All those Felicity Jones fans out there: we hate to break it to you, but the Inferno actress is taken! That’s right, Jones has been dating British commercial director Charles Guard for the past 18 months, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Virtually nothing has been released about the couples’ romance– in fact, apart from the Hollywood Reporter’s article, there is no mention of Jones dating anyone. This isn’t all too surprising– the actress likes to keep a low profile. (In fact, an article written by the Telegraph specifically states, “veer too much towards [Jones’s] personal life and the shutters come down.”)
Before Guard, Jones was in a ten-year relationship with sculptor and artist, Ed Fornieles. The two met while Jones was at Oxford, and Fornieles was attending the Ruskin School of Art. They lived together in Bethnal Green, East London, before splitting in 2014. Jones tells Mirror, “I have had love and I have lost love and I was just in a very long relationship that was very important to me but unfortunately it broke down. But I learned so much from that relationship and I am glad that person was very, very important to me and I had him in my life.”
After the split, Fornieles painted a picture of himself and Jones with the children they’ll never have together. He told Mirror, “It’s the first personal work that I’ve ever made, having been in a relationship for 10 years. Frasier Crane talks about something quite interesting, which is that when a relationship ends, you’re mourning a death. And I think it’s not the death of a relationship but the death of the future you were going to have with that person.”
What’s Jones up to these days? She’s gearing up for the release of her new film with Tom Hanks, Inferno. She is also starring in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off Rogue One, which has been kept ultra secret.