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Charlize love nest for rent -- at f40k

Charlize Theron and ex-boyfriend Stuart Townsend have put their beach home on the market to rent.

But living like an Oscar winner doesn't come cheap -- the rent on the Malibu house comes to €40,000 a month.

The three-bedroom home is located in one of the area's most exclusive communities with a coveted view of the Pacific ocean.

Oscar-winner Charlize and Dubliner Stuart had a nine-year relationship which ended earlier this year.

The couple still share ownership of the house and invested in a number of properties together during their nine-year romance, but putting the home on the rental market is a true sign that there is no reconciliation in sight.

Stuart has kept a low profile since the split, but he was spotted back in Dublin earlier this month and believed to be mulling over a more permanent move back to the capital as he mends his broken heart.

His ex has been linked to The Matrix star Keanu Reeves since the pair were snapped looking cosy outside an LA restaurant in May. Stuart was also snapped kissing and cuddling a mystery brunette.

However, neither has publicly come forward to announce any official new relationship.

Despite their lengthy romance, the pair famously never wed, saying they always considered themselves to be husband and wife without having to walk up the aisle.

They began dating after meeting on the set of the 2001 thriller Trapped.