Lena Dunham, the mastermind and actress behind the hit HBO show ‘Girls’ recently stated that during a reading, a psychic told her that she would meet a new guy who would be better for her and based off of that information she decided to break up with her boyfriend at that time.
29-year-old Dunham has now been with her current boyfriend for 3 years going on 4 and states that she couldn’t be happier. Her boyfriend Jack Antonoff is the guitarist for the catchy pop band ‘.fun’ and it shocks Dunham how much differently her life would be right now if she hadn’t listened to or believed the psychic.
“I believe in horoscopes (so much), I believe in psychics, mercury’s been in retrograde- if any of your technology’s been failing, that’s what’s been going on,” she tells Jimmy Kimmel during an interview. “I’ve felt its effects myself. A psychic told me when I was going to meet my boyfriend (and) I met him. She said I was going to meet him in April and I met him in April. I was like, ‘Should I keep going out with this guy, it’s kind of messy, I don’t know.’ And she was like, ‘No. End it. Somebody’s coming in April and he plays music.’ And she said, ‘I can see him in the corner and he’s laughing and laughing and laughing.’ He does laugh a lot.”
However, Lena states that at the time, she actually didn’t take the psychic’s advice very seriously. She did follow her suggestion about breaking up with her boyfriend at the time but wasn’t expecting the rest to come true. She has a habit of recording her psychic readings and she never realized how accurate the psychic was that day until she played one of the recordings back and she was amazed at how much sense it all made and how true it all was.
“The craziest thing was you would think I would be obsessively looking around for men with guitar cases but no, I forgot about it,” she explained to Kimmel. “(And then) I heard it and cold chills went down my body because of the truth of it all.”
The subject of psychics and mediums came up because Kimmel was asking about her email newsletter, which happens to feature horoscopes in it. The newsletter is mostly aimed towards women and discusses everything from health to female rights. She expresses her extreme pride in it and laments the fact that her family is clueless when it comes to technology and therefore aren’t able to view it.
“First of all, the email thing- my family literally can’t figure out how to sign up for it, no-one’s ever been more confused,” she says. “They were like, ‘It didn’t come.’ I said, ‘Yeah you had to sign up. It wasn’t just like you thought about it and then it was going to appear to you.’ And then I tried to sign them up but they had to click a verification link in their inboxes, which none of them seemed to be able to do, and I have a tool that lets me see if you’re signed up or not- you get it when you become an internet entrepreneur.”