And we were really pulling for these two crazy kids, too. Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are reportedly "taking a break" from their three-year relationship, crushing the spirits of fans of these two eminently likeable celebrities. A source tells People magazine that the culprit was that old standby: distance. "They are just separated for work,” the source says. "Andrew is overseas. They are both busy with their careers and have not seen each other."

While Stone is back in Los Angeles after herBroadwayrun in "Cabaret" and filming "Aloha" in Hawaii, Garfield has been working on Martin Scorsese'supcoming film, "Silence," currently filming in Taiwan. And apparently it's taking a lot out of him."He's thrown himself in the project to the detriment of all else, but it's too early to say the relationship is over," the optimistic source insists."Emma understands his work anxieties —it's why she originally pulled out of 'Cabaret' last year and only did it this year —but they're taking a break from seeing each other.They're both a slave to their schedules. This time last year they were privately discussing marriage."

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Garfield will be tied up with the film until May, and after that it's anyone's guess."It's one of those situations where only Andrew and Emma quite know if they'll pick up where they left off or they've separated," the source says.


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