cherryjones sarahpaulson '24's' Cherry Jones, Sarah Paulson splitThere appears to be a reason Cherry Jones didn’t thank longtime girlfriend Sarah Paulson during an acceptance speech at the Emmys. They’re no longer together.

“We’re not together anymore, but we’re still dearest of friends,” Jones told Usmagazine.com at the Broadway opening night of The Royal Family in New York City. “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.”

Jones, 52, and Paulson, 34, had been dating publicly for several years and both act regularly on Broadway.

During the Sept. 20 Emmys, Jones won a supporting dramatic actress award for playing President Allison Taylor on “24.”

Paulson has had guest roles on “Deadwood” and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” and starred in the short-lived “Cupid” reboot.

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