LaBeouf was spotted cozying up to a mystery blonde at the Magic Castle in Hollywood on Saturday night, leading the gossip media to wonder what happened to his girlfriend of 2-years, Karolyn Pho. Reportedly, the two quietly split some time ago.
Though LaBeouf usually guards his private life (until after the break-up, at least) he has spoken fondly about Pho in the past. The Lawless star has credited Pho, a stylist, for helping him “grow up” since their relationship began in early 2011. The two reportedly met at a karaoke night in Echo Park.
An early sign of trouble may have been a painful-looking public fight between the two earlier this year. At the time, gossip media thought that the dust-up may have been over LaBeouf’s decision to chase a role in Lars Von Trier’s upcoming The Nymphomaniac, which is said to include un-simulated sex scenes. Both LaBeouf and Pho denied this at the time.
Still, the two seemed to be a good couple (because you didn’t hear much about them) and a solid paring. Despite this, sources say they actually broke up “a while ago,” reports The Daily Mail.
Us Weekly is also confirming that the two have split.
Take it with a grain of salt, but sources for gossip site RadarOnline said that LaBeouf’s career began to hurt his relationship with Pho. Said the source:
“Karolyn gets that Shia likes to go method and appreciates his artistic integrity. However, she thinks performing a real sex scene in a movie is going too far. But Karolyn doesn’t want him having sex with somebody else – simple. She’s begged Shia to ask Lars if it’s possible to make the scenes appear real, rather than shoot them real.”
Either way, LaBeouf and Pho are no mo’.