US Weekly: Ryan Reynolds broke up with Charlize Theron because she wanted a family

As Kaiser reported yesterday, US Weekly has a big story this week all about how Scarlett Johansson supposedly wants her ex husband, Ryan Reynolds, back so she can start a family with him and have his gerbil-faced babies. Meanwhile he’s wary of getting back with the woman who dumped him, and has been happily off sowing his oats with a bunch of PYTs and models. One of his latest hookups, the lovely Charlize Theron, didn’t work out according to US, which has an inset story on that Scarlett article all about how Ryan dumped Charlize when she started to get too serious. I get the feeling that if the timing would have been better, like if Ryan wasn’t freshly divorced, he would have been all over that for the long haul. He got burned and he’s waiting to see what happens. It doesn’t help that Scarlett is messing with his head. Or are Ryan’s people pushing that story to make it look like Scarlett thinks she made a mistake?

Anyway, here’s US’ story about the end of Charry:

A source says the newly divorced Ryan Reynolds ended his brief summer fling with Charlize Theron, 36, in late July [after two months] because he “only wanted something casual, but she’s in a rush to settle down, have kids and start a family since she’s getting older. Charlize didn’t take it very well when he broke it off. She knows deep down that it wouldn’t have worked, but she is pretty bummed about it all.”

No wonder: The relationship seemed so promising for the private pair, who kept their relationship very quiet, says an insider. In fact, the couple weren’t even on anyone’s radar until Reynolds was spotted emerging from the Oscar winner’s Malibu home June 5. “They just dated, mostly long-distance,” says a friend of the twosome, set up by mutual pals. (Theron’s nine-year relationship with actor Stuart Townsend, 38, ended last year.) The former neighbors, who had known each other for several years, quickly discovered they had a spark: After a covert dinner date at Gjelina in Los Angeles July 13 (“He came in before her and sat down, then she snuck in,” says a fellow diner), they were spotted making out in a nearby parking lot. But Theron’s family focus, compounded with conflicting schedules, forced Ryan to end it. “They’re both too busy,” says another pal of Theron… “And they were hardly ever together anyway.”

[From US Weekly, print edition, August 15, 2011]

Oh well, they would have been so blindingly attractive together. People said the same thing about Ryan and Scarlett and we hardly saw them though. It’s like Ryan’s relationships only exist in the abstract.

I’m kind of surprised to hear that Charlize was pushing for a family, though. She said all that stuff about not getting married until it was legal for same sex couples and she doesn’t strike me as the type who wants kids. She had plenty of time to have kids with her last boyfriend. I always pegged her as more of a Cameron Diaz type when it came to relationships. Have fun while it lasts.




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  1. brin says:

    That was quick. I’m also surprised about Charlize being the one who wanted a family (if that is true).

  2. I can’t see Charlize being interested in having kids. I don’t even think she gets asked those questions…What happened with her and Keanu?

  3. Truthful says:

    wow, where have I been?? I didn’t know they were a couple..

    I thought he was seeing some model overseas…

    these mags make me laugh!

  4. Jenny says:

    Well, according to other “sources” he is working on Bullock, so who knows which “sources” to believe. But Bullock has a kid, so, the reason for a break-up with Theron seems rather odd. Tabloids are so funny. They should speak to each other more to see who is and who is not a couple or some other piece of fiction so they don’t print contrary stories so frequently.

  5. lola says:

    meh, charlize has never struck me as a “I want a baby now!” type. I don’t buy this as a result. She had a long term bf and they both said they didn’t want kids, so what changed in the last year.

  6. lrm says:

    my first thought after reading headline was ‘yea, riiiight’….
    CT wanted kids? is that the best story they could come up with?
    that is so not her schtick….
    i could see the reverse more likely than this [RR wanted kids] i mean, just from a plausible story argument….
    geesh these tabs are hilarious.

  7. Turtle Dove says:

    Team Bullock all the way. I like Charlize too, but Sandra’s amazing.

  8. kimmy says:

    i highly doubt this is true. Char was w/ Stuart forever and there was never any rush for marriage or babies. what changed in a year???

  9. jinni says:

    Bullock and Reeves would be a much better couple than Theron/Reeves or Reynolds/Bullock.

  10. Pyewacket says:

    Why do I get a major bitch vibe from Charlize?

