Cherry Jones & Sarah Paulson Call It Quits With ‘Happiest Break-Up’

Cherry Jones and Sarah Paulson have ended their relationship with “the happiest break-up,” the “24” star told Us Weekly.

“We’re not together anymore, but we’re still dearest of friends,” Cherry told the mag of ex-girlfriend Sarah.

While Cherry first caused a stir over their relationship in 2005, when she thanked “Laura Wingfield” – Sarah’s character in “The Glass Menagerie” – during her Tony Awards acceptance speech, it was another speech that signaled their break-up.

“I know enough to know that if I had just said her name, the rest of the night that’s all anybody from the press would have asked me about,” Cherry said of her speech at this year’s Emmy Awards, where she won Outstanding Dramatic Supporting Actress for her “24” role as the President of the United States. “Sarah understood, and we talked about it… I just wanted to keep it focused on my family.”

However, Cherry said the pair are “great.”

“It’s the happiest break up that’s ever been. We grew so much together and now we can send each other off with a kiss and great love,” she added.

And the 52-year-old star added that she’s already enjoying single life.

“I am happy as a bluebird. I wake up every morning just tweeting,” she said, not referring to the social networking site Twitter. “I love being on my own for the first time in my adult life. I highly recommend it. I may never be in another relationship as long as I live. I love deepening my friendships, and I like being on my own.”

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