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Taron Egerton 'splits from girlfriend Emily Thomas' after six years together

Taron Egerton has reportedly split from his longtime girlfriend Emily Thomas after six years of dating. 

The Rocketman actor recently pulled out of his West End play for ‘personal reasons’ and a source now claims he’s been dealing with a break-up behind the scenes. 

He is said to have deleted photos of Emily, an assistant director on blockbusters such as Wonder Woman, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Justice League, from his Instagram page, and is reportedly signed up to dating app Raya in hopes of moving on. 

A source claimed: ‘Taron and Emily have both been really busy for the past year and it put a lot of pressure on their relationship. 

‘They have separated and it hasn’t been easy for either of them. He is taking some time for himself now but he is open to meeting someone else soon.’ 

‘He has been putting himself out there on Raya in the hopes he can ease himself back into dating,’ they added to The Sun. 


It’s not the first time Taron and Emily have split as the couple also called time on their relationship in late 2018 before reconciling four months later. 

During their separation, the actor said he was reinventing himself by shaving his hair after getting into character as Sir Elton John in Rocketman. 

‘It was very cathartic and also, not to put a downer on things, I split up with my girlfriend not long ago and it weirdly felt a bit like reinvention… to sort of change the way I look,’ he said. 

It comes after the 32-year-old actor quit his role in Cock, the revival of Mike Bartlett’s 2009 production at London’s Ambassador Theatre earlier this month. 

A statement announcing the news said: ‘Joel Harper-Jackson will take over the role of M in Mike Bartlett’s razor sharp, hilarious play Cock until the end of the run. 

‘The part was originally played in this production by Taron Egerton, who has had to withdraw from the production due to personal reasons.’

The statement added that Joel was an understudy for the role, ‘and [had] been playing the part of M for the past 10 days while Taron was absent from the production having tested positive for Covid’. 

At the beginning of March when Cock opened, it was reported that Taron passed out on stage, with one of his co-stars stopping the performance and a doctor from the audience coming to his aid. 

He then tested positive for Covid a few weeks later. 

Metro.co.uk has reached out to Taron Egerton’s reps for comment.

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