  11. elisa says:

    Ok, I didn’t really like RR until recently, as I hadn’t seen him in much and what I saw wasn’t that great (Green Lantern is a bad movie, the Proposal was cute but not very memorable). However, I recently watched 3 of his movies on DVD, for various reasons – Buried, Just Friends, and Definitely, Maybe. JF is very cute and he is very likeable in it; DM is not your typical romantic movie and RR is good; and in Buried, RR’s acting is GREAT. It’s just him, in a box, with a cellphone, and he really sells it. So now I’m willing to give RR a chance, I’ll probably see Change Up.

    I do think he is always way too tan though, he needs to lighten up on the bronzer.

  12. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    Charlize looks like Charlene of Monaco fame, great bone structure. Hope she lets herself age naturally without the facefilla’s.

  13. Maritza says:

    It could be that he and Sandra are getting together, I sure hope so, Scarlet had her chance and she blew it! Then again if Sandra and Ryan are only friends he may want to consider Jennifer Love Hewitt, she’s single and very pretty.

  14. danielle says:

    I really doubt this one. Charlize seems pretty unconventional, I’m sure if she wanted kids she’d just have them, no concerns about being married, etc.

  15. Very Telling says:

    Charlize had been talking abou her bio clock ticking when she was with Stuart. She has mentioned wanting kids in several interviews.

  16. Violet says:

    I don’t think Charlize is anything like Cameron Diaz when it comes to relationships. After all, Charlize was with Stuart Townsend for nine years so she is definitely the type to commit.

    I’ve never heard Charlize express an interest in having a family, but she’s at that age where her biological clock is ticking, so maybe there’s something to that rumor.

  17. The Original Ashley says:

    @lola maybe she changed her mind? I don’t want children but I can see myself changing my mind for the right person.

    However Reynolds is a HUGE downgrade for Charlize. Hell he was a downgrade for ScarJo (not a better actress but she gets better film roles). Reynolds is essentially a RomCom actor.

  18. Kim says:

    More like because she is beautiful and he is a douche! He is sooooooo not attractive. Spends way to much time on his Scott Dysick slicked back hair. Get out of the 80′s Ryan.

  19. phlyfiremama says:

    Laughing at the shank eye CT is giving KStew at the comic con panerl…:)

  20. ZenB!tch says:

    I totally don’t buy Charlize wanting to settle down and have this guy’s kids. She doesn’t strike me as the type (and I mean that in the best way) and even less as the type who wants to have kids with some dude she just started dating.

    Unlike Cam Diaz who seems to kind of overplay the “I don’t want marriage” thing. I believe Charlize because she doesn’t come off as a desperate clingy person and she *does* commit. 9 years, is an awfully long time.

    PS: Why is this guy the sexiest man alive and when do we get a new one?

  21. the original bellaluna says:

    Nope, not buying it. She doesn’t strike me as the “wanting a family” type gal. She had plenty of time with her last long-term dude.

  22. ZenB!tch says:

    Oh forgot ScarJo – yes she made a mistake: she got married way too young. THAT shocked me. I never understood that.

  23. carrie says:

    i yet don’t believe they were together so i don’t believe the whole story

  24. John Wayne Lives says:

    i think comparing Charlize to Cameron D. is mean to Charlize.

    and how funny is that pic of her looking at KS talking. She looks like a mom staring at her daughter thinking “sit up straight!” and trying to catch her eye so she can mouth the words with a subtle eyebrow raise to stress her seriousness. lol

  25. dubdub2000 says:

    Oh my God I CAN’T stand this guy anymore! With the Green Lantern promos he is all over the place and he has SUCH a aura of douche about him, his face screams DOUCHE! Kellan LUTZ level douchiness. Like in his mind he has a constant soundtrack of “I’m too sexy for my shirt, too sexy for shirt so sexy it HURTS!”

    ANd the story is totally fake I even doubt Charlize would look at Mr. Douche twice.

    Ryan needs to go back into the douche-hole he came from, the studios desperatly want to make him the next big whatever, it isnt happening, its never going to happen, his movies just bomb. Forget it already.

    Rant over -lol

  26. Turtle Dove says:

    elisa – I’m a new fan too. I thought he was excellent in “Buried” also. I was hesitant to watch the movie cause of the story line; it did make me uncomfortable, but his character was well developed.

    I like him a lot more in dramatic roles than his comedic, which he is known for. Check out “The Nines” and “Chaos Theory.”

  27. Sarah says:

    I don’t believe that story was every true since Charlize already a month ago sold her Malibu house to Ryan Murphy. So US weekly made up this story and now trying to explain why they have not been seen together.

