Charlize Theron has spoken openly about several of her personal life choices, including why she's never wanted to get married, in a new interview.
Despite society healthily moving away - at a steady pace - from age-old expectations and sexist tropes when it comes to women's lives, there are still many pressures and assumptions. So, it continues to be refreshing when a high-profile woman speaks frankly about why she hasn't decided to follow old narratives.
Speaking to Howard Stern on his SirusXM show, the Bombshell actor - who has never been married and is mother to two adopted children, Jackson and August - was responding to questions from Stern about her personal life when she said: "I've never wanted to get married. That's never been something that's important to me."
The actor also clarified old reports that she was engaged to her ex-boyfriend Sean Penn, who she dated from 2014 to 2015: "That's not true. I did not almost get married to Sean, that's such bullsh*t.
"We dated and then we didn't date anymore. It was a relationship for sure, we were definitely exclusive. It was for barely a year, it was for barely a year, he never moved in. I was never going to marry him, it was nothing like that."
When pressed by Stern, who somewhat irritatingly suggested that she must want a "love in her life" as "you get lonely as a woman", Theron responded by saying that her children are enough.
"I have two great little loves of my life right now. Life is filled with love... I have never been lonely, I have never felt alone.
"My life right now doesn't allow room for something like that [a romantic relationship] to happen... but there's not this need that drives me [to find romance]. I don't know if I'll ever be able to live with someone else again, to be perfectly frank they might have to buy the house next to me because I don't know if I'm going to be able to f***ing deal with that ever again. I'm too old for that sh*t."
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