South African actress Charlize Theron, one of Hollywood’s most glamorous stars and long-time partner Stuart Townsend have reportedly called it quits. But love is blooming for Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard.
The Oscar winner and Townsend had been one of Tinseltown’s more stable couples for nine years, although the relationship never advanced beyond the commitment ring Townsend gave to her.
Now, she’s apparently cast the ring and the commitment off, London’s Daily Mail reports.
“Stuart gave it to me as a sign of our commitment to each other,” Theron has said in the past. “I never take it off.”
They met in 2001 on the set of a thriller called “Trapped.” But apparently nothing lasts for never. Theron was spotted at last week’s Hope for Haiti telethon, without the ring.
Theron was also spotted celebrating her mother’s birthday at Spago in L.A. Wednesday night, and again, no ring. Two sightings almost confirms the rumor.
“I didn’t do a church wedding or anything but we consider ourselves husband and wife,” Towensend told People magazine in 2007. “We love each other and we want to spend our lives together.”
Theron, 34, reportedly decided to break up with the Irish actor after they spent the Christmas holidays in Mexico. “They had become more like brother and sister than lovers,” a friend of the actress’ told the Mail. “It was she who ended it.” Ouch!
But love is apparently ringing true for Bell, 29. The ‘When in Rome’ star was sporting a diamond engagement ring at the Grammys and her rep confirmed the hookup with Shepard35, according to UsMagazine.com.
The couple has been dating since January 2008 and recently starred together in “When in Rome.”