Ileana breaks silence on parting ways with boyfriend Andrew

Actress Ileana D’Cruz and her Australian partner Andrew Kneebone had reportedly split some months ago and unfollowed each other on social media.

Speaking about it in an interview to TOI, the actress said, “I have always kept my personal life away from the spotlight, as it’s not fair to the other person. Now, I can just say that I loved the experiences I had.”

She added: “Every bit of every year that we spent together has made me grow as a person. Today, I am in a better space, working on myself, which I didn’t give as much importance previously, and that was my own fault. It’s about time I took care of myself. There’s no point kicking up dirt when it’s not needed.”

Ileana had also deleted every picture of Andrew from her Instagram page. While the couple never spoke about their relationship publicly, she has referred to him as her ‘husband’ in old social media posts.

In December 2017, Ileana D’Cruz addressed Andrew Kneebone as “hubby” in her Christmas post but she refused to confirm her relationship status in subsequent interviews.

In a Q and A session on Instagram last year, the 32-year-old actress was asked why she’s dating “a foreigner man” when her response won over the Internet: “I fell in love with a person’s heart. His skin colour or nationality doesn’t matter to me,” she said.

Ileana and Andrew had been in a relationship for years. In fact, the 33-year-old actress had even addressed Kneebone as “best hubby ever” on an Instagram post, although it is still not confirmed whether the two are married or not.

In an interview earlier to IANS, Ileana had said that her personal life is “very sacred” to her and that she does not want it to be “served on a platter in a gossip column”. In July, wishing Andrew on her birthday, she said, “Happy Birthday you gorgeous man. Wish I could’ve been with you today but hey I kinda am.”