'It's been quite a big change': Joshua Jackson admits dating has been difficult since split from girlfriend of 10 years Diane Kruger
Joshua Jackson split from longtime girlfriend Diane Kruger last July.
The 38-year-old - who dated the German beauty for more than a decade - discussed the difficulties of dating in the digital age while visiting The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday.
'Things have changed a little bit since last time I was single,' the Dawson's Creek alum admitted.
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'Things have changed': Joshua Jackson discussed the difficulties of dating in the digital age while visiting The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday
'It would be so hard to start dating again after 10 years,' daytime talk show host Ellen inquired.
'Yeah, yeah,' Joshua conceded. 'I mean, everything's on your phone now, right?'
Ellen agreed: 'You just swipe left if you want somebody or right, that's how you pick somebody now.'
'A big change': The 38-year-old actor split from his girlfriend of more than a decade, Diane Kruger, in July and is getting adjusted to dating with new technology
'Everything's on your phone now': The former Dawson's Creek star began dating the German beauty before the dating app phenomena exploded
'There's no more talking to people anymore,' said the award-winning actor. 'You talk to somebody and they're like, "Ugh! No, no, no, no, no! We don't do that anymore," so yeah, it's been quite a big change.'
The Emmy Award-winning comedienne asked if Joshua would try a dating app and he shrugged off the idea.
'What would my Match.com profile be?' he laughed.
Joshua started dating the Inglourious Basterds starlet in 2006 after she split from her husband of five years, French director Guillaume Canet.
The hunky actor had previously dated his Dawson's Creek co-star Katie Holmes during the first two seasons of the hit TV show that ran from 1998 to 2003.
Former flames: Joshua started dating Diane Kruger, 40, in 2006 and split in July after they were together for more than a decade; pictured in November 2015
'Diane Kruger and Josh Jackson have decided to separate and remain friends,' a spokesperson told People magazine at the time of the breakup.
Meanwhile, a source previously told Grazia magazine that the pair split because Diane 'resented' leaving France to be with her boyfriend in New York City.
'Diane is fiercely independent and ended up resenting leaving Paris to be with Joshua,' the insider revealed.
The source added: 'She's also disillusioned with Hollywood and wasn't interested in attending events as part of a power couple, she needs her own space. The move was make or break and in the end, it broke them. Joshua is heartbroken.'
Bitter in the Big Apple: A source previously told Grazia magazine that the pair split because Diane 'resented' leaving France to be with her boyfriend in New York City as they are seen here in |Manhattan in October 2015
Resentment: Josh - who stars in Showtime's The Affair - revealed Diane hated watching his sex scenes during a December 2015 visit on Ellen
Additionally Josh - who stars in Showtime's The Affair - visited the talk show in December 2015 and revealed Diane hated watching his sex scenes.
He said: 'I go home and I'm like, "Babe, I had a great day today. I had sex with two different women and I felt like it went really well."'
In March, the award-winning actress told The EDIT: 'I just moved [to New York].'
'I need to unpack and buy some house stuff, like candles and books… [Moving here] was a major commitment.'
'That’s a big step into adulthood for me, to allow that time for someone else out of my time.'
'My dilemma': Diane - who previously married director Guillaume Canet - moved to be with Joshua but admitted to The EDIT that she was unsure about tying the knot again
Diane moved to be with Joshua while he was appearing in off-Broadway play Smart People, but admitted she was unsure about tying the knot again.
When asked if she would consider marrying again, she said: 'Welcome to my dilemma.'
Joshua was also unsure when he told UsWeekly two years ago that the couple didn't quite see marriage in their cards.
'We're both children of divorce, so it's hard for me to take marriage at face value as the thing that shows you've grown up and are committed to another person,' he stated.
'But it may change at some point. We may get married.'
What he's missing: Diane took to Instagram on Tuesday and posted a sultry snapshot flashing a hint of her derriere and slender limbs
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