Honest to God, this is the first I’m hearing of it, but it looks like this rumor has been floating around for a few weeks. It involves Charlize Theron and her recent (as yet unverified) split with Stuart Townsend, and how she and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner have been spotted all over Los Angeles looking very close. Bitch! I can’t believe Charlize is trying to steal my man! In truth, there’s just a hodge-podge of anecdotal reports about Charlize and Jeremy hanging out, and there’s absolutely no proof that they’re anything but friends. But still, when you look at these photos, it totally seems likely.
So here are the basics: Jeremy and Charlize have been friends “for years” – probably ever since they filmed North Country together, back in 2004-05. Charlize, being a good friend and an Oscar-winning actress, decided to hostess some events for Jeremy and The Hurt Locker team, most likely events for Academy voters. People Magazine noted that at one of those events, a guest said that “Charlize and Jeremy palled around and hung out for a while.” People also noted that Jeremy and Charlie “recently stepped out for drinks at The Foundry on Melrose in L.A., where they were ‘extremely comfortable together,’ an onlooker says. So, are they an item? According to a source, ‘they’re just really close friends.’”
Next piece of information? The denial! Jeremy told People (via Starpulse) that he and Charlize are “just friends. We’re crazy about each other. I can go hang out with her and play her piano and sip Scotch.” Goddamn it! He drinks Scotch?!? I bet he watches NCIS too! He really is the perfect imaginary boyfriend, minus the whole “he’s probably bangin’ a blonde Oscar-winning bombshell who would likely shank me” stuff.
Anyway, the final piece of information that I am obsessively collecting to “prove” that Jeremy and Charlize could be a couple: Charlize is going to the Oscars as a presenter and as Jeremy’s cheerleader, according to PopSugar. They think something’s up too! Damn it, why does Charlize get the hot guys? Oh, right. That whole blonde bombshell thing. Right.