Charlize Theron `dating Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet`

Updated: Sep 24, 2012, 16:26 PM IST

London: The buzz has it that Charlize Theron is dating actor Eric Stonestreet after being introduced by mutual friends earlier this year.

According to the Mail, Theron is smitten with Eric, who plays gay character Cameron Tucker in huge US telly show ‘Modern Family’.

“Charlize and Eric get along incredibly well. They started off as friends but things are blossoming between them,” the mirror quoted a source close to the actress as reportedly saying.

“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,” the source added.

Charlize has been concentrating on her adorable adopted son Jackson since she split from Stuart Townsend after nine years in 2010.

Meanwhile Eric was dating long-term girlfriend Katherine Tokarz until a few months ago.

ANI