Shia LaBeouf on breaking up with Carey Mulligan: “we had sensibility differences that weren’t conducive to living with one another”
Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan split because he claims they led “incompatible lifestyles’. He revealed that Carey was more interested in getting married and settling down and having children than he was.
The 26-year-old actor dating his ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ costar for just over a year until they split in October 2010. He claims he didn’t think their relationship would have lasted much longer because they are such different people.
He said: ‘Carey is not just an actress, she is a great human being, a sweet girl and super intelligent. Our thing came down to not having compatible work/lifestyles.
‘We were always travelling, and had sensibility differences that weren’t conducive to living with one another.
‘I’m harder on myself and my surroundings than she is, and we had a culture shock in terms of meeting her parents and vice versa.
‘Sensibilities, cultures, histories. There were differences, that’s all.’
Mulligan swiftly moved on from LaBeouf and earlier this year married singer Marcus Mumford.
The actor, who stars in the prohibition drama Lawless, said he couldn’t be happier for his ex.
He told the Sunday Times magazine: ‘She’s happy as hell right now, and we wouldn’t have been able to make it like that. She was chasing marriage, family, kids more than I was.’
Shia, who is currently dating fashion designer Karolyn Pho, plans to marry himself one day, but said there is no rush to settle down.
‘I’m not opposed to marriage. I just think I’m quite young,’ he said. ‘I come from divorce. I’m only doing marriage once. It’s not a game for me. I’m not a religious person, but I have ethics.’
I actually think all this is pretty fair of him to say. They were incompatible. He wanted different things than she did. Besides, she TRADED UP! Marcus Mumford!? Are you kidding me!