Mischa Barton has split from her boyfriend Sebastian Knapp after more than a year together, according to U.S. reports. The O.C. star and the British actor parted ways over a month ago due to their hectic work schedules, but a source close to the former couple tells Perezhilton.com that their were no hard feelings.
The insider says, "It was amicable. She is concentrating on her new projects and is in production on a new film."
The split comes just months after Barton's representative denied engagement rumours after the actress was spotted wearing a gold ring on her left hand.
A spokesperson for Mischa Barton has brushed off speculation she is engaged to wed after she was snapped with a new piece of jewellery on her ring finger. The former The O.C. star was photographed attending California's Coachella music festival over the weekend (19-21Apr13) with her boyfriend, British actor Sebastian Knapp, and what appeared to be a gold engagement ring on her left hand.
However, the actress' representative has played down the rumours, telling Eonline.com, "She is definitely not engaged. The ring was just for costume and flair."
It's the second time in recent months that Barton has found herself at the centre of engagement gossip - she had to dismiss reports she and Knapp were set to wed in October (12) after she was spotted with a new sparkler on her ring finger. The band proved to be a cheap prop she had been wearing in her stage role as Shelby in a production of Steel Magnolias in Ireland.
The O.C. star is dating British actor Sebastian Knapp and she recently stepped out wearing what appeared to be a diamond ring on her wedding finger, prompting gossip about the status of the couple's relationship.
However, Barton has now revealed she was wearing the ring for her role in a theatre production of Steel Magnolias in Ireland and simply forgot to take the prop off.
She tells the Belfast Telegraph, "It was a £3.99 ring from (budget jewellery store) Claire's Accessories that my character Shelby wears in the play. I just hadn't taken it off. I mean, come on, if I was going to wear an engagement ring it wouldn't be a fake diamond. Really, that's so not my type of ring. If I get married, though I doubt I will, let's just say I won't be wearing a ring like that."
The actress goes on to reveal her romance with Knapp is going very well, adding, "Life is great at the moment. We get on well. I'm enjoying work. It's a combination of things. Yeah, I'm very happy."