Still friendly - how nice!
Social media etiquette after a breakup is a tough one to navigate. (What to do with all those Instagram selfies? Can you still like their Tweets? To unfriend, on not?!) So when you add the fact that both you and your ex are both well-known to the public, and then you’ve got a whole new level of potential awkwardness to think about…
Luckily for Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice, they’re doing just fine – and Georgia actually took the time to publicly message him on his birthday!
Merely a few minutes after midnight on Monday (5th September), the Breakfast at Tiffany’s actress Tweeted a simple, but thoughtful post to her ex-boyfriend, wishing him well on his 26th birthday.
Happily, he messaged back in the afternoon to say thank you, much to the joy of their fans who were concerned that he took a while to respond.
After nearly nine months of dating, the couple called off their relationship at the end of August 2016, citing conflicting schedules as a reason for their split. Part of Georgia’s breakup statement clarified: ‘There is nobody else involved. Although it was not an easy decision to make, sometimes you realise that it is better to be friends and this is one of those times.’
Among the many other famous folks who have wished the Italian pro dancer good tidings is his new Strictly Come Dancing partner, Laura Whitmore:
As soon as the pairings for this year’s competition were announced last Saturday, there were murmurs of the notorious ‘Strictly curse’ on its way to strike these two – which would prove awkward for Georgia, who is friendly with Laura.
However, the former Corrie star made it clear that she wasn’t concerned with the rumours on Sunday, tweeting to fans: ‘And i would just like to wish @thewhitmore and @pernicegiovann1 good luck. Please do not believe the crap you read! Shes a beautiful person’.
Take note, people: this is a great way to handle a breakup online!