Charlize Theron is dating a farmer
The Oscar-winning actress - who has been single since splitting from long-term love Stuart Townsend in January 2010 - has reportedly started dating model-and-actor Eric Thal who owns a farm in New York.
A friend of Eric told Life and Style magazine: "The two have a lot in common. He`s a farmer who grows all his own vegetables and Charlize grew up on a farm in South Africa. The two like to escape Hollywood and go to his farm in upstate New York."
Eric, 45, has starred opposite Will Smith in `Six Degrees of Separation` and played Donald Sutherland`s disaffected son in 1994 science-fiction film ?The Puppet Masters?.
Charlize, 35, dated `Superhero Movie` actor Craig Bierko and Third Eye Blind lead singer Stephan Jenkins before embarking on a nine-year relationship with Stuart.
While the pair never married, Stuart often spoke about how he considered Charlize his wife.
He said: "I didn`t do a church wedding or anything but we consider ourselves husband and wife. I don`t need a certificate or the state or the church to say otherwise."
The actress has been linked to Keanu Reeves and Ryan Gosling since her relationship with the Irish actor-and-director ended.