Maisie Williams announced that she and Rueben Selby have decided to separate in a mirror selfie illuminated by red light. On February 23, Maisie, 25, shared the news on her Instagram Story and included a picture of herself and her former boyfriend. The conclusion of an important time period [broken heart emoji],” she composed. “[ Rueben] and I have chosen to cut off our friendship. Since our first meeting five years ago, our connection has always and will continue to deeply encompass both our separate and shared creative careers.
The actress who played Arya Stark advised Game of Thrones viewers not to start weeping over the breakup right away. She wrote, “This decision is something we are so grateful for so that we can protect the magic that we can’t help but emit whenever we put our brains together,” implying that their creative endeavors would benefit from their conscious uncoupling. Maisie added, “Please no further questions, please,” before anyone could inquire. My dog and our children must be safeguarded.
Maisie and Rueben have maintained a relatively private relationship. In 2019, the two were famous for their appearance at Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s rehearsal dinner. They were dressed in white ensembles and had pink hair. After fourteen days, Rueben’s hair had turned grape-shaded as they strolled along London. The two of them walked the runway at the GCDS Fall/Winter 2021 collection, making them regulars at fashion weeks. Maisie had dirty blonde hair and the two of them were dressed in matching yellow outfits.
Ruben is the “founder of modeling agency The Contact Agency, co-founder of creative agency Cortex Creatives, and former communications director of his [Maisie’s] social media platform Daisie,” according to Elle UK. In 2018, he talked to Dazed about his goals and career. He stated, “I was always doing a similar thing and tried to find interesting subjects because I take pictures myself.” I’ve worked with designers casting for shows, magazine editorials, and my own editorials, so I’ve taken a more fashion-forward path. I’ve helped a lot of fashion photographers, stylists, and casting directors; all I did was try to learn as much as I could about the business.
According to Elle, Ruben’s brothers Nathaniel, Luke, and Theo are successful chefs. In 2018, Luke was named the UK’s National Chef of the Year.