Jason Segel and his long-term girlfriend Alexis Mixter have decided to end their relationship.
After eight years together, the Forgetting Sarah Marshall star and his beau announced their separation quietly via Instagram.
“This is a photo of two of my closest friends,” she captioned her selfie with Segel. “This guy and I have been through so much together. They profoundly altered one another’s souls. Everything is for the better.”
The artist continued, stating that she had no idea the “depth” of their connection, admitting that she had never been in a relationship where she “grows so much, laughs so much, cries so much, and shares so much.”
“It’s strange to write about the end of a relationship, all the more so when the friendship that remains is so vibrant,” the 42-year-old continued. “However, change occurs, and we decided a long time ago to allow ourselves to grow away from what our relationship had been and towards what it was becoming.”
Segel has made no public statements about the breakup.
The 41-year-old actor and Mixter began dating in December 2013 and made their first red carpet appearance together in 2016 at a fundraiser hosted by Sean Penn.
Although the pair has largely remained out of the spotlight, Mixter paid a touching tribute to Segel last year on the occasion of his 40th birthday.
“I’m a day late because yesterday was spent celebrating you, unplugged and surrounded by friends and family,” she wrote alongside a photo of Segel.
“You’ve accomplished so much and come so far in your 40 years on this planet. Every day, you inspire me, and you’ve taught me that my heart is capable of holding far more love than I ever imagined. Thank you for being, above all else, my best friend.”
“I’m overjoyed that you’ve been born,” she continued. “Here’s to another 40 wonderful birthdays, I adore you.”
- Jason Segel & Alexis Mixter: Instagram