Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are taking a break, due to their hectic work scheduleReuters

Spider-Man co-stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have reportedly broken up temporarily.

According to People, the 31-year-old actor and the 26-year-old actress, who have been dating since 2011, are taking a break from their relationship due to their hectic work schedule.

Garfield is currently shooting in Taiwan for Martin Scorsese's film Silence.

"He's thrown himself in the project to the detriment of all else," a source said. "But it's too early to say the relationship is over."

"Emma understands his work anxieties – it's why she originally pulled out of Cabaret last year and only did it this year – but they're taking a break from seeing each other," the insider added. "They're both a slave to their schedules. This time last year they were privately discussing marriage."

"It's one of those situations where only Andrew and Emma quite know if they'll pick up where they left off or they've separated," the source went on. "They are just separated for work. Andrew is overseas. They are both busy with their careers and have not seen each other."

Previously, in an interview with Teen Vogue, The Social Network star spoke about how he met and fell in love with Stone.

"It was like I woke up when she came in. She was the last person to screen-test, and I was so bored of it by then that I was mucking about - I'd been pretending I was Tom Hanks or Seth Rogen," he said. "And then she came in, and it was like diving into white-water rapids and having no desire to hang on to the side."

"Throughout shooting, it was wild and exciting. I couldn't help but try to stay with her, keep pace with her, and not let her get away. Like an animal preying on a smaller animal, but a wily smaller animal," he added.

Stone, who played Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man, also previously talked about the couple's instant attraction after meeting on the set of the film.

"I don't think you should try to explain the chemistry between two people — it's either there or it isn't," she said. "Initially, I was worried that 'The Amazing Spider-Man' was going to be all CGI and green screens. But then I got the script, which had these incredible scenes between Peter (Garfield) and Gwen with real emotion and heart," she concluded.