In an interview with Vulture, Kruger revealed that the pair had actually parted ways months before they officially announced it in a group statement.
“That was something that was a long time coming,” she explained of their split.
“Also we broke up many months before we said we were broken up, so by the time I made that decision, it didn’t feel like it was so urgent anymore. You don’t break up overnight after ten years, you know what I mean?”
The 41-year-old actress revealed their relationship breakdown occurred at a time when she lost both her grandmother and stepfather. But her separation from Jackson after a decade of dating was actual ‘liberating’.
“Actually, it felt liberating because I didn’t have to worry about that anymore, so I could immerse myself 100 percent into something else.”
As US Weekly reports, Kruger dedicated herself to the German-language movie In the Fade, earning herself a best actress at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017.
In March, the German-born actress went public with her relationship with the The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus.