They are both moving on.”

The pair met on a blind date set up by Jack's sister in 2012 and the attraction was instantaneous.

The Girls creator and Bleachers frontman moved in together shortly after, telling PEOPLE that their living situation was “pretty normal in terms of everyday life” and admitted that the biggest struggle was “trying to find something new and exciting for dinner.”

The former couple were never engaged to be married, despite a number of rumours throughout their relationship, and Lena admitted that she enjoyed the lack of pressure.

“I am not against marriage in any way, but I do like the fact that Jack and I have placed zero pressure on ourselves about it,’ she said in February 2017.

“I have friends who have met someone, married them and got divorced during the period of time that Jack and I have been dating. We are as close as you can get to a pair of 100-year-old people. Every night we go home, walk our dogs, put them into their crates, take melatonin, watch 20 minutes of TV, then we go to sleep. It is the schedule of ancient, ancient people.”

Meanwhile, Lena has been criticised of 'jumping on the Time's Up bandwagon', after actress Tess Thompson accused the star of not being present during the “countless hours of work” that went into the new anti-harassment campaign.

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Lena Dunham was one of many straight people in the world who vowed that she would not be walking down the aisle until it was legal for every person to do so, regardless of their gender.

But with the American Supreme Court’s ruling on the 26th June that same-sex marriage is to be made legal in all 50 states, the road is now wide open for the Girls star to take the plunge.

After the news broke she even tweeted her boyfriend of three years, Bleachers and Fun frontman, Jack Antonoff saying, “get on it, yo.”

But now that she has the option to don “the fluffy white dress”, the question is, does she actually want to?

The 29-year-old penned a letter to The New Yorker where she explained her own confusing feelings about the institution of marriage.

Ms Dunham explained how it was easy to reject marriage as a self-sacrifice but that when the requirement for her to do so disappeared, their decision all of a sudden didn’t seem like so much a sacrifice.

“Just two days earlier, we had been living in a world where marriage wasn’t an option, or, rather, was an option that we had postponed for ourselves,” she revealed.

“And, instead of a hardship, this limbo had been a saving kind of relief, a limitless breathing space that allowed our relationship to grow without any of the tortured questions of legal commitments and ring settings that seem to plague so many sooner than they might want.”

Lena described how after the ruling came through, she was bombarded with messages from friends and family asking about her own big day.

“Now you can get married!” “Hello, bride to be <3” “So, when’s the wedding?” were just a few of the message she was getting.

So, is the countdown on? Will we be seeing Ms Dunham skipping down the aisle wearing white frills any time soon?

It doesn't appear that there will be a Mr and Mrs Antonoff just yet. "I like being a guest, for now," Lena admitted. "Aunt Bonnie, keep the dress in the box. But don't throw it away." At least she's not ruling it out anyway. 

And if real life marriage is off the cards, we at least hope that she gives us a Girls wedding sometime soon. With Marnie and Dessy having fallen apart our next best hope is Hannah and the new guy!

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It's been a huge day in American history, with the US Supreme Court ruling that states can no longer ban same sex-marriage. In effect, gay marriage has now been legalised all over the US, something LGBT campaigners have fought for for years.

One person who is definitely excited about the good news is Girls creator and star Lena Dunham.

Although she is not in a same-sex relationship, the actress has spoken out openly in support of marriage equality many times, and even famously said that she and her boyfriend Jack Antonoff would not wed until it was legal for everyone else to do the same.

"The idea of having a celebration that can't be fully shared among all the people in my life and all the people that we love just doesn't really feel like a celebration at all," she explained on The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this year. 

And after today's landmark ruling, it seems the actress doesn't want to wait a minute longer to tie the knot:

Subtle as a brick, Lena.

The actress also took the opportunity to tell her fellow citizens not to stand down in their fight for equality in all parts of life. "Let's use this victory as a reminder to keep pushing for equality on every frontier. We have the power!" she wrote.

The issue of LGBT marriage is one that's close to home for Lena, as her younger sister Grace came out at the age of 17. Lena described the moment as a "huge turning point for me in my understanding of the issues facing LGBTQ people."

We bet there will be celebrations in the Dunham house this evening!

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Actress Lena Dunham is getting pretty serious with her boyfriend Jack Antonoff!

The star spoke to Howard Stern recently about her long-term relationship, referring to Jack as her "life partner." Although the couple have just moved in together, Lena says they won't be getting married any time soon – for a very good reason.

"We're not against marriage, but I wanna wait," said the Girls actress. "My sister's gay and it just doesn't feel good to me to do something she can't do."

"She can do it in some places but not all places," said Lena. Gay marriage is currently only legal in 19 out of 50 US states.

Sounds like she's following in the footsteps of Brad and Angelina, who famously said they'd wait to tie the knot until gay marriage was legal in every state – a promise which they seem to have backed out of!

Lena said that despite their busy schedules, her and Jack are closer than ever. "We met and the day after we were apart for three months and so our relationship was sort of formed long distance, like that's what I became used to," she revealed. "But now, for the most part, we see each other…we try not to be apart for more than a week or two."

Well, we hope the couple can say their vows sooner rather than later!

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