Why Did Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield Break Up?

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone met while filming 2010’s The Amazing Spider-Man. They started dating the following year after both parties split from their then-significant others. The celebrity couple made their red carpet debut as one at the 2012 Nickelodeon Choice Awards and starred together in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. They even want on to attend the 2014 Met Gala as a couple. 

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield at the world premiere of The Amazing Spiderman
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield attend the world premiere of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ | Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

The couple first split in 2015 but were spotted at events together after the fact — cozying up to one another and applauding each other’s career accomplishments publicly, as Cosmopolitan notes. So, their relationship situation got a little murky in the late 2010s.

Evidence suggests that their friendship and mutual admiration continued on past their romance. However, the two eventually split for good, leading Emma Stone to find the new love of her life — Dave McCary — who she recently married. Yet, what tore Stone and Garfield apart? Why didn’t they last?

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What went wrong between Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield? 

Vanity Fair reported in 2015 on Stone and Garfield’s relationship ending. The publication included reports from those supposedly close to the couple as to what came between them, amidst various alleged reasons (some founded; others pure speculation).

Relying on insider sources from People and UsWeekly, Vanity Fair summarized their relationship issues and predicament. Apparently, their busy schedules didn’t make life easier, and while they officially broke up in 2015, they remained close after the fact. An insider explained, as their relationship began to end, that they still held an immense love for one another.

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After they broke up in 2015, UsWeekly claimed that sources told them Garfield had been in a “dark place” for months before the two eventually split. Other reports suggest that Andrew Garfield wanted to start a family and have kids, yet Stone was not interested in the same life trajectory. 

Whether it was busy schedules, different life goals, dark emotional periods, or one or more of the above, the couple called it off. Today, Stone is happily married to Dave McCary, which was recently reported. 

Dave McCary is a comedian and writer known for his work on Saturday Night Live, On the Street with Kate B., Toast, This Is How We Trip, and more. The two recently announced their engagement. As for Garfield, some reports suggest that he dated Christine Gabel – med student and model — briefly in 2018.