Rupert Friend is unhappy with a fan page supporting his wife Aimee Mullins, after posting photos of the actor and his ex-girlfriend Keira Knightley.
The actor, who is a prolific tweeter with 45,000 followers, spotted a post from an Aimee Mullins fan page earlier this week which included photos from 2008 of Rupert and his then-girlfriend , Keira, arriving at a BAFTA party.
Responding to the tweet, Rupert posted a thumbs down emoji, prompting some of his followers to wonder why he was so keen on “erasing his past.”
Ex: Rupert Friend is unhappy with a fan page supporting his wife Aimee Mullins, after posting photos of the actor and his ex-girlfriend Keira Knightley (pictured together in 2009)
Fans rushed to support Aimee’s fan behind the account, commenting, “Please don’t let Rupert’s remark put you off!” In this digital world, you cannot erase your past! What’s up Rupert???’
The account responded by pointing out, “I definitely don’t, I just keep going. I am a fan of Aimee and I regret that she is not appreciated.’
“How about the occasional nudge for all the great photos she posts of you and Aimee?” agreed another, tweeting Rupert.
Thumbs down: The actor gave a thumbs up to a Twitter post from an Aimee Mullins fan page that included 2008 photos of Rupert and his then-girlfriend Keira arriving at a BAFTA party
“Why the down arrows? It’s just focused mostly on you,” questioned another who elicited the response from the fan account:
“I know why, this is an Aimee fanpage and I post old photos from Keira’s time, sorry Rupert.”
The apology was seen by Rupert who gave a thumbs up in response, confirming the reasons for his displeasure.
Apologies: After the fan account apologized and suggested that the reason for Rupert’s refusal was that he included photos of Keira, Rupert responded by giving a thumbs up.
Keira and Rupert split in 2011 after five years together, amid speculation that grueling work commitments had kept the actors apart.
They met on the set of their film adaptation of Pride And Prejudice in 2005.
Rupert and Aimee confirmed their engagement in late 2014, when the English actor called out American model Aimee onstage at the L’Oreal Paris Women Of Worth Awards in New York. They got married in secret in May 2016.
Aimee first made waves in the fashion world, having appeared on the cover of Dazed & Confused in an iconic image in 2008.
She was born with fibular hemimelia (missing fibula bone), resulting in the amputation of both legs at the age of one, and has since become a leading speaker on the subject of prosthetic innovation.
Split: Keira and Rupert split in 2011 after five years together, amid speculation that grueling work commitments had kept the actors apart
Married: Rupert and American model and activist Aimee confirmed their engagement in late 2014 and married two years later (pictured in June 2018) _
Aimee is in high demand around the world, speaking out on topics such as body and identity.
She has made numerous appearances at TED Talks and her talks are among the most watched.
Keira married Klaxons musician James Righton in 2013 after two years of dating. They welcomed their daughter in 2015.
Family: Keira married Klaxons musician James Righton in 2013 after two years of dating. They welcomed their daughter in 2015 (pictured in 2016)