Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tumblr Founder Splits From Girlfriend Who Started Dating Him Before The Money

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Multimillionaire Tumblr founder, David Karp has split with his girlfriend of five years. The 28-year-old whiz kid started dating psychology graduate student and trained chef Rachel Eakley in 2009 but the couple broke up at the end of 2014, Dailymail reports.

The low-key couple, who lived together in a small West Village apartment before they moved to a $1.6 million loft in south Williamsburg in 2012, with their French-English Bulldog, were quiet about the breakup, but Eakley spoke about it briefly on her Tumblr page.

She posted a message from another user remarking on the split. The user wrote;

'They really suck, right? And you built a house together, and probably got left with nothing since you weren't married…

Her comment was;

'Maybe it's better to hear someone agree that it sucks instead of someone telling you time heals all wounds blah blah blah?'

Karp sold his company for $1.1 billion to Yahoo! under CEO Marissa Meyer in 2013 and he is worth an estimated $200 million, according to Forbes. But broke up with his live in lover and left her with nothing, reports say.

Below is the couple, pictured with Eric Kuhn of Layer3 TV (left) and Politico's Gabe Brotman (right) at the Yahoo News/Tumblr White House Correspondents Dinner Brunch last May.

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