  28. shar says:

    Does anyone really care. They have kids and bring them into their trashy world… They are already committed to their careers, and being so into themselves, they really cannot offer much emotionally to children. Money Yes, but children need parents that are there daily for them and unfortunately neither of these gals fit that bill…
    Too many messed up kids already out there because Mom/Dad don’t have the time for them. If its a $10 million dollar contract or a kid dangled in front of them, I guarantee the $$ wins.

  29. JaneWonderfalls says:

    This is probably not the case, why would you break up with someone who doesn’t want children than say it’s over with someone who does. If Ryan was smart, he could have just told CT to wait a while until they see and understand each other more not just give her the axe, but I doubt any of these stories are true, Him and CT may have just been having fun, nothing serious. That’s what I believe.

  30. Mimi says:

    I had a friend who is beautiful and bright that claimed for many many years, that she is not interested in getting married or having kids.

    Then, within a year, she got married and got pregnant on her honeymoon.

    People change their mind. Especially after a certain age.

  31. Dutch says:

    They were NEVER dating, Charlize has her secret married boyfriend and would not be rebel enough for Charlize.

    If you shake hands with someone in this town the Tabloids headline will read “CAUGHT HAVE SEX”.
    If you’re staying at the same hotel different floors as someone else, tabloids headline ” THEY SPENT ALL NIGHT IN SEXUAL ORGY AND SHE CAME OUT BEFORE HE DID THE NEXT MORNING”.
    Next thing you know your marriage is ruined by a lie.

  32. crtb says:

    B.S. Dating 2 months and she is already talking about having his baby – Pleeeze!

  33. jenna says:

    I don’t buy that about Charlize being dumped because she wanted a family. They are just going with that angle because she is a woman in her mid 30s, so they assume that has to be the reason.

    And we still to this day don’t have proof that they were together. Only what some sources say. Theron said just a month ago that she was single. And tabloids tried to link her to Keanu Reeves and Sean Penn when she said that was b.s. too. Sounds like the tabloids wanted to create some epic love triangle with Ryan in between Scarlett and Charlize.

  34. Jilliterate says:


    Just as a heads up, SOME people change their minds. Others don’t though — not all women are biologically hardwired for this. Go on any childfree community, and you’ll find plenty of women (and men) not changing their minds, including some of retirement age. Plenty have managed to pull off getting married and reaching a “certain age” without changing their minds.

  35. Callumna says:

    The geeky Beast wants us to believe he dumped the Beauty?

    And she has a legit Oscar and A List status?

    Yeah, and Tommy Lee caught Hepatitus from a toilet seat.

  36. T.C. says:

    Charlize Theron says she doesn’t want to get married (her father shot her dad when she was little) two months ago in a CNN interview. She said she will have kids but doesn’t need to be in a relationship to have one. So don’t believe this story. She just hit it and quit it but Ryan doesn’t look like a two time loser.

  37. CLOSE RR Encounter says:

    I was a “mere extra” when RR & J Bateman were reshooting scenes for The Change Up in June – right before Green Lantern opened. RR was gracious to everyone I saw on set over several days.

    One evening, I almost collided with him at a restaurant en route to the restroom. I didn’t recognize him immediately. Again gracious with me, but more importantly, with the wait staff. (The women in the room all trying to catch his attention was ridiculous)

    Vibe was that he’s a good guy. Granted, “the system” tends to pump egoes and turn them into t wats. Let’s hope not. I could have stared at the scene of him suspended in his white briefs for an hour.

  38. Bit of Nonsense from London says:

    Ryan – vain, immature and vapid. Charlize – gracious, mature and intellectual. She can do A LOT better. Hope she does.

  39. really says:

    Well EFF him! Charlize is a true catch, and some man will be lucky to have her as wife, and mother!

  40. Andie B says:

    Maybe Charlize didn’t want kids previously, but perhaps her biological clock has started ticking real loudly now. I was happily married for years, not that bothered about kids, and when I got to about 34, tick tock louder and louder. She may be after a guy who wants the same things as her now. Hope she finds him.

  41. Joe's Mom says:

    I don’t think this is true, unless Charlize’ entire thinking process has done a 180 recently. What I’m more curious about is, she’s from South Africa. Does she “in real life” have a South African accent? I’ve never heard her speak with one, but how could she grow up there and not?

  42. Dani says:

    @ Maritza, I could definitely dig an RR~J Love pairing.

    Bullock with Reeves (or Clooney) and Reynolds with Love Hewitt. That sounds good.