Seeing your ex is never a smooth experience. (Unless you’re one of those unicorns who’s managed to remain pals with an old flame.)
So, imagine being a public figure who can’t get away with blocking a former lover on every social media account and just moving on. You might have burnt every item that reminds you of that certain ex, but the world is never going to let you fully move on.
This is what we saw at play when Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote their latest film, Bombshell.
DeGeneres turned her focus to Theron, bringing up that the 47-year-old is “shockingly single”. In an attempt to help rectify this, the group were asked to play a game of ‘Who would Charlize rather?’
For this game, two famous hotties were pictured next to one another and the ladies had to choose one fella to eliminate in each round. Dudes like Trevor Noah and Harry Styles were pictured on the screen (both of which, Theron gave a thumbs-down) and the actors had a laugh critiquing the famous men.
…Until Lenny Kravitz’s picture popped up.
Kidman, who was engaged to Kravitz in the early noughties (they reportedly broke up in around ’07), became visibly uncomfortable immediately.
DeGeneres asked Theron:
“Have you ever dated him?”
To which she laughed, “no, I’ve never dated Lenny” before turning to Kidman and saying, “You!”
Our beloved Nic immediately freaked out.
“Okay,” she half-yelled.
“This is awkward. Move on.”
She was every uncomfortable ex in history who’s had to deal with an encounter relating to their former flame. It’s extremely obvious she would have preferred to walk over Legos than deal with this.
I mean, she asks the room to move on about 45 times.
Anyway, the 52-year-old actor ended up handling the situation with absolute class. She chilled out and said, “I love Lenny. I so recommend him. He’s lovely.”
She did tell Theron she was dead, however.
Check out the video in full here:
Oh, and in case you’re wondering – Michael B. Jordan was the winner of the game because of course he was.