After a lonely winter Keira Knightley enters a romantic spring! She had a break-up with boyfriend Rupert Friend in December and hasn’t gone out with a suitor since then. But now she goes about in the company of James Righton, keyboard man with the Klaxons. He may have not stolen her heart yet, but he does steal kisses – as could be observed by people who visited a park in East London on April 10.
Knightley, 26, took her time getting over the split with Friend, whom she had been dating for five years. She is known for preferring not to discuss men in her life, but her father William spoke of it to The Daily Mail as of a “very unfortunate” turn of events. According to him, it was a hard decision for both parties to make, but they will live it down and go on as friends.
Establishing a relationship is another difficult task for the Pirates of the Caribbean star – what with a lot of work. As she shared with Marie Claire, she understands that career is not the only thing that matters for one can end up lonely. “I think you’ve got to strive for balance,” she said. “It’s the striving that counts.”
Knightley came to know Righton, 27, through a friend, Alexa Chung. They are reported to have been dating for more than a month.