We feel sort of embarrassed. We were under the impression that we knew every tiny fleeting thought that passed through James Franco‘s constantly-churning brain: the state of modern dance, the awfulness of the Oscars, his upcoming dance album. Now we’re finding out that James Franco and Ahna O’Reilly broke up, and we are agog. Who’s Ahna O’Reilly? Oh, just Franco’s girlfriend of the past five years. The man tried to sell us invisible artwork and we didn’t hear a peep about his extremely visible girlfriend?
We are not surprised to find out, however, that it was Franco’s jam-packed schedule that sent O’Reilly packing. “It’s over… We’d been living together in L.A. and then came to New York to go school for two years. Then I signed up for more school at Yale. I think that was it for her,” the actor told Playboy. You know what they say: if you love something, enroll in twelve doctorate programs at one time and attempt to sell an invisible ferry boat online as part of performance art piece. If she comes back to you, that’s how you know.