"It's not like we announced our relationship, so it's not like we're going to announce our breakup," the 33-year-old actress explained. "I love Danny. He's wonderful and we dated longer than people think we did. I respect Danny's privacy, so it's not something we really talk about."
The couple's May-December romance quietly came to an end earlier this month. And though the A-list pair rarely spoke about their romance in public, Dawson and the British director, 56, had nothing but good things to say about one another throughout the course of their relationship.
"From the outside it looks like there's a lot of dissimilarities, but we actually have a lot in common. We're really similar people," Dawson told Access Hollywood in October 2012. "It was just one of those things where we were going to just go our separate ways had someone not said something."