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2021 has claimed another celebrity relationship. This time, it’s actor Jason Segel and his girlfriend Alexis Mixter who have called it quits. Multiple media outlets reported on April 29 that the couple has officially gone their separate ways after several years of dating.

Alexis Mixter and Jason Segel
Jason Segel and Alexis Mixter attending the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party | Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Jason Segel and Alexis Mixter started dating in 2013

According to People, Segel’s relationship with Mixter, a photographer and artist originally from New England, kicked off in December 2013.

At first, the couple kept their romance under wraps but eventually made their red carpet debut in 2016 at a fundraiser hosted by actor Sean Penn. 

Alexis Mixter and Jason Segel
Alexis Mixter and Jason Segel attending the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards |Barry King/ Getty Images

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Though the pair didn’t speak about their relationship in public, Mixter has shared a few photos of her and Segel together on social media over the years.

In 2019, she posted a series of photos of herself with the Forgetting Sarah Marshall actor in honor of her 41st birthday.

“I don’t take many pictures of us so here’s a few that make me feel really happy and lucky to have someone like this man in my life,” Mixter wrote. “We are so blessed. It hasn’t always been easy but love makes it all worth it. Here’s to another beautiful trip around the sun with you.”

In January 2020, she commemorated Segel’s 40th birthday with a sweet Instagram post.

“I’m a day late because yesterday was spent celebrating you, the way it should be, unplugged and surrounded by friends and family,” she penned alongside a photo of the actor. “In your 40 years on this earth you’ve done so much and come so far. I’m inspired by you every day and you’ve taught me that my heart is big enough to hold more love than I ever imagined.”

Alexis Mixter announced her split from the actor on Instagram

Though it seemed like Segel and Mixter would be together forever, they recently called it quits, marking the end of their eight-year romance.

On Apr. 29, Mixter announced her break up from the How I Met Your Mother actor in a heartfelt post shared to her Instagram alongside a snapshot of the two.

“This is a photo of two best friends. This guy and I have shared so much life together. Changed each other at a soul deep level. All for the better,” Mixter shared in her lengthy caption. “The depth of our bond was something I could never have anticipated.”

She continued, “I’ve never spent so much time with another person, grown so much alongside someone else, laughed so much, cried so much, shared so much. It is odd to write about the end of a relationship, especially when the friendship that still exists is so full of life.”

Mixter shared that “change happens,” explaining that she and Segel decided to split “a while ago to let ourselves grow away from what our relationship had been and into what it was becoming.”

“Some won’t understand why it is necessary and that’s okay,” she wrote. “Having a public romantic relationship is not easy. Ending one feels like navigating a road that doesn’t even exist. We are private people when it comes to our personal lives and I intend to keep it that way.”

Despite their split, Alexis Mixter and Jason Segel are still ‘best friends’

Though they are no longer a couple, Mixter assured her followers that she and Segel continue to remain on great terms, noting that she’s still has unconditional love for the actor.

“My feelings while writing this are only ones of love and gratitude. Gratitude to the universe for putting this man in my life the way it did and then allowing us the grace to decide that what we had, could become more,” she continued. “Because that is what our friendship feels like. More. More than either of us could have asked for in another person.”

Mixter concluded, “This post is a tribute to love and friendship and those relationships that make life worth living. Thank you J for being my best friend. The person who shares all my favorite jokes, sees who I really am and all I want to be, loves me unconditionally and makes me always strive to be bigger and better than I was yesterday. I will never stop cheering you on with every cell of my body. I will never stop loving you unconditionally. (This is an old picture but I chose it because we both love it and it was from such a great day.)”