Dominic Monaghan reflects on the devastating aftermath of splitting from Evangeline Lilly

‘Lost’ stars Dominic Monaghan and Evangeline Lilly first met while filming the popular TV series. Although their characters never dated, according to PopSugar, the two had a very public off-screen romance from 2004 to 2007. According to the media outlet, both remained on the show in some capacity until the series ended in 2010.

Things reportedly got very serious during Monaghan and Lilly’s relationship. The two sparked engagement and wedding rumors in 2006, according to the National Enquirer, when insiders told the media that the wedding was planned in Hawaii and the two were also thinking of children at the time.

Sadly, the pair never married, and while they’ve been fairly silent about the reasons for their split, the ‘Lord of the Rings’ actor later spilled the beans on why they broke up. “No. I don’t date cheaters,” the actor tweeted in 2013. This gave people a pretty good idea that the “Ant-Man” actor was unfaithful to her then-co-star, which led to the breakup. Now the Moonhaven actor is getting candid about his split from the Marvel actor, mentioning that the split was the only time his heart was broken.

Dominic Monaghan’s heart has only been broken once

Breakup rumors between ‘Lost’ cast members Dominic Monaghan and Evangeline Lilly began when the ‘Lord of the Rings’ actor was spotted with another woman. “They weren’t interested in privacy,” an insider told the New York Post (via Digital Spy). “They looked very intimate.” According to the report, the British actor cried and kissed the other woman, suggesting he and Lilly were no longer in a relationship. But according to a recent podcast that Monaghan co-hosted, the actor has been struggling to cope with the breakup.

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“I’ve only really had my heart broken once in my life. I dated a ‘Lost’ actress named Evangeline Lilly, who, you know, later got her own name,” he told Anna Faris on the Unqualified podcast. “It was probably the first time in my life that I was … all-in.” The actor confirmed the rumors that they were thinking about marriage and kids, and he mentioned that the breakup “exploded in his face” because of it was so public. He explained that he was drinking heavily at the time and Lilly probably didn’t think their relationship would last forever, which led to the cheating.

Unfortunately for Lost fans, Kate and Charlie never ventured into IRL as Lilly would eventually enter into a long-term relationship with Norman Kali. The couple share two sons, per people.