February 9, 2001
Third Eye Must Be Blind
Do movie stars get dumped like real people? Just ask Charlize Theron. According to a music-industry insider, the 25-year-old actress and former farmhand decided it was high time to tie the knot with boyfriend Stephan Jenkins, lead singer of Third Eye Blind, whom she had met three years ago. So, according to our source, the natural blonde slapped her hunk with an ultimatum: Marry me or it's all over. But the rock star called her bluff. Instead of skipping down the aisle, the 36-year-old skipped town. "He said he's just not ready to get married," says our source. "He went off to Sundance and left her to attend the Golden Globes with her mother." The starlet's rep confirms the couple's split, but would not comment further on Theron's personal life. Jenkins's rep declined to comment, but the rocker seems to have had no problem recovering his composure: Shortly after the breakup, he was spotted at a hip L.A. club having drinks with one of the dancers from a Third Eye Blind video.