Charlize Theron & Gabriel Aubry might be happening, ‘they’re really into each other’

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I would imagine that if you’re an A-lister or even a B-lister in LA and you have kids, it’s quite easy for everyone in the same group to just date within the group. Hollywood moms tend to have the same dating pool, is what I’m saying. So, would it surprise you to learn that there could be something happening between Charlize Theron and Gabriel Aubry, best known as Halle Berry’s ex-lover? No, it does not surprise me. There were photos of Charlize and Gabriel together this week:

And sources told OK! Magazine (weird…) that Charlize and Gabe are happening:

Charlize Theron seems to have a new man in her life and he’s very easy on the eyes. According to US OK! magazine, the 44-year-old Mad Max: Fury Road actress has been quietly dating Halle Berry’s ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, 40. Theron and Aubry were seen having fun together at the Santa Monica Pier in late May. The two met at their children’s Los Angeles school.

“They are really into each other,” a source told OK! magazine. “It’s still the early days so they want to keep things discreet, but they have a genuine connection and obviously a huge attraction.”

Theron and Aubry are said to be quietly dating after running into each other at the private school that their children attend.

“They bonded at play dates and parenting events,” the source said, adding that their flirting ways quickly turned into romance. “They’ve had dinner together a few times and talk often when they’re not together. Gabriel’s trying to play it cool but Charlize is smitten. The more they get to know each other the more they realize they have a lot in common. They are at the point in their lives where they crave serenity and friendship,” the source said. “They can converse about the simple things in life.”

[From The Daily Mail & IB Times]

Not only does this NOT seem strange to me, I actually think they make sense as a couple. Gabriel has been very low-key over the past few years, as the custody battle with Halle died down significantly. I’m not even sure that Gabriel still works that much as a model/personality – he tends to do a handful of one-off events a year and that’s about it. But that kind of low-key style works for Charlize. I don’t know, am I crazy for thinking that they make sense? I’m really feeling this.

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115 Responses to “Charlize Theron & Gabriel Aubry might be happening, ‘they’re really into each other’”

  1. Lora says:

    It makes sense plus they are sooo hot together, sigh…

  2. RBC says:

    If true, it will be interesting to see how Halle deals with this relationship.

  3. JeanGrey says:

    God, they are smokin’ together. So effing hot!

  4. Dids says:

    As hot as they both are, two blonds dating each other is always a bit freaky.

  5. Idky says:

    I’m more interested in the how Halle will deal with this relationship than the actual relationship itself! I predict drama and jealousy on Halle’s part with the whole kids thing. Charlize is tough beyotch and can handle Halle’s crazy.

  6. Hmm…beautiful couple but CT is a rude piece of work. Is he just into cray? Also I like the longish hair and I like the scruff but not together. It’s too sexy disciple for me.

    • INeedANap says:

      Is she really rude? I think she is just a no-nonsense woman. I always side-eye gossip about women being rude or b!tchy, including from one/both of the Mowry sisters. Right up there with calling women “hysterical” or “crazy”.

      • Lilly says:

        I agree and will add that this idea that women need to be ‘nice’ and ‘non-threatening’ is so annoying.

        I was thinking the other day that if someone like Angelina or Charlize had turned down Kesha’s enthusiastic (awkward) request for a hug with ‘no thanks’ and backed away like Seinfeld did, they’d be roasted alive for being catty.

      • Caroline says:

        No, she is actually really rude and bitchy. She’s not just some “strong, no nonsense woman”. She is an objectively not very nice person.

      • I’ve read that she is rude and arch. According to rumor she was discovered at the bank because her prolonged diatribe made the teller cry and drew everyone’s attention to her beauty and engaging voice.I personally love a bold personality but male or female you don’t get a pass from me if you don’t treat people with basic decency. Her being with Sean Penn doesn’t make me doubt the rumors less. As for the Mowry claim I don’t know why her story is somehow less credible just because she’s a C-lister.

      • Don't kill me I am French says:

        She can be rude and bitchy like everyone. Who is nice or in good mood all time ? No one!

