Jason and Alexis have parted ways (Picture: Greg Doherty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Jason Segel and his girlfriend Alexis Mixter have split after over seven years together.
Alexis, 42, confirmed the news on Instagram, saying they remain best friends and she will ‘never stop loving [Jason] unconditionally’.
She shared an throwback selfie of them and wrote: ‘This is a photo of two best friends. This guy and I have shared so much life together. Changed each other at a soul deep level. All for the better. The depth of our bond was something I could never have anticipated. I’ve never spent so much time with another person, grown so much alongside someone else, laughed so much, cried so much, shared so much.
‘It is odd to write about the end of a relationship, especially when the friendship that still exists is so full of life. But change happens and we made the decision quite a while ago to let ourselves grow away from what our relationship had been and into what it was becoming. Announcing a breakup on social media is a strange feeling.
‘Some won’t understand why it is necessary and that’s okay. Having a public romantic relationship is not easy. Ending one feels like navigating a road that doesn’t even exist. We are private people when it comes to our personal lives and I intend to keep it that way. My feelings while writing this are only ones of love and gratitude. Gratitude to the universe for putting this man in my life the way it did and then allowing us the grace to decide that what we had, could become more. Because that is what our friendship feels like. More. More than either of us could have asked for in another person.’
Alexis continued: ‘This post is a tribute to love and friendship and those relationships that make life worth living. Thank you J for being my best friend. The person who shares all my favorite jokes, sees who I really am and all I want to be, loves me unconditionally and makes me always strive to be bigger and better than I was yesterday. I will never stop cheering you on with every cell of my body. I will never stop loving you unconditionally.’
Friends wished Alexis and Jason well under the post, with Dawn O’Porter writing: ‘So many forever friends made out of this love that we all love.’
Lily Collins’ fiance Charlie McDowell added: ‘You are a special person. Both of you are lucky to have each other in your lives.’
The couple rarely spoke about each other publicly, but in December 2019, Alexis shared an assortment of pictures of the actor to mark her 41st birthday and their sixth anniversary, writing: ‘We are so blessed. It hasn’t always been easy but love makes it all worth it.’
She also posted a tribute to Jason in January 2020 to mark his 40th birthday, writing: ‘I’m inspired by you every day and you’ve taught me that my heart is big enough to hold more love than I ever imagined. Thank you for being my best friend above all else. I’m so happy you were born. Here’s to 40 more happy birthdays, I love you.’
Jason, 41, has yet to comment on the split.
The couple had kept their relationship low-key (Picture: Getty)
The pair began dating in December 2013, but kept their relationship low-key, only making their first red carpet appearance together in January 2016, when they attended a Sean Penn-hosted charity event together.
The same year, Alexis accompanied her boyfriend to the Oscars Vanity Fair party and the Independent Spirit Awards.
Jason is best known for his role as Marshall Eriksen in How I Met Your Mother, as well as cult TV series Freaks and Geeks and films including Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Five-Year Engagement and The Muppets.
He will next be seen in the Apple TV+ movie The Sky Is Everywhere, an adaptation of the Jandy Nelson novel.
Prior to dating Alexis, the actor was in a year long relationship with Michelle Williams, who he met through their mutual friend and his Freaks and Geeks co-star Busy Philipps.Credit: Original article published here.