Dua Lipa and Romain Gavras separated after 8 months - "She broke up with him to focus on music"

Romain Gavras, Dua Lipa

After a whirlwind eight-month romance, the pop star reportedly split from her partner Romain Gavras.

Dua Lipa was first spotted with the French director in March when the two were photographed walking home together from a Saint Laurent fashion week show in Paris. However, they made their official debut on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival two months later in May.

However, the pair have now reportedly gone their separate ways, according to a report in the Sun. In particular, the singer has decided that she wishes to focus solely on her music at the moment before the release of her third album.

After her latest single, 'Houdini', was released last month, the 28-year-old star split from the 42-year-old Frenchman.

A source told the Daily Mail: "Dua and Romain have gone their separate ways after a summer of love. She has blinkers on when it comes to her career and the pair ended the relationship before things turned sour. Romain considered Dua to be a workaholic but she doesn't plan on slowing down for anything or anyone."

The pair were last seen enjoying a night out together last month, as the singer's brother joined them. Also, the two had vacationed in Greece in the summer, travelling to Sifnos and the Peloponnese, among others, and had also visited the singer's birthplace, Kosovo.

The couple's last public appearance

Dua Lipa made a rare public appearance with her partner Romain Gavras in London on Thursday, November 9.

The pair were spotted leaving a restaurant with the singer's younger brother, 17-year-old Gjin.

The 28-year-old pop star and the 42-year-old son of director Costas Gavras have been a couple for some months. Specifically, rumours that they were together started when they were spotted at an after-party in February. However, they made their relationship official when they posed together on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival in May.

In the summer, they also vacationed together in various destinations, including the Greek islands.

Her Greek-French partner was walking behind her, keeping a low profile and trying to avoid being photographed, as he wore a hat and had his head down.

Their vacation in Greece

Pop star Dua Lipa was in Sifnos last July with her French partner, Romain Gavras, where they enjoyed their vacation.

The famous singer had uploaded some pictures on her personal Instagram account. In one of them, she was on a board in the blue waters of a beach, and in another, she was on a boat posing in a black bikini for the camera while she also posted a photo where she seemed to be enjoying the island's nightlife.

Also, she did not fail to publish some photos with her partner.

In one shot, the singer was holding her lover's hand as they walked through the picturesque alleys of Sifnos, while in another, they were posing in front of a Cycladic house with its characteristic white walls and blue door.

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Dua Lipa Sifnos July 2023

Dua Lipa Sifnos July 2023 Romain Gavras

Dua Lipa Sifnos July 2023

Dua Lipa was born in Britain to immigrant Albanian parents Anesa and Dukagjin Lipa and was granted Albanian citizenship in November by President Bajram Begaj.

The Grammy Award-winner lived in the Serbian separatist province of Kosovo with her family from ages 11-15, telling NPR, “I wouldn’t change it for the world because it really helped me become who I am.”

This is in reference to being indoctrinated with Albanian ultra-nationalism, where she humiliatingly promoted the irredentist “Greater Albania” idea using a Greek word.

In July 2020, she sparked controversy when posting a map of Greater Albania, including areas of Serbia like Kosovo and the Preševo Valley, Montenegro, and the Greek island of Corfu and southern Epirus.

She wrote “au•toch•tho•nous adjective (of an inhabitant of a place) indigenous rather than descended from migrants or colonists,” without even realising the Greek etymology of the word – autochthon (of the land itself), from auto- (self) + chthon (earth, land).

After being slammed by social media users and reported in international media for her ultra-nationalism, the singer has made a poor attempt to whitewash her historical manipulation.

“My previous post was never meant to incite any hate. It makes me sad and angry that my post has been willfully misinterpreted by some groups and individuals who promote ethnic separatism, something I completely reject,” she said on Twitter.

This a strange proposition considering she wants the Greek island of Corfu, which has no Albanian population and southern Epirus, which is overwhelmingly Greek and always has been, to be a part of a “Greater Albania.”

“Whenever I post about Kosovo, my feed goes crazy, even if it’s about something as joyful as food or music, and I am met with a fierce resistance to the idea of an authentic Kosovan culture,” she said.

There are, of course, several problems with this statement.

Dua Lipa was not making a post about only Kosovo but a “Greater Albania” that includes other parts of Serbia, Montenegro and Greece. It is an outright lie that her social media post was only about Kosovo.

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