The Bitterest Pill: Jay Baruchel And Alison Pill Call Off Engagement
Alison Pill's commitment to The Newsroom appears to have contributed to the breakdown of her relationship
Alison Pill impressed in Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' last year, which of course meant the media also took more of an interest in her personal life. The actress was seemingly going strong with fellow Canadian actor Jay Baruchel, getting engaged after meeting on the set of hockey flick Goon and pencilling in a summer 2012 wedding - which never happened.
The couple were planning to wed in September in Quebec, with the Tropic Thunder actor telling Us Weekly in February, "We're getting married at an ice wine vineyard. Me and the groomsmen will all be wearing kilts! We'll be welcomed in by uilleann pipers. It will be a very small, 70 person wedding, just friends and family." Sounds great. So why didn't it happen?
In an interview with the Times Colonist last month, Baruchel explained, "Unfortunately, we're two busy people who are intrinsically lazy. So in our free time, the last thing we want to do is book flights and organize hotel rooms for people. But it'll happen at some point." No it won't, as he and Alison went their separate ways shortly afterwards. The actor hinted at the split on Twitter last month, writing, "Alone again, naturally. Heartbroken. I won't be on twitter for a while gang. Getting dumped rules," and a source said the long-distance relationship was too much for the young couple. "Working and living in Canada is something that [Baruchel] is very passionate about. He wanted her up there more often, but she really likes Newsroom and the opportunities that are there for her.They were doing the long distance [thing] a lot."
Alison Pill [L] Met Jay Baruchel [R] On The Set of Comedy 'Goon'
The Newsroom - which follows the fictional ACN news channel headed by anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) - has been renewed for a second season, which will premiere in June 2013.