Charlize Theron Opens Up About Why She's Never Wanted To Get Married

Olivia Blair

From ELLE

Charlize Theron has spoken about several of her life choices, including why she's never wanted to get married, in a revealing 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.'

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When pressed by Stern, who somewhat irritatingly suggested that she wants a 'love in her life' as 'you get lonely as a woman', Theron responded by saying 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.'

For anyone wondering (*cough* Howard Stern), we'd say Theron spelled it out pretty clearly there.

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