Rachel McAdams is stunned as Michael Sheen announces that the reason he ended their nearly 3-year romance, as reported by Us Weekly on February 27, 2013, is because he didn’t want to get married and settle down.
PerezHilton.com reports that a source close to the stars stated, “Rachel wants to settle down and is dreaming of having a family. Michael always seemed content with their relationship. Since he already has a daughter [Lily, 14, with Kate Beckinsale], he feels no need to have more children. He wants to focus on his career.”
However, McAdams felt that if Sheen were not willing to move toward having a family together, they would be better to part amicably. McAdams, only 34, is hoping to have a loving marriage and family.
McAdams, 34, worked closely with her romantic co-star Sheen, 44, while filming Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris in 2010 and then took their on-set affair public. The pair began their romantic relationship in October 2010 according to Usmagazine.com after Paris had wrapped.
Although it seemed McAdams and Sheen were a well-matched pair, the initial speculation was that the two decided to call it quits after spending too much time apart. Both stars had committed to see each other no matter where they were at least every three weeks. And while it seemed to work initially, the space in between seeing each other began to grow. McAdams lives in Toronto, Canada, and Sheen shares time in both Wales and Los Angeles. Although the couple often spent time together in Los Angeles, their busy calendars caused too few intimate interludes.
The shocking announcement by Sheen that he did not want a family with McAdams left her saddened and shocked. McAdams publicly shared her strong relationship views, particularly about working and dating, as she tells Stella Magazine. “Michael and I didn’t get together while we were filming Midnight in Paris, which I feel strongly about not doing when I’m working. We became quite good friends, which I think is a great way to start.” She added that trust and communication was of paramount importance. “You need to trust each other and be able to talk to each other and be best friends.” She added that relationships in Hollywood have to be strongly declared and grounded in order to work in the real world.