Are Charlize Theron & Keanu Reeves dating?

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Oh, this is good rumor! TMZ is trying to make like Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves were all over each other as they exited a restaurant last night. TMZ has video of the two of them kissing goodnight (here) and a photo of Charlize’s arms wrapped around Keanu, under his jacket. Eh. Is that proof that they’re boning? Could be. Charlize is single now, to my knowledge. She and Stuart Townsend split in January, and since then she’s only really been associated with Jeremy Renner as far as romantic gossip goes. So it could be happening.

Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron didn’t just share a romantic dinner at a Beverly Hills restaurant last night — they also shared a really intimate goodbye hug and kiss on the way out.
As the two walked out of Bouchon restaurant, the two locked in a really snug embrace and then tenderly swapped some cheek kisses.

It wasn’t exactly a makeout session — but it wasn’t the way you’d send off your grandmother either.

UPDATE: More evidence — when they hugged each other goodbye, Charlize’s hands are clearly UNDER KEANU’S JACKET!

[From TMZ]

Now, Charlize and Keanu are pretty close friends, by most accounts. They worked together in Sweet November and The Devil’s Advocate, and have always spoken highly of each other. Could love bloom amongst friends? Sure. However, I don’t think Charlize is Keanu’s type. He seems to go for brunettes with an edge, if I’m remembering his dating history correctly. Most likely they’re probably just affectionate friends. But we’ll see.

Here are some photos of Charlize and Keanu. I also threw in one of her and Renner.

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  1. ogechi says:

    Good news! I cant forget Sweet November.

  2. SolitaryAngel says:

    This is a rumor I can get behind! I’ve always thought they would be great together, but the Sandra/Keanu pairing would be perfect! Sigh…

  3. LindyLou says:

    It would be nice to hear about a couple getting together as opposed to splitting up. I hope if it’s true that they are happy.

  4. Isabel says:

    I used to love Keanu so much, but he’s been rocking the borderline crazy/does not shower/hobo vibe for so long now that he makes my skin crawl. Maybe he’ll start showering if they are hooking up? It could be a plus for everybody!

  5. Lisa says:

    He actually has dated quite a few blondes, like autumn macintosh who he was engaged to. Honestly, I don’t think most men have a type. When it comes to lust/love, they don’t really care about hair color or whether they have light or dark skin, except when they are young. IMO.

  6. Anna says:

    I’d love that. They would be soooo good and beautiful together 🙂

  7. Icecat says:

    Cute couple, if it is true!!

  8. Chelly says:

    I wld love it if this were true! they wrk so well and look so great together!!!

    *crosses fingers*

    1 can only hope =)

  9. Zelda says:

    Those two make lot of sense together. Not that I know them, but they have the same vibe, I guess.

  10. lrm says:

    In the pics here,they certainly seem like they have major chemistry going on….makes sense.

  11. CandyKay says:

    They both have a major stoner vibe!

    Liked Keanu when he was younger, but I don’t think he’s aged well. Not necessarily his fault. He’s had a hard life.

  12. Maritza says:

    Keanu’s scruffy beard is just plain ugly and Charlize’s hairdo in that first picture is awful. Anyway we never hear of Keanu’s love life, it seems to me he is a loner, I thought he was gay.

  13. Mary says:

    I bet they’re just friends. I didn’t know she & Townsend split. That’s sad. I thought they were a cute couple.

  14. meme says:

    @kaiser, thanks for the pic of my imaginary boyfriend JEREMY RENNER:-) charlize’s crazy to choose keanu over JR. keanu has zero personality.

  15. Leticia says:

    they are perfect for each other.

  16. benny says:

    They would probably make some really nice looking kids.

  17. Red says:

    he is so utterly sexy I want to lick my computer screen

  18. Lala11_7 says:

    They look like two old friends who have a lot of affection for each other…and have no problem showing it…

    A friend…is forever (especially a male friend)…a boyfriend/husband?!?!

  19. annerox says:

    he needs to shave that crap off his face! but i do think they make a cute couple!! oooh they have looked adorable together since the devils advocate in my eyes!

  20. anon says:

    He’s cute when he shaves but dating him.. can you imagine him having a serious conversation? All monotone and dead pan..kind of hilarious but also a boner kill, so to speak.

