Eliza Dushku and . . . Rick Fox? Really?

File this one under Unlikely Couples No One Really Knew About Until Last Night: former-NBA-player-cum-Dancing With the Stars contestant Rick Fox and Dollhouse star Eliza Dushku are an item. Apparently they've been dating since last October and now live together.

I don't really know why they seem like such an odd pairing, but they sure do. Maybe it's the fact that she's 29 and he's 41 (although age differences are hardly newsworthy in Hollywood). Or maybe it's that he's 6'7" and she's 5'5" and every picture of them drives home the fact that his head alone is like the size of Dushku's entire torso. Maybe it's that Fox's teeth are frighteningly white and large and all the better to eat her.


Well, unlikely or not, they're clearly in love. Just look at this vomitously adoring photo of Eliza batting her great big Bambi eyes at Fox during a Celtics game. Or this tweet from Dushku to Vienna Girardi after she caught The Bachelor winner staring at Fox during a taping of DWTS last season.

"Vienna, I will CUT you. Keep yo' eyes on yo' own meat!"

Wow. I didn't know Eliza Dushku was so ... street.

While Eliza's known for her characters in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse, and movies including True Lies and Bring It On, her next role may be stepmom. Rick Fox has two kids, one daughter with his ex-wife Vanessa Williams (whom he was married to from 1999-2004) and a son with his college girlfriend.

In the meantime, she's been pretty busy training Fox for his fancy footwork on DWTS. He told Access Hollywood,

"It's been amazing -- talk about a partner that's made sure that my body's on track […]. I've been doing exercises that I didn't know existed -- [And we've been working on] creating flexibility at home."

Heh. Heh heh heh. Yeah, I bet she has her hands full. Heh.


Okay, what do you think of these guys? Cute couple? 


Image via Fox

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