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Keira Knightley dated Jamie Dornan in the past, but they broke up in August, 2005. Keira Knightley dated Jamie Dornan for 2 years. Keira Knightley is currently married to James Righton.

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Keira Knightley

Entertainment - Actress

Why Famous: Elizabeth Swann Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean films

Age: 31 (b. 3/26/1985)

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Jamie Dornan

Entertainment - Actor

Why Famous: Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey and Sheriff Graham on Once Upon a Time

Age: 34 (b. 5/1/1982)

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Event Start Date Length
Dating 8/2003 2 years
Broke Up 8/2005 --
 Total2 years

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Where and/or how did Keira Knightley and Jamie Dornan meet?

They met at a Manhattan photo shoot for Asprey London in August 2003.

Why did Keira Knightley and Jamie Dornan break up?

They broke up because Jamie began to feel 'second rate' to Keira's fame.

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Classic Quotes by Keira Knightley and Jamie Dornan about their relationship:

"The song ['Only on the Outside'] hurts so much when I sing it. It's about the difficult times in a relationship. We were so in love. I was intimidated by certain things that came with her fame and I felt out of my depth. It's still hard to talk about it." Jamie Dornan 5/2006
"[We] have decided to call a halt to [our] relationship in its current phase but [we] remain completely committed to each other as friends and will continue to see each other in this capacity." Jamie Dornan 8/9/2005
"I think it's important to make time for the people in your life who you love and who love you back." Keira Knightley 7/2005
"There is a big pressure when you go out with someone such as Keira. The man is meant to be the alpha in the relationship on the money and power front, and clearly I was not. You feel like you have to be dominant in other areas and that causes problems." Jamie Dornan 2/2006

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