Despite having been involved in two (confirmed) high-profile Hollywood romances, Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron has never officially been married. She dated actor Stuart Townsend from 2001 to 2010; from early 2014 to June 2015, she was involved with Sean Penn.
Theron has opted to demonstrate her commitment in other, nonmatrimonial ways. For the duration of her relationship with Townsend, she wore an antique ring gifted by him to signify their bond. It was the absence of this ring in January 2010 that led media to speculate about the split. In March 2012, Theron adopted a son, whom Penn also filed to adopt in January 2015. Media outlets assumed this would lead to marriage for the couple; however, their split became public in June 2015.