Haley Lu Richardson shocked her followers when she announced that she and her long-term partner Brett Dier had broken up. Although it was evident that something had changed when Dier stopped appearing on her Instagram posts in November 2020, it was not until 2022 that Richardson confirmed the news. She took to her Instagram Stories to explain that they had actually separated two years prior, but she had used the time since to heal and grow without the public knowing. She also mentioned that they had shared a special part of their lives together. Dier also posted a similar update, both of which included a picture of the two of them giving a thumbs up to show that there were no hard feelings between them.