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Diane Kruger, Joshua Jackson Split: Their Relationship in Their Own Words

What once was. Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson were typically an open book during their decade-long relationship.

As previously reported, Kruger, 40, and the Dawson’s Creek alum, 38, began dating in 2006. (The Infiltrator actress was previously married to French director Guillaume Canet from 2001 to 2006.) The couple were last photographed together in NYC’s SoHo district near their home on Saturday before confirming their breakup on Monday.

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Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson in SoHo, New York City, on July 16, 2016.

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Take a look back at what the actors have said about their relationship over the years:

On First Impressions

“Our first date was a miserable one. I took her to an Italian restaurant, and there was some flower that was blooming. She was allergic to it so she sniffled and sneezed the entire time. And when I get nervous, you might have noticed I talk a lot. So I just chewed her ear off for an hour and a half. It was amazing. I’m surprised she ever called back.” — Jackson, Us Weekly in July 2012

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Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson arrive at Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s DVD launch of “Inglourious Basterds” at the New Beverly Cinema Theater on December 14, 2009, in Los Angeles.

“I’m from a very small village in Germany, so I don’t usually bring boys back unless they’re somewhat serious. He came back about six months into us dating. … I thought we were doing really good. Then my mom goes, ‘Ahh, wait. I have something for you.’ She goes into the office and comes back with this classified folder of internet clippings of Josh with his mugshot. She thought it would be cute to go, ‘So, I see you’ve been arrested in 1997 at a hockey game.'” — Kruger, Jimmy Kimmel Live! in July 2013 

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On Their TV Performances

“He would rather [I] not [watch The Affair with] all the sex scenes. I think it brings up uncomfortable conversations.” — Kruger, Net-a-Porter’s The Edit in March 2016

“He definitely alerted me to mistakes that he made and hopefully I can avoid [while working on The Bridge]. He hates me because my experience has been like, I’m home for dinner every night, I don’t have to work every day, FX wants me to think creatively. He’s been on network television, and it was very different.” — Kruger, Us Weekly in August 2013

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Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger attend the premiere for ‘Black Mass’ during the 72nd Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2015, in Venice, Italy.

On Their Downtime

“We love to cook. Because we’re all over the place so often, and an actor’s life is constantly in the air, to just be home and cook for each other and cook for friends is actually our greatest joy, probably. … I’m a very good sous chef now. I’m an excellent assistant. Somebody’s got to do it.” — Jackson, Us Weekly in May 2015

“Ahhh … Let’s see, the last nice thing I did. Well, I am flying to Paris tomorrow to go see her for the weekend. That’s pretty nice, if I do say so myself. … Chivalry is part of being a gentleman, but I don’t think actually being composed at all times is gentlemanly.” – Jackson, Us Weekly in October 2014

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On Moving In Together

“[Moving] was a major commitment. That’s a big step into adulthood for me, to allow that time for someone else out of my time.” — Kruger, Net-a-Porter’s The Edit in March 2016

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Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson share a joke onstage during the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 2009 benefit.

On Marriage Plans

“Marriage is important for the people it’s important for, but neither one of us is particularly religious, so I don’t think there’s any particular push. But never say never! I don’t know.” — Jackson, Us Weekly in June 2012

“I can tell you why we’re not married: We’re not religious. I don’t feel any more or less committed to Diane for not having stood in front of a priest and had a giant party. 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. But it may change at some point. We may get married.” — Jackson, Glamour in October 2014

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“Monogamy is hard. The equation for me these last nine years is to ask, ‘Is this labor of love still something done freely?’ If you’re compelled to make it work, then you will.” — Jackson, Us Weekly in May 2015

On Possible Parenthood

“I hope by the time I have children who are of the age that they can watch [Dawson’s Creek], that that show is off the air. … It’s going to be very hard to have any authority in my own household if that’s on the air.” — Jackson, Entertainment Tonight in August 2015

“I see myself raising kids [in Paris]. I would love that, having little French babies in Bonpoint.” — Kruger via The Washington Post in May 2015

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