Charlize Theron “has been hooking up” with Canadian model Gabriel Aubry, a source told Us Weekly on May 18. “They’re very casual and enjoying each other,” the source added of Charlize, 46, and Gabriel, 45. The pair were romantically linked five years ago, but Charlize publicly denied that they were dating at the time. Although they’re an item now, Us Weekly‘s insider notes that the relationship is “nothing serious.”
Charlize and Gabriel first sparked romance rumors in June 2017 when they were pictured outside a school in Santa Monica. The Bombshell actress set things straight the following month during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. “I’ve never met him. I’ve met him for like three seconds,” Charlize said about Gabriel. She explained they only met in “passing,” because her adopted children Jackson, 10, and August, 7, attend the same school as Gabriel’s daughter Nahla Ariela, 14, who he shares with his ex Halle Berry, 55,
Sean Penn, 61, was the last person romantically linked to Charlize. The duo dated from December 2013 to June 2015, following her romances with Irish actor Stuart Towsend, Third Eye Blind singer Stephen Jenkins, and actor Craig Bierko. Gabriel, meanwhile, started dating Halle in 2005 and they welcomed their daughter in 2008. Two years later, the couple split and began a highly-publicized custody battle.
Most of the drama between Gabriel and Halle involved the X-Men actress wanting to move their daughter to France with her then-fiancé Oliver Martinez, 56. The custody battle was ultimately resolved in 2014, with Halle ordered to pay Gabriel $16,000 a month. Halle accused Gabriel of racism, physiological abuse, and an incestuous affair in court documents that were unearthed years after their custody agreement, according to Daily Mail.
It’s unclear how Halle feels about Gabriel’s relationship with Charlize. The Monster’s Ball star has found love with new beau, Van Hunt. They went public with their relationship in September 2020 and are so happy together.