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Lena Dunham & Jack Antonoff's Breakup Was Reportedly 'Drawn Out'

Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff‘s break up was reportedly a long time coming.

The 31-year-old actress stepped out following the split on Thursday afternoon (January 11) in West Hollywood, Calif.

According to Us Weekly, the break up took place over the past six months.

“They had been slowly breaking up for the last six months. It was very drawn out. They took forever to actually break up,” the source said.

They added, “It just took way too long to pull off the bandaid.”

Lena and Jack dated for five years after being set up on a blind date. Jack is reportedly seeing someone else.

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Lena Dunham Steps Out For the First Time Since News of Jack Antonoff Split

Lena Dunham is heading out!

The 31-year-old actress was spotted stepping out for the first time since news broke of her split with Jack Antonoff on Tuesday (January 9) in Los Angeles.

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Lena was seen getting a big hug from a friend while walking down the street.

During an Instagram Live earlier in the day, Lena revealed that she was still wearing a ring that Jack gave her.

“I’ll always wear [it] because love is a really cool, powerful, eternal thing,” she said during the brief broadcast.

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Lena Dunham Seemingly Responds to Recent Criticism

Lena Dunham did an Instagram Live earlier today where she seemingly addressed various stories about her, including Tessa Thompson‘s comments about her involvement in Time’s Up and her breakup with Jack Antonoff.

While she didn’t name any one situation directly, Lena said, “A lot of people were saying really sweet things to me on my Instagram and wanting to know how I was feeling. The thing that I wanted to say was just that, you know, when you’ve had this job for as long as I have, which is seven or eight years now, and you’ve caused some mayhem at times, the internet doesn’t necessarily have the same power that it used to.”

She continued, “When you’ve had this job for as long as I have, you love and admire and are so grateful for the people who show you care. You feel so much gratitude for the care and passion that’s shown to you by the people who admire your work and the rest of the people kind of melt away, because they’re pixels and you’ve got to know what’s in your own heart.”

“I just feel so lucky that I’ve gotten to be a part of so many amazing moments and movements in my career. And I feel really at peace with the fact that there are moments when you are the hero and moments when you are the villain and moments when you are magic and moments when you are less magic. You know what, it’s a journey that has strengthened me in ways that are really, really powerful,” Lena added.

Lena spoke about how she was wearing a ring given to her by Jack, adding, “I’ll always wear [it] because love is a really cool, eternal powerful, eternal thing. It doesn’t have to be defined the way we, in Western culture, define it — as beginning and ends. Things can be, ‘You’re a drop of water and you reenter the ocean.’”

Tessa Thompson Clarifies Comment About Lena Dunham & Time's Up

Tessa Thompson is clarifying a statement she made about Lena Dunham‘s participation in the Time’s Up movement.

If you don’t know, Tessa posted a photo on Instagram over the weekend of stars including Michelle Williams, Reese Witherspoon, Rashida Jones, Tracee Ellis Ross, Emma Stone, and Lena and thanked them for their participation.

A fan quickly called out the moment that Lena defended an accused man who worked with her on Girls, and Tessa responded, “Lena was not anywhere present in our group during the countless hours of work for the last two months. We hosted an open house for the actresses for red carpet messaging and Lena presence was a surprise to us all. This is a time of reckoning. And for many, a re-education. So many women also have real work to do. I’m afraid it’s too nuanced a conversation to have on this platform. But I hear you, and know that your thoughts and words are not lost on me. It’s been discussed.”

Now, Tessa is clarifying what she wrote.

“I sometimes lack finesse in navigating social media. Hard to discuss issues with nuance there. A response I made to comments on an Instagram became fodder for a piece that I believe was designed to create conflict where there isn’t any. It’s perhaps more complex than that. But I, in no way, want to diminish Lena Dunham and her work, her voice, and her importance. We have spoken and she knows my heart. I feel a responsibility to women that have sometimes felt ignored, dismissed, and underrepresented. They are my beacons. I regret that my words were misinterpreted to distract from the most important thing: The Time’s Up campaign is for everyone, in all capacities, contributions big and small. It doesn’t belong to any one. It is for us all. The beauty of this huge collaboration has been a group of countless committed people who have come together for a shared purpose. To create change. And it is such a powerful thing. I stand, humbled, with everyone involved. Linked not ranked,” Tessa posted in a statement on Twitter.

Lena Dunham & Jack Antonoff Break Up After Five Years Together

Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff have called it quits after five years of dating.

The longtime couple broke up back in December, a source confirms to JustJared.com.

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

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

Lena and Jack first began dating in 2012, after being set up on a blind date.