Dominic Fike Talks Split from Euphoria Co-star Hunter Schafer

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| LAST UPDATE 07/09/2023

By Dina Wu
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In a world where Instagram-official relationships are as scrutinized as diplomatic treaties, the recent split of Euphoria co-stars Dominic Fike and Hunter Schafer has sent shockwaves through the celebrity gossip sphere.

The couple, who first graced our feeds with their romantic display in February 2022, have decided to part ways. The news comes straight from the horse's mouth, with Fike revealing his relationship status during a candid chat with Zane Lowe for Apple Music. With a hint of melancholy in his voice, the 27-year-old actor confessed, "I'm done being in relationships right now." The reason? A struggle with codependency that has seemingly tainted his romantic endeavors. Fike opened up about the damaging dynamic, stating, "That has actually bled into my romantic relationships...and it often is the cause of the end of my relationship." As fans gear up for the third season of Euphoria, Fike reassured them he's looking forward to returning to the set, even with the potential awkwardness of working alongside his ex. He subtly referred to the split, saying, "I have a better dynamic with everybody. I mean, well, almost everybody." But fear not, Fike is confident they'll handle it like adults—or at least, he's "trying." Schafer's representatives have remained silent, adding an air of mystery to the breakup story.

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Fike's decision to bid adieu to romance was confirmed in a recent Los Angeles Times profile. The star spoke about his newfound appreciation for independence, revealing a moment of realization while reminiscing about making music with Schafer. He said, "I was looking through songs the other day and found one that I made with her. I was like, ‘Man, that was so cool.' But the fact of me saying that—of being uncomfortable being alone—that's a bad thing. So I decided to just be alone for a while." Despite his declaration of singledom, Fike admitted to being a "relationship person," someone who thrives on sharing everything with a partner. He candidly discussed the challenges of his new lifestyle, stating that "casual sex is easier" but quickly added, "But I hate that s---." Fike shared his current journey towards abstinence, offering a glimpse into his personal growth.

The news of their split comes over a year after the pair were spotted holding hands on a dinner date in West Hollywood, sparking rumors of a budding romance. Those whispers were confirmed when Fike posted a picture of them sharing a kiss the following month. Fike had previously gushed about falling for Schafer on the set of Euphoria in a GQ interview. He divulged, "We developed an attraction—it sped it up so fast. We just really got to know each other so quickly."

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