    And he was dating China Chow, Tina Chow’s daughter last I heard. Eh.

    Jeremy Renner skeeves me out I saw him before he was famous.. he was Jeffrey Dahmner in a movie and OH, so creepy (good acting.. but creepy) looks too boyish to get excited over.


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  23. buckley says:

    Renner, what a munchkin!
    Had no idea.
    I like her with Keanu.

  24. Eileen Yover says:

    I hope this is true-he hasn’t been happy since his girlfriend died in that car accident. Poor guy. And she is freaking GORGEOUS. Love her.

  25. serena says:

    Wasn’t Keanu gay?

  26. meme says:


  27. Red Folder says:

    When I first saw this all I could think of was, “OH PLEASE let this be TRUE!” I don’t know why, but Keanu seems like a gentle soul and Stuart always seemed like a dick.

  28. MechaAlice says:

    Ok, I don’t usually comment, but WTF is going on with their hair in that first picture? They look horrible, like a couple from the 80’s! Charlize is one of the most beautiful women on the planet, but that hair is just plain awful.

  29. Morgs says:

    Keanu’s girlfriend died in a car accident?

  30. truthSF says:

    @ Morgs, yes she did, and if I remember correctly she was also the mother of his baby who died soon after birth?!

  31. Mistral says:

    I love Keanu. They would make a lovely couple. Probably make some cute kids, too.

  32. Kelaa Khaa says:

    There is a racy British show called Mile High and the character Marco looks almost identical to Keanu except he is alot younger.

  33. Carrie says:

    Sadly, don’t think this is true (although they would be a great couple).

    I watched the TMZ video and they really did seem to be good friends- bear hugs, cheek kisses, and then she got in her car.
    It didn’t seem romantic, and since she is newly single, she’s probably at loose ends and re-connecting with old friends.

    Too bad, they both seem like decent people and they’d look well together!

  34. Ruffian9 says:

    I’d rather know WTF is going on with her hair in the header picture. The hell?

  35. bubbles says:

    I loooove that first picture. makes me feel so pretty. see, they have bad days too. she looks like crazy aunt Billie-Jean from Minnesota and he looks like the bum/stoner that hands out in Venice all day

  36. Camille says:

    I don’t know, I kind of think they would be an odd couple. Mind you they could be the new celeb ‘glamour’ stoner couple- they could be the new Brad and Jen! Then Keanu could leave Char for Megan Fox and then we could have a whole new burmuda triangle! Great idea!Ok, I give these 2 the go ahead now! 😉

  37. archiepelago says:

    Charlize is sort of like Angelina, in that they are both beautiful but make weird hair and outfit choices at times. That first photo is god awful fug….

  38. Missfit says:

    Duude! That would be so awesome! I LOVED Devil’s Advocate AND Sweet November, they always have looked so good together. However, I do agree with the comment someone else made about him and Sandra,lol. I loved her with that dark hair in Aeon Flux. She’s a good actress as well and very beautiful and I’m glad she can take serious (ugly) roles as in Monster. When I first saw her in Devil’s Advocate, I was like (Who’s that girl, she’s so pretty) lol. I like Keanu too, he’s SO NOT Hollywood and just keeps to himself. Ya, I did read somewhere how he was with this girl for a long time he truly loved and she passed away and she was his baby momma. That was a long time ago and I think he was truly hurt from that for the longest time and I’m sure he just needed that time to heal.

  39. James says:

    I thought Keanu Reeves was supposed to “comfort” Sandra Bullock.

  40. Sunnyjyl says:

    Keanu is so incredibly sweet and kind. I want good things for him.

  41. mtngirl says:

    Is it just me, or do Charlize and Keanu look great in the second picture?

  42. SallyJay says:


  43. itzbilebitch says:

    if theyre a couple theyd make really really pretty babiess *sigh*

  44. Jag says:

    Oh I hope not because she comes across as a b!tch, and he comes across as a nice guy. He should be calling Sandra in about a year, instead. 🙂

  45. ZooniQ says:

    I’ve only read lovely things written about Keanu, he seems like a really special guy. Not so keen on Charlize though, she strikes me as being high maintenance and I don’t think they have chemistry, certainly not onscreen anyway. Then again, I’ve always thought he and Sandra Bullock belong together, they seem like such a great fit.