Chris Pine and Sports Illustrated model Dominique Piek have broken up, according to a new report from US Weekly. Pine and Piek reportedly began dating in late 2011, and made their red carpet debut during the Cannes film festival in May 2012.
A source told US Weekly that the decision to break up was a mutual one, and that both Pine and Piek were too busy with their careers to really focus on a relationship, especially a long distance one.
A source told US Weekly, "It happened a while ago. It was a mutual call. They both needed their space. She has been very busy with her modeling work and traveling. He's got Star Trek and his other projects keeping him busy." The source adds, "It's hard for two people at their age and on their level. They'll both be just fine, though."
It's certainly true that it's difficult for celebrities to maintain long distance relationships, especially because of their work and travel commitments. Pine's 'Star Trek Into Darkness' is about to release in less than a month, and he has been travelling around the world for promotion. No doubt, he and Piek actually broke up a while ago but the issue is coming to light now due to the amount of attention on Pine's romantic life.