Wednesday 22 February 2017

Irish actor Stuart Townsend living in Costa Rica and expecting second child, says his brother Dylan

Published 28/05/2015 | 08:44

Irish actor Stuart Townsend
Irish actor Stuart Townsend
Best Actress winner Charlize Theron (L) and boyfriend Stuart Townsend enjoy the moment at the 76th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball at the Kodak Theatre on February 29, 2004
Stuart Townsend with Charlize Theron and US 'Vogue' editor Anna Wintour

Irish actor Stuart Townsend has been out of the public eye focusing on his new family, his brother Dylan has revealed.

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The Howth native famously dated Oscar-winner Charlize Theron for 10 years, before splitting in 2010.

"I'm really happy for him ... he's been off the map for the past year," Dylan told the Herald.

"He's in Costa Rica now, he's bought land in Costa Rica and he hasn't been living in LA for the past six months - he's got a whole new family.

Best Actress winner Charlize Theron (L) and boyfriend Stuart Townsend enjoy the moment at the 76th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball at the Kodak Theatre on February 29, 2004
Best Actress winner Charlize Theron (L) and boyfriend Stuart Townsend enjoy the moment at the 76th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball at the Kodak Theatre on February 29, 2004

"He's about to have a second child and he's fallen in love with a Costa Rican girl as well, and he has his piece of land, so yeah, totally new journey for him," he added.

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Dylan said that his big brother still has a home in Los Angeles, but has put acting on the backburner in order to focus on his family.

"I’m really happy for him. He’s got a home in LA, but he has not been there – I haven’t seen him in a while. He’s sort of fallen off the map, bringing up children," he added.

Stuart Townsend with Charlize Theron and US 'Vogue' editor Anna Wintour
Stuart Townsend with Charlize Theron and US 'Vogue' editor Anna Wintour

Self-proclaimed hipster Dylan (30) was speaking at the launch of RTE's new reality show, Exiles which follows a bunch of young people hoping to make it in Vancouver.

While most of the cast, including Dylan, are delighted at the opportunity and exposure appearing in such a show brings, others were not so pleased.

Cast members India Dawson (21), Jade Stone (25) and Sean McConnon (21) - a great grandson of 1913 Lockout hero Jim Larkin - were unimpressed with how they appear on the show and the lack of help they got in Canada.

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Exiles is a brand new series about the new Irish Emigrants and the new places they go - in this case Vancover, Canada. Pictured: (Back) Dylan Townsend, Dean Rossiter, George Hutton, Sean McConnon, (front) Nicola Hughes, India Dawson and Jade Stone
Exiles is a brand new series about the new Irish Emigrants and the new places they go - in this case Vancover, Canada. Pictured: (Back) Dylan Townsend, Dean Rossiter, George Hutton, Sean McConnon, (front) Nicola Hughes, India Dawson and Jade Stone

"It's not scripted but the edits were terrible the way a scene was made.

"I think Dylan says 'Me and India went home together'. Well of course we did, we were living in the same house," said India.

RTE disputes the edit claim.

The other cast members are Made In Chelsea star Nicola Hughes (25) and musicians George Hutton (27) and Dean Rossiter.

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