September 24, 2012, 9:33 amThe Hype

Yes, it's the rumour that definitely had us all scratching our heads: is Hollywood leading lady Charlize Theron actually dating 'Modern Family' actor Eric Stonestreet?


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Computer says "no".This glorious work of fiction appears to have started with UK tabloid The Sun, who used an unnamed source to lift the lid on the 'secret couple' who were reportedly introduced by mutual friends earlier in the year. Their source said: "Charlize and Eric get along incredibly well. They started off as friends but things are blossoming between them."

Charlize Theron (R) with Eric Stonestreet at a cocktail reception following the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in April this year. Credit: Getty Images

The insider added: "Eric is down to earth and funny and Charlize thinks the world of him. It's early days but they're very fond of each other."PHOTO: Eric Stonestreet wins Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series EmmyWhile it's the kind of romance that was almost so unlikely it seemed possible, Eric's camp (no pun intended) spoke on the record to Gossip Cop, confirming there was "no truth" to the rumour.Eric himself took to Twitter to dispel the rumours, tweeting: "I wish people would stop spreading rumors that Charlize Theron and I are dating. Its starting to make Halle Berry jealous."Eric recently announced his split from girlfriend of three years, Broadway star Katherine Tokarz. Charlize hasn't 'officially' dated anyone since splitting from boyfriend of nine years, Irish actor Stuart Townsend in 2010.Related Video: Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet their 'Modern Family' characters

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  1. LeighSydneyChina12:22pm Tuesday 25th September 2012 ESTReport Abuse


  2. Christopher04:02pm Monday 24th September 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    She is single? that's good news.

  3. Ryan03:34pm Monday 24th September 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    All these years I could have been chasing Charlize, but didnt because I thought there was never a chance. How wrong i was!!!!!

  4. Meatloaf02:57pm Monday 24th September 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    He is a very lucky man.

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  5. The Tommy02:40pm Monday 24th September 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    That cant be right,unless she's become a chubby chaser!

  6. Tanya02:25pm Monday 24th September 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I don't see why so many people think this would be such a strange pairing. He seems like a really fun, funny, nice guy. I would take that any day over a pretty boy poser.

  7. chanita02:24pm Monday 24th September 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    He is punching well above his weight!...'Coz she's one hell of a dame...' I wonder if they use stand in actors when they do a sex scene together? Anyway all the best to them both!

  8. Jillian02:09pm Monday 24th September 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    is this the family guy in human form

  9. Robert01:50pm Monday 24th September 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Good luck to him--he's probably making at least $300,000 per episode AND he's giving Charlize a good serve when he wants to.Hmmm,out of all the lives of either the critics here or his I wonder which one I prefer? Not a difficult choice

  10. John01:40pm Monday 24th September 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    And likely to be as exciting when waking up next to him....


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