Charlize Theron: Being single doesn't mean I'm 'missing out'

  • Charlize Theron is getting candid about her relationship status and blaming society for making people believe romantic relationships are something everyone 'needs and wants'.
  • "I don't feel like I'm missing out on something in my life," she said of being single.
  • The Old Guard star added, when she is ready to settle down, she wouldn't mind having a relationship like Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuck. "That's my kind of relationship!" she said.


Don't get it twisted – Charlize Theron wants you to know she isn't "missing out on something" because she's single.

The Bombshell star recently spoke to E! New's Daily Pop about society making romantic relationships seem like something everyone 'needs and wants'.

"I really do believe that women really make shit happen for themselves," she said while promoting her new Netflix film The Old Guard. "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."

The Academy Award-winning actor went on to say that when she is ready to settle down, she'd like her relationship to mirror that of Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuck.

"I think if I met the love of my life, we would have to buy a house down the street. I remember when Gwyneth Paltrow married her husband Brad and they lived in separate homes, people made such a stink about it. I was like, 'That's my kind of relationship!'" she said.

This isn't the first time the star's spoken openly about her relationship status. She recently got candid about her rumoured engagement to Sean Penn, saying bluntly in an interview with Howard Stern: "We dated, that was literally all we did, we dated... I was never going to marry him."

She added, saying marriage has "never been something that's important" to her: "On the lives of my children, I've never been lonely. I've never felt alone."

She credited her two daughters Jackson and August as being the "great loves" of her life instead.