Charlize Theron Hasn't Dated Anybody For Over Five Years: "I Don't Feel Lonely"

She's too busy being a parent.

Charlize Theron hasn't dated anybody for "over five years".

The Mad Max: Fury Road star, 45, insists she has been on a few dates but hasn't seriously dated anyone in the last five years.

Speaking on The Drew Barrymore Show, she said: "It is strange for people to, kind of, wrap their heads around it. I've been on a few dates, but I haven't dated anybody for over five years. I’m open when friends of mine are like, 'You should go on a date, you should meet this guy.' "

Charlize dated Third Eye Blind singer Stephan Jenkins for three years before going their separate ways in October 2001. She moved to Stuard Townsend whom she met on the set of Trapped. That relationship ended in 2010. Charlize then hooked up with Sean Penn in 2013. Despite rumours that they might have been engaged, they broke up two years later. 

Even though she's open to meeting new people, she said she feels "like I’m in a place in my life where you have to come with a lot of game... The kind of game that’s like, my life is really good so you better be able to bring that and maybe better because I just won’t accept anything less."

She continued, "I can honestly say this, on my life, I don’t feel lonely.

"Once I had my children [Jackson, eight, and August, five], it’s not that it replaces something, or that it makes you less interested in [romance]... it’s a lot of work to be a parent and part of that is at the end of the day I get to bed and I think, ‘Oh my God, I wouldn’t want this day to be any different.' "

Meanwhile, Charlize previously insisted she is dating herself.

She said: "[Just the other day] I was in the car with my two girls and my little one said something like 'You need a boyfriend!' And I said, 'Actually, I don't. Right now, I feel really good,' and she's like, 'You know what, mom? You just need a boyfriend, you need a relationship!' She had this look in her eye like she had never really contemplated that that was even a possibility. Her mind was blown. But, I know that was the day that she realised there's a different possibility."

Charlize isn't interested in finding a romantic partner, and slammed society for making relationships seem like something everyone "needs and wants".

She insisted: "I really do believe that women really make s**t happen for themselves, and I think this idea of relationships sometimes gets ... society approaches it in a sense of like, obviously that is something you need and want, and that really hasn't been the case for me. I don't feel like I'm missing out on something in my life, it's just not something I'm looking out for right now. I think that time will come."— BANG

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