Josh Olins Charlize Theron for Harper's Bazaar
Charlize Theron isn't ready to jump into a relationship.
"It was just a deep dive into a relationship," Theron, 47, told the magazine. "And I was just like, I don't know if I wanna. ... I just feel so out of practice."
"When my kids say, 'Mom, nobody makes pasta better than you,' nothing gets close to that," Theron said.
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Josh Olins Charlize Theron on the cover of Harper's Bazaar's Process Issue
Back in September 2020, Theron said on The Drew Barrymore Show that she was enjoying the single life while raising her two daughters.
"I haven't dated anybody for over five years," the Mad Max: Fury Road actress said at the time. "I'm open when friends of mine are like, 'You should go on a date, you should meet this guy.' "
Though the Academy Award winner was open to meeting new people, she said she felt "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, 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," she said.
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Theron went on to add, "I can honestly say this, on my life, I don't feel lonely."
"Once I had my children, it's not that it replaces something, or that it makes you less interested in something else," she explained. "I'm still firing on all cylinders. I just think your priorities are in a place that is of high demand; 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.' "
Before Penn, 62, Theron had a long-term relationship with actor Stuart Townsend after meeting him on the set of their 2002 film Trapped. They broke up in 2010.