      • Don’t kill me
        Of course no one is polite all the time but her reputation exceeds occasional bad day moodiness. And there are some celebs who never generate any stories about obnoxious behavior, so yeah. Why should she get a pass for this and not other celebs who get dragged here for the same thing?

      • Artemis says:


        That story has a life of its own. The basic gist is that Theron moved to the US for her career, she was 18 and broke and her mom send her a check (from South Africa). The bank refused to cash it for some reason and Theron didn’t back down as obviously a check is a check and she needed to eat/live! Different play of words are used to describe Theron’s behaviour now: tantrum, fight, argument, shouting match etc etc…Maybe she didn’t handle it perfectly, I wouldn’t start yelling but then again when you’re that young and desperate to survive in a country that you didn’t grow up in and have been disappointing by having to let go other career dreams (ballet/dancing for Theron) and possibly returning back to your own country, you would resort to desperate tactics to continue building a life and money would be the 1st priority.

        If anything Theron was never the type of person to accept no when she knows she’s right and will be herself and stand up for herself no matter what the circumstances or judgments of other people who would be easily dissuaded to push through.

      • Artemis

        Or she’s rude.
        I get it. As women we have to be vigilant about the patriarchal bullshit that demands women fold their hands, be quiet and be nice. But Theron asking that Mowry be thrown out of their spin class because she complained about her rudeness. Reports of Theron coming in late to the gym and asking trainers to pull other members off her favorite equip,ent. Co-star Nicholas Hoult alleging her horrid attitude, sense of entitlement and treatment of crew as a reason he didn’t relish the thought of working with her again…

        Not buying Theron as anything other than a first class diva.

      • Lilly says:

        “Theron asking that Mowry be thrown out of their spin class because she complained about her rudeness.”

        Please, she was apparently filming in South Africa when this came out in the tabloids, so don’t be so quick to buy it.

        “She’s a lot of fun, great sense of humor, but also incredible to watch,” he said. “I’m lucky I’ve done two films with her now and each time, very different characters but to watch her transform and switch it on in takes is remarkable.”

        Sound like Nicholas Hoult truly can’t stand her…

        But gossip is a buffet as Lainey says, and we choose to believe what we want to…

      • “You are an absolute nightmare but you were also fucking awesome.”
        Tom Hardy’s inscription on a gift to Theron after filming Mad Max

        “No. You have to stop saying that.”
        Theron interrupting Viola Davis’ explanation of the difficulties of being a black, middle-aged actress in Hollywood during a roundtable.

        “That’s because I’m a bitch.”
        Theron telling a reporter why she’s good at playing evil people.

        As for the Tia Mowry stuff you’re actually just calling her a liar, I guess. Mowry had no reason to lie, is not a famewhore and stuck to her story. A Soul Cycle employee confirmed the incident, albeit anonymously, because when Theron returned from South Africa (the incident was reported weeks after it happened) and saw the stink she wanted Mowry thrown out of the gym. The gym refused.

        And what else is Hoult supposed to say on the record?

      • Bachelorpod says:

        All I know is, Charlize always seemed to be the only dame who could shut down Chelsea Handler. Whenever she was on Chelsea’s show, Chelsea would be eating out of Charlize’ hand with her little tail tucked & quivering between her legs. No small feat.

      • Gina says:

        Yes. She really is that rude, bitchy, mean and vicious. Worst actress / actor I’ve ever worked with. Had people in tears daily on Mad Max set. No, she is not a natural blonde. Ash / mousy blonde.

    • Kosmos says:

      It wasn’t too long ago that I saw he had been in a relationship with someone else, but, hey, things seem to change up very quickly in this circle, right? I’d kinda like to see people staying together long term, ya know? Whatever happened to that?

    • G says:

      Yeah, she seems a touch saner than Halle, but there are definitely some commonalities there….
      I get what people are saying about using “crazy” and “bitch” to describe women, I really do. But that doesn’t mean that some women — as some men — aren’t simply a bit crazy and/or rude. Personally, I can respect people being “no nonsense”, but some people use that as an excuse to be rude. See also: people who will, unprompted, warn you about how “honest” and “blunt” they are, and what they really mean is that they lack tact and consideration for others.

