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Robin Wright, Ben Foster call off engagement, report says

Robin Wright and Ben Foster have reportedly called off their engagement.

News that the “House of Cards” star and the “Lone Survivor” actor split came via Us Weekly and its “multiple sources” on Wednesday.

So, why’d they split? Crazy schedules and a stark age gap, the sources said.

Wright, 48, and Foster, 34, who met on the set of the 2011 film “Rampart,” were outed as a couple in February 2012. Wright confirmed the engagement at a Golden Globes after-party in January 2014.


But it sounds like there was trouble in paradise over the summer when the “Forrest Gump” star had been splitting her time between filming “House of Cards” in Baltimore and seeing her adult children in Los Angeles, the mag said. Foster was in London working on a production of “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

“The gap just ended up being too much,” a source close to the actress told the mag, adding that Wright’s beau was “kind of immature” and “she couldn’t deal with him anymore.”


The “Princess Bride” actress went by Robin Wright Penn while she was married to her second husband, actor Sean Penn. They were married for 13 years and had two children together: daughter Dylan Frances, 23, and son Hopper Jack, 21. Wright and Penn split in 2009 after a couple of years off and on.


Before Penn, Wright was briefly married to actor Dane Witherspoon in the 1980s.

A rep for Foster declined to talk about his client’s personal life and a rep for Wright did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

So long, Robin Wright Foster. Follow me on Twitter @NardineSaad.

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