Dakota Johnson Breakup With Boyfriend Comes On Heels Of ’50 Shades’ Debut

Dakota Johnson is single, but it’s not certain if she’s ready to mingle after her breakup. The Fifty Shades of Grey star is rumored to have split with her boyfriend, and the movie is said to be central in dimming the flame, according to a report out Friday by Us Weekly.

Just last month, Johnson, 25, said she was becoming terrified by her deluge of fame ahead of the movie that was inspired by E.L. James’ novel. Unnamed sources told the magazine that Dakota and boyfriend of six months, Matthew Hitt, broke up over the holidays. It’s almost like the actress predicted the turmoil in the days ahead from the film’s fame, but was left powerless to do anything to ward off the inevitable. Besides — says the source — her beau couldn’t cope with the onslaught of attention his gal was getting.

“Her life was getting too crazy and it wasn’t something that he wanted to be a part of. It wasn’t a bad break.”

Apparently, things fell apart in their romance last December. The couple was last snapped in public by photographers in New York two months ago. At the U.K. premiere of the film, Dakota confirmed the breakup when a reporter asked a question about her personal life. Her response was short, but it spoke volumes about her newly-single life.

“I don’t have a boyfriend.”

Dakota Johnson’s breakup took place before the film made its Friday the 13th debut in domestic box offices. Imagine that? Since then, the erotic film has smashed records worldwide, wrote Daily Mail.

However, Dakota didn’t let the breakup keep her away from her scheduled appearances to promote the film. Since she and the Welsh model/musician split, Johnson has been busy on the red carpet.

The brunette is the daughter of actor and actress parents, Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. But even with that bloodline, the rigors of marketing the Fifty Shades movie was challenging, as Dakota said in a recent Vogue interview. And to Johnson’s point, her relationship took a hit.

“It’s just the most insane thing to be a part of/ I’ve never experienced anything like this; I don’t think anyone has. It’s terrifying—and it’s exciting.”

Although it appears that Dakota Johnson’s breakup is official, and the marketing whirlwind for the movie is over, she’s not staying out of the limelight. Sources say she is slated to be a presenter at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood on Sunday. Check your local listings for times and channels.

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