Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield’s break was revealed in last week’s tabloids.
“It’s clear they’ve drifted apart. It’s an unspoken issue, but everybody knows they are on hold,” a source told Star Magazine on April 1. After three years, they had hit a “rough patch”.
Fans started whispering about what went wrong when Andrew went AWOL during awards season – despite Emma getting a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination.
“Yes, Andrew was filming [during awards season] but he could have gotten away if he really wanted to,” noted the Star source. “The fact was, neither one of them wanted to plaster on a smile and pretend everything was OK when it wasn’t.”
The source added at the time, “They are taking some time apart to figure things out. They need to know if what they once had is worth saving. They aren’t ready to call it quits just yet.”
Today, PEOPLE is confirming that Star is correct. Emma and Andrew are taking some time apart.
Andrew is shooting a Scorsese movie in Taiwan. “He’s thrown himself in the project to the detriment of all else,” a source tells PEOPLE. “But it’s too early to say the relationship is over.”
“This time last year they were privately discussing marriage.” However, it’s currently one of “those situations where only Andrew and Emma quite know if they’ll pick up where they left off or they’ve separated.”