Dominic Monaghan Says "Lost" Costar Evangeline Lilly Was His Only Real Heartbreak

Dominic Monaghan and Evangeline Lilly during Glamour/Miramax Post Golden Globe Awards Party at Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by J. Merritt/FilmMagic)

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“Lost” costars Dominic Monaghan and Evangeline Lilly broke up in 2007 after three years of courting. In an Aug. 31 interview with Anna Faris on her podcast “Unqualified,” Monaghan, 45, revealed that the cut up was his greatest heartbreak. “I feel I’ve solely actually received my coronary heart damaged as soon as in my life,” he stated. “I used to be courting an actress on ‘Lost’ referred to as Evangeline Lilly, who, you understand, has gone on to have a reputation all of her personal. And yeah, you understand, I do not actually know the way she would clarify the narrative, however from my perspective, it was most likely the primary time in my life that I used to be simply sort of all in.”

The pair’s relationship ended when one among Monaghan’s mates claimed Lilly was dishonest on him. “I imply, to say I used to be devastated is an understatement, you understand. I needed to be advised by a 3rd get together like, ‘You do notice that she’s with this man,’ after we had been collectively. And I used to be like, ‘Wait, what?’ And this particular person was like, ‘Yeah,'” he stated.

The heartbreak was devastating, however Monaghan additionally revealed it was a catalyst for private development. “I’ve damaged up with ladies earlier than, and when I’ve checked out it I’ve thought, ‘Well, she’s a stunning particular person, nevertheless it was by no means gonna work.’ But actually, once I was with Evie, I used to be like, ‘This is okay. The little issues that, you understand, we’re engaged on, we are going to determine,'” he recalled. “‘And we are going to make stunning shapes with one another into eternity.’ And I feel, like, dropping that potential was tremendous unhappy. But it additionally received me to the place I’m as an individual. So I’m very glad that all of it occurred.”

Monaghan additionally confessed that his ingesting and partying created issues that led to the top of the connection, noting that he nonetheless had “a unprecedented quantity of rising to do when it comes to dealing with my substances and dealing with my decisions” throughout their relationship.

“Lost” aired from 2004 to 2010, that means Lilly and Monaghan continued working with one another years after their cut up. Lilly performed Kate Austen, and Monaghan — finest recognized for enjoying Meriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck in Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy — performed Charlie Pace. Since then, Lilly has starred in “Ant-Man” and Jackson’s “The Hobbit” collection, and Monaghan hosted his personal nature present, “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan,” and appeared in “Moonhaven,” amongst others.

Lilly has by no means publicly addressed Monaghan’s dishonest allegations. Today, she has two youngsters along with her companion, Norman Kali. When requested about her emotions about “Lost” in 2021, Lilly advised People that she really hasn’t seen the vast majority of the present. “I cringe watching each single episode of the primary two seasons once they had been airing again in 2005,” the 43-year-old actor stated. “I by no means really watched seasons 4, 5, 6. So I nonetheless have to observe it for the primary time.”

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