Are Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend breaking up?

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There’s this pop-culture theory called “The Best Actress Curse” – it’s about how every winner of the Best Actress Oscar will break up with her husband, boyfriend, or significant other, usually within a year of winning her Oscar. It’s held true for Gwyneth “GOOP” Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, and Hillary Swank (the second time she won). But Charlize was always one of the exceptions. She and her long-time boyfriend, hottie Suart Townsend, have always seemed to have a solid relationship with very little drama. Unfortunately, the honeymoon might be over.

A secret romantic holiday for Hollywood star Charlize Theron to see in the New Year in luxury with her British boyfriend did not go according to plan.

Monster star Charlize, 33, fell into a foul mood after a fall-out with Stuart Townsend, 36, at the exclusive Casa de Miel hotel in Tulum, Mexico. The glum actress was spotted ranting at hotel staff. She kicked off a few times and Stuart took the brunt of it all and didn’t look very happy,’ says a poolside spy.

‘She began shouting about the lights not coming on in her room and was heard complaining about the water not being hot enough.’

It seems the couple were apart for most of the trip, with Charlize attending power yoga classes and playing golf while Stuart relaxed alone at the beach. They returned to Los Angeles on New Year’s Day.

[From the Daily Mail]

Was she just in a bad mood? PMS maybe? Because it doesn’t sound like they’re breaking up, they’re probably just having one of those nit-picky fights that all couples have. Or maybe I’m wrong. Because I’ve never heard of even a whiff of pissy behavior between the two, but maybe they really have hit a bad patch.

Charlize famously said that she doesn’t want to get married, and like Brad Pitt, tied her un-married status to the gay-marriage issue. She and Stuart have been together forever, in Hollywood terms… something like seven or eight years now. Oh, well. I guess we’ll have to pin all of our hopes onto Helen Mirren’s marriage now.

Picture note by JayBird: Here’s Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend at a special screening of ‘Battle in Seattle’ in Beverly Hills on September 22nd. Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. i’m thinking it was just a spat…these two just seem meant to be 🙁

  2. vdantev says:

    and there was a loud Hosanna !!

  3. Mairead says:

    Say it ain’t so!! But considering the source is the Daily Mail and those thick f**kers can’t even get Stuart’s nationality right, I wouldn’t put too much faith in their assumption.

    I like Charlize, but she is definitely high maintenance. He’s supposed to be distinctly “unstarry”, so I’d say they complement each other well.

  4. Leandra says:

    This is why marriage is so yesterday. About half of all marriages run their course and are done and over eventually. Then there’s the hassle and the expense of a divorce where only the lawyers get rich. But these two can just go their separate ways without all the expense.

  5. Little Hutt says:

    No please no. They’re one of my favourite celebrities couples, they’ve GOT to go on, like Celine Dion in ‘Titanic’. Or was it Rose? I don’t know, I’m too crushed right now to think.

  6. Sauronsarmy says:

    For british eyes only!

  7. Amy says:

    @Sauro – Nice. 🙂

  8. bros says:

    lol, not surprising. she was probably pissed they chose that resort and not someplace else with more ‘amenities.’ this is from their website:
    Because of our remote location, we forfit some of the city “comforts”.
    Away from the hustle and bustle of city life and far from the crowded beaches of Playa del Carmen and Cancun, and your typical so called glamour resorts, you will experience Casa de Miel’s rustic luxury.

    Ocean breeze instead of air conditioning
    Soft glow of candles instead of neon lights
    Electricity from dusk till eleven
    Fresh, simply prepared food

    Falling asleep to the sound of the sea, it is a small price to pay for a vacation in paradise.

    Rooms do not have air conditioning but for most of the year do have a lovely ocean breeze. Water is hot although the pilot lights can blow out in tropical winds from time to time. Electricity is available certain hours of the day, generally from dusk till eleven, sometimes longer.

    charlize probably wanted hotter water, better food, and airconditioning! also, doesnt seem that ‘exclusive.’ rooms arent even that expensive. not up for roughing it, that girl. 🙂

  9. Linda says:

    Stuart, today lesson is; never stay with a woman who loves someone else.
    She will dog you.
    She will berate you
    She will shame you
    Especially if she is “moving-on-up”.

