Rachel Weisz and Darren Aronofsky split up

Rachel Weisz and Darren Aronofsky in happier times

Rachel Weisz and Darren Aronofsky in happier times

Hollywood couple Rachel Weisz and Darren Aronofsky have broken off their engagement after nine years together.

The Jewish actress and director, who have a three-year-old son, separated earlier this year but kept their break up quiet.

Ms Weisz, star of The Mummy and The Lovely Bones, has been linked to James Bond actor Daniel Craig by gossip website TMZ.

The pair worked together in February and March of this year on the film Dream House.

A statement by their publicists said the break up was amicable. “They remain close friends and are committed to raising their son together in New York City."

In a poll in January, the British-born actress, 40, was voted the woman that men would most like to marry.

She worked with Mr Aronofsky, director of the upcoming Natalie Portman film Black Swan, on The Fountain in 2006.

Read an interview with Darren Aronofsky here

Last updated: 3:28pm, November 9 2010