Dakota Fanning really kept the news of her split from model Jamie Strachan under wraps!
It wasn’t until her interview for the October issue of Town & Country it was revealed the 22-year-old star and her 35-year-old beau had “recently” broken up after nearly three years together!
While she didn’t touch upon it for the magazine, Dakota did dish about keeping her private life… well, private:
“I’m a very private person. I’ve been thinking lately about how much do I care what other people’s preconceived notions of me are. They definitely exist. They always will, to an extent, because I’ve been acting for 16 years already and I’m 22.”
The American Pastoral actress also added:
“I was raised by very traditional Southern parents with Southern manners. You don’t air your dirty laundry to people that aren’t your family or your friends. Why would I ever want to portray myself as anything other than together?”
It sounds like Dakota is doing just fine following the break up, though dating hasn’t been easy. She explained:
“The way I prefer to meet someone is through a friend ├óΓé¼┬ª [They’re] most likely not a freak. I find dates, in general, horrific. We have to sit there and ask these questions and pretend to eat a meal, and it just feels so stiff.”
Maybe Fanning will have more luck on non-traditional dates?? Anyway, we’re sure she’s going to have guys lining up with this news!
[Image via Pacific Coast News Online.]