Gillian Anderson’s current relationship status? Single — and happily so.
In a new interview with The Guardian, the “X-Files” star said she’s been perfectly content on her own since splitting from businessman Mark Griffiths, her partner of six years and the father of her two sons, back in 2012.
“I am content. I don’t feel anything is lacking in my life. I certainly don’t sit on bar stools, pining,” the 47-year-old told the paper.
Plus, Anderson — who will reprise her iconic role as Agent Dana Scully in Fox’s new “The X-Files” revival later this month — isn’t willing to date just anyone.
“The thing is that there are needs and there are wants. I have a list of needs and I will not compromise about those,” she said. “But aside from that… I don’t meet anybody! It’s not like I meet people, and they ask me out, and I say no. It’s not even like I meet people and I don’t give them enough attention. I just don’t meet them at all. I’m either on a plane, or on set, or with my children.”
She’s not averse to a blind date, though.
“There have been people in my life who’ve tried to set me up, and if a friend said, ‘I know someone amazing,’ I would show up,” she said. “But here’s the thing: I’ve got three children. It’s a big ask.”
Anderson was married to Clyde Klotz, with whom she has a daughter, from 1994 to 1997. Following her divorce, the actress wed journalist and bio-fuel entrepreneur Julian Ozanne in 2004, before splitting two years later. She and Griffiths got together in 2006.
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In an interview with The Telegraph back in March, Anderson joked that she’s waiting for someone to be “brave enough” to ask her out.
“If it happens, it happens,” she told the paper. “What I am sure about is that I want my next relationship to be The One.”
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