A spokesperson for the actress has confirmed the news

It’s a sad day in Celebville – Emma Watson has split from her boyfriend Matthew Janney.

After a year-long romance with the hunky rugby player, who’s studying Russian at the University Of Oxford, a spokesperson for Emma has confirmed the separation, describing it as ‘amicable’.

The duo – who put on an amorous display during a sunny break in the Caribbean back in January – were recently rumoured to have moved in together.

Although we’re feeling bad for the pretty actress, the news is likely to please quite a few One Direction fans.

Earlier this month Emma attended the British Fashion Awards in London, where she was handed her British Style gong by Harry Styles.

Before an audience of fashionistas including Anna Wintour, Kate Moss, Keira Knightley and Victoria Beckham, Emma seemed a little starstuck by the curly-haired cutie, 20.

‘Harry Styles just said the words “He For She,”‘ gushed Emma, referencing her feminist campaign.

‘That’s really cool.’

And fans were equally enamoured with the showbiz pair after a sweet snap of the duo emerged on Twitter.

God said, “Let there be Emma Watson and Harry Styles”,’ one fan wrote online.

Another added: ‘Harry Styles and Emma Watson in one photo makes my heart melt into trillions of little lakes.’

It’s not the first time the masses have wanted a romance between the two to start – Emma, 24, and Harry engaged in a rather flirty Twitter exchange back in 2012.

The actress wrote to Harry after appearing on his BFF Nick Grimshaw‘s Radio 1 breakfast show to ask him why he’d only watched part of her film The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.

So @harry_styles – when are you going to see the SECOND half of Perks of being a Wallflower ?! Huh Huh huh ? @grimmers,’ Tweeted Emma.

Harry replied: ‘@EmWatson oh hiiii.. I’m going to watch it now? On the up side, it was the best first half of a film I’ve ever seen..

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Beth Shearing