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Eliza Dushku and Rick Fox End 5-year relationship

Eliza Dushku and Rick Fox call it quits after 5 years
Photo by Michael Kovac

Eliza Dushku and Rick Fox have ended their relationship after 5 years of being a couple. A major key factor contributing to the breakup was the fact that each preferred living on a different coast according to E! Online on June 24.

Dushku, who hails from Boston, recently bought a condo close to the Watertown home where she was raised. The 33-year-old said "Rick's an L.A. guy and I'm a Boston girl."

She teased that no one in Los Angeles has a basement. Instead, she says, "They all have the obligatory storage spaces in the Valley." Apparently this simply doesn’t work for her anymore.

The actress has lived in the City of Angels for more than 15 years and recently been feeling the tug of the East Coast on her heartstrings. She wanted to return to Massachusetts where she plans to return to school, though just what she’ll study and which school she’ll attend hasn’t been decided. "I'd rather be a little physically cold here than emotionally cold in L.A.," she said. "I missed my town and I missed my family."

After losing out on the starring role in the pilot for “How I Met Your Dad,” Dushku said it was time for a change. The years of living in L.A. had removed her hatred for the town but prefers what she describes as “a level of truthfulness and individuality here that is refreshing” in Boston.

Of being back in her hometown, the former “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star said, "I'd rather be physically cold than emotionally stagnant. I just sort of come alive when I'm home."

As for Fox, he confirms the split. As a recent guest co-host on “The View,” he responded lighted-heartedly to comments about his relationship status. When host Sherri Shepherd joked about he and fellow guest co-host Donnie Wahlberg being off the market, Fox laughed and said, “I’m single.” Shepherd wasted no time in informing the handsome NBA player that she was too.

Dushku’s film credits include “True Lies”, “Bring It On”, “Wrong Turn” and “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.” She also appeared in TV’s “Tru Calling” and “Dollhouse” as well as lending to her voice talents to a number of animated projects and video games. Fox played NBA ball first with the Boston Celtics, then with the Los Angeles Lakers. He has since worked as an actor according to the L.A. Times and has appeared on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” where he placed sixth with partner Cheryl Burke in 2010.

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