Charlize Theron refuses to date drinkers because she saw what alcohol turned her late father into.

The OSCAR winner's mother GERDA killed her drunk husband when Charlize was a child, in a bid to protect herself and her daughter.

And Theron, who currently dates Irish actor Stuart Townsend, admits she has always steers clear of men who like to drink.

She says, "I've never had a relationship with a man who's a drunk, and I hope I never will.

"It's not easy living with someone who's got a drinking problem."

22/04/2004 02:55