A strong source close to the couple has said that the pair has amicably parted ways.
The split was totally amicable and they remain friends.
The 36-year-old Ethiopian-Irish actress was never shy to gush about the 39-year-old English actor, during their relationship.
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The former couple first met while working together in UK National Theatre’s production of Phedre in 2009 and eventually started an affair. They have also worked on various other projects together, including the AMC sitcom Preacher and the 2016 action movie Warcraft.
During an interview with Harper's Bazaar in November 2017, the Oscar-winning actress said that she loves working with the Mama Mia! star because “he’s got my back and I’ve got his.”
It would be so lonely if he wasn’t there. People say, ‘Never go out with an actor.’ But if you were with someone with a normal job and one of you had to go away, how would that work?
Additionally, in July 2017, Ruth even told The Edit that she was constantly thinking about starting a family with Dominic.
By the time you’re in a great relationship, it’s like, ‘Oh, I’m 35. Sh—t.’ So there is part of your thinking that is, ‘Do I want kids? When? If? How?’ It’s there, all the time, preoccupying me. And that’s not being an actor, it’s being a woman. I don’t know what [job] really creates a safe space for a woman to have a time out, prolong the human race and return to work in a very supportive way.