As she stepped out in London's Chinatown this week, the actress was dwarfed by her handsome mystery companion
Knightley's last relationship, which was with actor Rupert Friend, lasted for five years. The break-up followed weeks of speculation that gruelling work commitments had driven the actors apart.
Mr Knightley, 64, said, "It wasn't a decision that either of them took lightly. I know they gave it a great deal of thought. I don't think there was any one thing that led to their break-up - it was a whole raft of things, I think," reports the Daily Mail.
"It's very unfortunate, but Keira is coping well and is focusing on a new West End play that she is opening. She is getting on with things. I know that she and Rupert will remain great friends," he added. (ANI)