  7. DeniseMich says:

    Charlize is only 41. I agree this makes sense to me also.. They would make beautiful children.

  8. Jeesie says:

    Damn, what a gorgeous couple!

    Hell of an upgrade from Sean Penn.

  9. Felicia says:

    I could easily see this. As a Canadian, I tend to get along like a house on fire with Australians, people from New Zealand and South Africans and Swedes. It could be a personality and not a nation thing, but the “it’s not the WHO you are, but who you really are” seems to be a common thread with the way the people from these places think.

  10. Snowflake says:

    He is so fine! I saw this on the DM and there were people slamming him for being a deadbeat. Shame

  11. Caroline says:

    Um, isn’t he violent? Like if you get into a fight with one of your other baby daddies, you don’t seem that stable.

    • Anatha says:

      He got beaten up by Olivier Martinez. So he was the victim not the violent party.

    • I liked him until I read about him chemically relaxing Nahla’s hair against her mother’s wishes. Halle had receipts from an independent lab and so I had to walk back my man model supprt.

      • Aren says:

        I believe that was a false accusation and there were no “receipts”.
        That’s why he’s considered a victim, Halle has planted all sorts of weird and racist stories to try to get Aubry out of his daughter’s life.

      • Idk for sure. The name of the lab was MicroChase Labs and it was entered into court records. I don’t think that’s insignificant even if it’s potentially inconclusive.

      • Felicia says:

        Huh. I remember that as being that he had supposedly lightened her hair. And that he said basically said “she spent the summer playing outside and in the pool” or something along those lines.

      • Snowflake says:

        @ felicia
        You are correct. Halle knows saying a white man tried to straighten her daughter’s hair would ignite all kinds of anger. She has the $$ to put whatever she wants out in the press. And blond white men can be legitimate victims. Halle is known for her cray cray. Team aubrey

      • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

        @Erin Lee Daniels
        Actually Halle accused him of bleaching her daughter’s hair and her “lab analysis” was wrong. I’m 100% Black with dark brown hair. In the summer, swimming in pools with Chlorine and the sun lightens my hair. I hate it because it doesn’t work with my complexion. I have to use a dark shade of Bigen hair color to get my dark brown back.

        Halle’s daughter is like 3/4 white with blonde hightlights so her hair of course will get lighter with more and more sun exposure. Her Dad might be more into outdoors or beach time than Halle. Her side-eye Halle on going there with the hair issue and race. She really should have gone to a sperm bank and then wouldn’t have to worry about sharing her daughter.

      • And maybe Halle is crazy in relationships and still cares about how her daughter’s hair is treated. The lab findings were entered into the records whether or not the judge felt they were admissable is irrelevant. Yes, even hated Halle is allowed to get worked up over her own child.

      • Felicia says:

        @Erin: of course she can. And if there weren’t photos around from when the two of them were together which make it clear that Nahla’s hair definitely lightens in the sun, assuming that he did something to her hair might have actually been logical. As it was, unless she went for a couple of months without asking her daughter about how she was spending her summer (and I very much doubt that), she was also fully aware of the “in the pool, running around outside” days.

    • KLO says:

      I have read all the articles over the years concerning Gabriel and Halle dramz.
      I have a feeling that Halle is drawn to passive-aggressive, manipulative and neglectful men because she grew up fatherless and her mother basically emotionally abandoned her in her teens.

      Gabriel looks to me like a textbook case of a passive-aggressive, manipulative user.

      Sure he is charming and hot. I would fuck him once and then cut him off to avoid further psychological damge.

      • kaiko says:

        Wellllll….from what I have read, Gabriel has a MUCH sadder past compared to that of Halle Berry. I’m thinking he is the one with Mom issues, in addition to her possible Daddy issues. I’m not on any “team aubrey”, but there are plenty of sob stories and $hitty childhoods to go around in Hollywood.

  12. Anatha says:

    I like the idea of them together and how normal it is that they met at the school of their children.

  13. Slowsnow says:

    He is an attractive dude in a conventional kind of way but in the last picture he’s almost as orange as El Drumpito + highlights. Not a fan of this look for women or men. Keep it simple Gab.