  10. Kate says:

    I will take him off her hands if she doesn’t want him 🙂

  11. Ned says:

    Charlize is a total controlling biotch.

    That’s what she was even before she was a famous actress, so just imagine how it prolly got worse, one it all got to her head.

    When she was at a boarding school, she made the rest of the girls clean after her, make her bed and act as her maids.

    It must be a living hell to live with such an unbearable self involved woman.

  12. WTF?!?! says:

    Helen Hunt had The Curse, too.

    And as for Hilary and Chad, well, no surprise there.
    She “forgot” to thank her husband in her acceptance speech. That’s major.

  13. jen says:

    didn’t she have an affair with will smith?

  14. Ned says:

    By the way, Charlize is not 33 years old, for at least 5 years, now.

    Lol, how actresses lie about their age, but 33 really ridiculous.

  15. lilirose says:

    she is very beautiful, but she is at least 38 years old!

  16. Liquid Muse says:

    Who cares if Charlize is high maintenance?! The fact of the matter is, she’s a talented actress who just happens to be very beautiful. If there’s any truth to this story, I’m saddened to hear it. I’ve always thought she and Stuart made such a cute couple.

    Also, I seriously doubt she had an affair with Will Smith. Have you seen Will Smith lately? His eyes are so far apart on his head, you could park a Ferrari in there. I personally think Will Smith is an alien from another galaxy. :::Tee hee:::

  17. 88modesty88 says:

    Guys, Charlize is 33 — I’ve known her since she was crowned Miss Teen in South Africa when she was 16. And since I’m not lying about my age — 35 — do you “idjuts” think she started lying 17 years ago?

    Charlize rocks.
    She’s down to earth but very very ambitious. Don’t see why that’s suddenly a bad trait! Is it because she’s a woman?!

  18. barneslr says:

    Oh, please. Any couple that’s been together for a while is going to get testy once in a while. If an argument meant that a couple was breaking up, my hubby and I would never have made it the 23 years (20 married) that we have.

    Couples argue. Couples make up. It happens, and it’s not the end of the world.

  19. Ophelia says:

    Ditto to barneslr! I mean they have been together for a long time! Long term couples have arguments and if they’re lucky, awesome make-up sex. But only one of these makes the tabloids.
    I really hope they’re always together. They work perfectly.
    And I couldn’t care less how old she is, although with what 88modesty88 says I’d bet Theron is 33. Either way, even if she’s 40 or whatever, she is still stunning.

  20. 88modesty88 says:

    Amen to that: Charlize is gorgeous — at 30 or 40!

    I know this is not the spot for it, but I saw on another website that Brad & Angie plan to adopt another Ethiopian baby.
    How does one “summon” Celebitchy (or Kaiser, for that matter) to do a write-up so we can comment, LOL?

  21. sharon says:

    Stuart is Irish, not British, just FYI.

  22. Mairead says:

    88modesty – for CB you send her an email contained within the “Contact” tab above.

    For Kaiser, you leave a trail of sweeties or photos of Gerald Butler leading to the website.
    Or you can summon her on the ZOMG Hippacrat!-Signal, which is similar to the Bat-Signal, but is in the shape of Angelina’s lips *wink*

  23. Zarcastic says:

    Hasn’t anyone heard of PMS … happens to the best of us. Besides, she has some way to go to beat the ‘actress’ rage of Meg Ryan … she is legendary!

  24. anon says:

    She seems bitchy as hell.

  25. Ally says:

    Don’t forget Halle Berry, too, re: curse.

  26. 88modesty88 says:

    A belated thank you to Mairead for answering my question re celebitchy and kaiser…

  27. TxBreed says:

    I think it was jus a lil spat, no breaking up.

    I also think she and Will Smith were having an affair at one point.

    @ Liquid Muse – Will Smith is getting old no doubt but he is still a hot commodity (in my opinion) and not to mention he is super rich. I can see her being his jump-off (go to the ebonics dictionary for that one). Plus have you ever seen the photos of them. She clings to him.