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Luke Evans splits from model

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Luke Evans splits from model

Actor Luke Evans has confirmed he's single after a reported romance with Spanish model Jon Kortajarena.

The Fast & Furious 6 star 'came out' as gay in 2002 and was linked to the model in 2014, but the 37-year-old has revealed he's currently happy being single.

"(I'm treating it as an opportunity for) finding contentment with myself, and not relying on anybody else to validate it," he tells Mr. Porter magazine. "I think being an only child has hindered that slightly, because I've always wanted to be around other people."

Luke opened up about his sexuality in a 2002 interview with The Advocate, and he furthered commented on his love life in a 2014 interview with Women's Wear Daily after he was asked if he was setting a precedent as an openly gay action star.

He responded, "It's good for people to look at me and think, 'This guy is doing his thing and enjoying what he's doing and (he's) successful at it and living his life'. And that's what I'm doing and I'm very happy."

However, Evans explains he is keen to keep his personal life private because it is important for him to have something he can call his own while leading life in the spotlight.

"If somebody talks to me about my personal life, well, the clue is in the title: it's personal, it's private," he says. "I'm protecting myself, not because it's anything that I'm embarrassed about, but because it's mine."

Evans can currently be seen in new thriller The Girl on The Train, in which he plays the husband of newcomer Haley Bennett's character.

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