Lena Dunham opens up about her boyfriend Jack Antonoff in a new interview. While she is often in headlines for her HBO series ‘Girls’ and her highly revealing ‘Not That Kind of Girl’ memoir, this time around, it’s because she graces the cover of ‘Time Out London’ and has made rare public comments about her longtime boyfriend.

 Lena Dunham

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Lena Dunham is often defending herself for this reason or that reason. Recently for writing about her sexual assault in her aforementioned memoir — full title ‘Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” —
has sent her on a justification tour of sorts, which has also doubled as an awareness tour for the general public. She’s taken the brunt of criticism for speaking of the long-ago date rape at Oberlin College.

In contrast what a relief it must be this time around to talk about her passion for the musician Jack Antonoff with whom she has shared her life since 2012.

But, as she told ‘Time Out London,’ she almost missed out completely! She said, “I was set up with my boyfriend on a blind date; I was like 40 minutes late and now we live together. So I really don’t know how you’re supposed to go about this.”

She continued, saying, “I guess I would say I’m a big proponent of honest and not playing games, so if you want to spend time with someone in a romantic setting, and you’ve picked up on the signal that they might too, you should just ask them to go do something!”

Fortunately she did just that. She also revealed she had a general lack of experience with dating, saying, “‘I have never asked anyone out successfully – that should be said right here. I think something I feel embarrassed about in my twenties is that I didn’t do enough real dates.”

Lena Dunham has also recently had to dispel engagement rumors. She like so many women celebrities gets her ring finger scrutinized for any tell-tale signs. She explained that the bling was not from her boyfriend, but instead a gift from her close friend Jenni Konner, who is her co-writer on ‘Girls.’

But nonetheless the story of the nonexistent engagement has beens getting out of hand, so to speak. She recently spoke out on the topic on ‘The Howard Stern Show’ telling the eponymous host that she won’t get married until gay marriage is legalized in all 50 states in the U.S. Speaking of her younger sister, Grace Dunham, she said, ‘My sister’s gay and it just doesn’t feel good to me to do something she can’t do.”

You can see Lena Dunham’s Time Out London cover and more excerpts of the interview here.