AceShowbiz - Charlize Theron is putting to rest rumors that she was once engaged to Sean Penn. The "Bombshell" actress made an appearance on SiriusXM's "The Howard Stern Show" to promote Netflix's "The Old Guard" on Monday, June 22 when she was asked to set the record straight on the extend of their relationship.
During the chat, host Howard Stern brought up the topic by suggesting that she "almost got married" to the "Milk" star. In response, the 44-year-old actress was quick to offer a denial. "What? That's not true. No. I did not 'almost get married to Sean,' that's such bulls**t," she clarified. "No, we dated, that was literally all we did, we dated."
Offering a bit more insight into their past romance, the Academy Award winner stated, "We dated and then we didn't date. It was a relationship, for sure. We were definitely exclusive, but it was for barely a year." She stressed, "We never moved in or…like, no, I wasn't gonna marry him. It was nothing like that."
When pressed further if she will ever get married, the mother of 8-year-old Jackson and 3-year-old August confessed, "I never wanted to get married." On the reason why, she explained, "That's never been something that's important to me. On the lives of my children, I've never been lonely. I've never felt alone."
The "Mad Max: Fury Road" actress continued, "My life right now just doesn't allow for a lot of room for something like that to happen, something that's already incredibly difficult to achieve when you're not a single mom with a career." She added, "But in saying that, there's not this thing that drives me [to have a romantic relationship]."
"I enjoy being set up on dates but I don't know if I'll ever be able to live with somebody again," the ex-girlfriend of Stuart Townsend further claimed. "To be totally frank, they might have to buy the house next to me. I don't know if I'm going to be able to deal with that ever again, I'm too old for that s**t."
Theron and Penn first stepped out together in December 2013. They were together for one and a half year before splitting in June 2015. A year after they parted ways, Theron broke her silence about their separation. "We were in a relationship and then it didn't work anymore. And we both decided to separate. That's it," she told WSJ Magazine.