Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova

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Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova may play together, but they haven't stayed together.

The former couple won an Oscar last year for their song "Falling Slowly" from the film Once. Hansard, a member of the Irish band The Frames, and Irglova starred in the movie as well, playing an Irish busker and a Czech immigrant who meet, make music together and fall in love.

During their Academy Award appearance, it seemed life had imitated art, but the romantic aspect relationship was not meant to be.

"It did become a real relationship," Hansard tells Australia's Sydney Morning Herald, where the duo is performing together at the famed Sydney Opera House. "I think it was just a very natural part of what we were doing together. We had made the film. We had gone through so much with the Oscar...

"It was a very necessary part of our friendship but I think we both concluded that that wasn't what we really wanted to do. So we're not together now. We are just really good friends."