Well, you know what they say: never mix love and business. Sometimes that combination can lead to some unforeseen circumstances - which appears to apply to actor Jennifer Lawrence and her director boyfriend Darren Aronofsky.

Entertainment Tonight reports they broke up a month ago, although the separation was amicable. Aronofsky recently directed the thought-provoking film Mother!, which starred the Kentucky-born actor - in fact this was the project that sparked their romance, which has lasted for about a year.

Lawrence has previously given the Black Swan director nothing but praise, telling ET Online in September: "He's just brilliant. Incredibly instinctual.

Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky

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While Aronofsky said: "I don't know what makes her great - maybe it was her parents, maybe it was the Kentucky water. I have no idea, but she's, like, a once-in-a-generation talent, and just a whirlwind and a hurricane and an earthquake and a thunderstorm of talent."

He added that there was no friction between their personal and professional relationships: "She's the type of actor that turns off all the intensity when she's not shooting, and then flips it on when she needs it. And so, in between action and cut, she's the character, and then when you call cut, she's Jennifer Lawrence again."

Lawrence has recently opened up about another aspect of her private life and how she's still processing it. The Oscar-winning actor said she felt 'violated' when nude photos on her phone were leaked to the public.

Jennifer Lawrence

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Speaking on the Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast, the 27-year-old said: "When I first found out it was happening, my security reached out to me. It was happening minute to minute. It was almost like a ransom situation where they were releasing new ones [photos] every hour or so.

"I feel like I got gang-banged by the fucking planet. Like, there's not one person in the world that is not capable of seeing these intimate photos of me. You can just be at a barbecue and somebody can just pull them up on their phone. That was a really impossible thing to process.

"A lot of women were affected, and a lot of them reached out to me about suing Apple or suing [others] - and none of that was gonna really bring me peace, none of that was gonna bring my nude body back to me."

Ms Lawrence also recently opened up about her experience of sexism and inappropriate conduct in the film industry, when she was asked to stand naked in a line-up, and was told to use the experience as 'inspiration' to lose weight.

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