Charlize Theron opens up to Drew Barrymore about Why She Hasn’t “Dated Anybody for Over 5 Years”

Charlize Theron has only one advice for potential suitors, Come with “a lot of game” or don’t even bother. The “Mad Max Fury Road” actress recently sat down for a candid conversation on The Drew Barrymore Show, where she opened up about her love life and raising her daughters.

“I haven’t dated anybody for over five years,” the 45 year old actress revealed to fellow actress and host Drew Barrymore. To which Barrymore, who also hasn’t been in a relationship since her divorce with Will Kopelman, enthusiastically replied, “Me Too!” Charlize continued, “I’m open when friends of mine are like, ‘You should go on a date, you should meet this guy.'”

Although the Oscar winning actress admits to being open to meeting new people, she said she also feels “like I’m in a place in my life where you have to come with a lot of game.”

“Not the kind of game that we think of,” clarified the actress before saying, “the kind of game where my life is really good. So you better be able to bring that and maybe better because I just won’t accept anything less,” Theron said.

“I can honestly say this, on my life: I don’t feel lonely”

The “Atomic Blonde” actress has previously been in long term relationships, like with Stuart Townsend from 2002 to 2010. Charlize was last linked to Actor Sean Penn in 2013 before the two split for good in 2015. Earlier this year in June, the star clarified on the Howard Stern Show that they were never engaged despite reports at the time. Theron has since started a family of her own.

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Despite being single for a long time now, Theron is in no rush to get into a relationship, adding that she’s fulfilled by being a mom to her daughters, Jackson, 8, and August, 5, whom she adopted in 2012 and 2015, respectively. “I don’t long for that much. She continued, “I can honestly say this, on my life, I don’t feel lonely.”

“I always say I would want someone to be an addition, if not the equation, and never a subtraction”

According to Theron, Motherhood has definitely shifted her priorities. “Once I had my children, it’s not that it replaces something, or that it makes you less interested in something else,” she said. “I’m still firing on all cylinders. I just think your priorities are in a place that is of high demand.” She continued, “It’s a lot of work to be a parent. 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,’” the actress confessed.

Barrymore, who is also a mother to her and Kopelman’s daughters, Olive, 7, and Frankie, 6, agreed with Theron’s views when it comes to dating. “I always say I would want someone to be an addition, if not the equation, and never a subtraction,” the host said.

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Theron echoed Barrymore’s words, saying her phrase sums it up perfectly. “I’m gonna take that,” she said. “I’m stealing that, just so you know.”

“I am so proud of the fact that my kids live in a home where they feel like they’re safe”

The “Bombshell” actress also further opened up about her childhood, noting how her own difficult upbringing has made her strive for “calmness in the home environment.”

“I think that’s the other reason why I’m not so eager to jump into a relationship,” she said. “I am so proud of the fact that my kids live in a home where they feel like they’re safe. And they feel like they’re never gonna have to walk on eggshells, and they’re never gonna have to come down and worry about how their day is gonna go. I don’t want any of that, because that’s how I was raised, and it leaves marks on you for sure.”


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