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Charlize Theron on marriage, gay marriage and the closets

June 30, 2011 |  6:56 pm

Charlize Theron Charlize Theron has decided marriage isn't for her, but still thinks anyone who does find the institution important should be allowed to marry.

Meanwhile, she worries her "bit of OCD" when it comes to closets might hurt her in the long-term-relationship department.

"I really want for myself a long-term relationship, and I have been in long-term relationships, and so ... that's the kind of union that I want," the actress said Wednesday on "Piers Morgan Tonight." "The actual ceremony is not something that's important to me."

Theron said in 2009 that she would not marry then-boyfriend Stuart Townsend unless same-sex marriage were made legal. After nine years together, she broke up with him in the wake of a Christmas 2010 trip to Mexico.

So, now that she's single -- there's the closet thing.

"I have a thing about things that are hidden," Theron said. "Like I will -- yes, I have a hard time, especially when I'm, like, renting a house if I'm working on a film and I don't know what's in all the -- I have to know what's in all the -- this is so pathetic. I cannot believe we're talking about this."

Pressed for details, she revealed that upon arrival in a new place, the first thing she does is inspect every closet and drawer. Then she has to put things where they belong, in a manner that allows access a certain way, and -- did she mention, Piers, that this is pathetic?

"Seriously, would you stop talking about it? Really beginning to freak me out now," she said. "I am single. I need to find a man. ... This is not going to help."

Somehow, we can't imagine it hurting that much either.


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Photo: Charlize Theron arrives at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on March 7, 2010. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times