Charlize Theron's dating life has been the subject of many false tabloid stories as of late. Gossip Cop has debunked several of the actress's nonexistent romances with other stars. Here are five wrong rumors on the subject.
In May, Gossip Cop busted Life & Style for wrongly reporting that Theron was going on a date with Trevor Noah. The magazine claimed "The Daily Show" host asked out the actress when she appeared on his show to promote her new movie Long Shot. Theron and Noah - both of whom are South African - have been friendly for years, but their relationship has never been romantic.
Shortly before the bogus article emerged, Theron said in an interview with "Extra" that she's not looking for love at the moment. The actress explained, "I'm gonna finish this press tour [for Long Shot] then I'm gonna shoot a movie in London, and I'm figuring like around September we'll talk about this."
Gossip Cop also called out NW in May for falsely claiming a romance was developing between Theron and Seal. The outlet maintained that the two stars hit it off after crossing paths at the Whitby Hotel in New York City, where they were both staying. However, the singer himself shot down the romance rumors when they were brought up by a photographer at LAX the following week. Seal wasn't even aware of the story, but when a photographer explained the tabloids were "trying to put you guys together," the musician responded "Oh, no... There's nothing to that."
In April, Gossip Cop shot down a Life & Style report claiming Ben Affleck's friends were trying to set him up with Theron. The two had starred together in 2000's Reindeer Games, and according to the outlet, the actor's pals thought she was a good catch because she's "a great mom, and not to mention drop-dead gorgeous." Affleck's spokesperson told us on the record that the article was made-up. Despite what the magazine's anonymous "source" said, a rep qualified to speak on the actor's behalf assured us his friends weren't playing matchmaker for him.
Earlier this year, there were a whole slew of articles linking the actress to Brad Pitt, despite his rep repeatedly refuting the dating rumors. One of the more ridiculous takes on the subject came from the Globe, which said in March that Theron had dumped Pitt for "two-timing" her with Jennifer Aniston. Every aspect of the narrative was fabricated.
Theron and Pitt were never together, nor had the actor ever rekindled a romance with his ex-wife. Separate spokespeople for the stars involved in the report assured Gossip Cop it was complete nonsense. And in the midst of all the tabloid stories claiming she was dating Pitt, Theron herself confirmed she was "single" during an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
And finally, Gossip Cop busted Life & Style last year for wrongly contending Theron was ready to settle down and start a family with Alexander Skarsgard, who co-starred in Long Shot. The primary problem with the premise was that the two stars were never an item. Shortly before the report was published, Theron revealed in an interview that she was single and had no interest in dating at the moment. The actress told Hello magazine how dating "feels like more work than something I would really enjoy," adding, "I think I'll have to change that mindset before I start dating again."
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.