  14. The New Classic says:

    Is it just me or has his face changed DRASTICALLY? He still is hot af, but he looks a lot… manlier(?) now? I almost didn’t recognize him as the same guy.

    • Mannori says:

      Dunno about his face but HER face is changing drastically. Her work is awful, her fillers look like RealHousewife’s material, not A-list moviestar. Her jawline in that picture is really terrible and she’s even pointing her chin up! She was so pretty, and still is when she’s posing and all glammed up, but the hype about her so called natural beauty is overrated.

  15. QQ says:

    RELEASE THE SEX TAPES!! Prove To Me that this is real!! For Researches!

    Also I Cannot WAIT for her Atomic Blonde Pressers and carpets and clothes and unwarm unnice interviews

  16. Sage says:

    Why would Halle react? She’s over and done with that fool a long time ago. I doubt she’s harbouring any bitterness.

  17. Mannori says:

    I don’t know how this is gonna end, not well IMO. He’s a starf*cker and she’s a rude egomaniac. So I hope is just sex and it will wash out quickly.

  18. okay says:

    I saw the pics on ROL. They are literally just standing near each other and GA appears to be talking and laughing with some other blonde woman. There doesn’t seem to be any interaction with CT at all. Much ado about nothing…smh.

  19. Amelie says:

    I know Charlize has a difficult reputation, but this makes a lot of sense. Both of them are multilingual, have kids, and they are familiar with dating people in the industry. I still don’t understand what Charlize ever saw in Sean Penn (or what any women see in Sen Penn) but glad she pulled the plug on that. I actually want this to work for both of them.

    And yeah this is probably driving Halle crazy. But I don’t feel sorry for her considering the way she acted during the custody fight, wanting to take Nala away and move to France with Olivier Martinez.

  20. Addison says:

    Well look at that. Two good looking people dating each other.

  21. Word says:

    I’d pay good money to be a fly on their wall..

  22. Jezza says:

    He’s gorgeous. So freaking gorgeous. I also don’t get an asshole vibe from him, either. Everything about him was apparently perfect until the custody stuff began, if you believe Halle.

  23. Bitsy says:

    Noooooo Charlize. One Leo lioness already tried it…. he should be a part of the Real Husbands of Hollywood set. He’s a gold digger who wants a woman to sponsor him…. nothing wrong with house husbands but he always struck me as being gigolo-ish.
    But if it’s really happening, i actually believe she and Halle would co parent and blend really well.

    • Joannie says:

      He was/is a fairly successful model. I know a guy who is considered one of the world’s top male models and he does pretty well financially. I’m fairly certain Gabriel has his own stash unless he’s blown it all. I think they make a beautiful couple.

      • Hannah says:

        Male models don’t make anything like the kind of money female models make. Even real successful male models like David gaundy complained about this.. If I remember correctly aubrey lamented that he didn’t get much work anymore and needed the massive monthly payments he’s getting from Halle. So unless he was lying in court he’s not that wealthy it seems.

  24. Chelsea says:

    Individually two attractive people, however they look too much like siblings to be a hot couple imo.

  25. lucy2 says:

    They are both ridiculously good looking. If true, hopefully it goes better for them than their previous relationships.

  26. Mi says:

    Oh at least she wont be labelled “superficial” for dating a model, unlike male actors. *cough cough*

  27. Shelley says:

    Meh. I think he was equally responsible for whatever drama went down with Halle.
    Charlize has a type, and she is getting what she is asking for here. Good luck to them.

  28. Hannah says:

    I don’t get the hard on for this guy.
    He’s a model with no real accomplishments bar dating famous women, if this was a female model who only dated famous actors people wouldn’t be so kind, imo.

  29. Jig says:

    Charlize, moenie! haardloop meisie! he’s hot but no, just once I’d like to see a beautiful accomplished woman date a man on the same level, not some out of work model who is famous because of his ex. But it’s OK so pretty sure the story is fabricated the other pictures tell a different story.

  30. Ange says:

    “They bonded at play dates and parenting events,”

    I read this as ‘they boned at play dates and parenting events’ and was all ‘whooooaaa, but he’s hot so I get it’.

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