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Eliza Dushku Splits from NBA’s Rick Fox, Moves Back to Boston

Eliza Dusku is ready for the single life. The brunette actress, 33, recently parted ways with her boyfriend of five years, NBA player Rick Fox, 44. Following the split, Eliza decided to return to her home city of Boston, after living in Los Angeles for 22 years.

“I missed my town and my family,” Dushku says. Eliza revealed that she bought a condo in Boston near her childhood home, and will be going back to school to get her bachelors in fall, though she’s not entirely sure what she’ll be studying just yet. On all her big changes, Eliza says:

It’s my time to straighten out. I realized that I wasn’t living the life I was meant to. That’s part of why I’ve moved back to Boston and will be starting university in the fall. I’ve been talking about it for 15 years. It’s a whole new trajectory for me that makes me really happy.

Eliza seems hopeful about the new change in setting, as she reveals in her interview with The Improper Bostonian. Although she’s grown out of being an “L.A. hater,” she says Boston has a “level of truthfulness and individuality that is refreshing in a business where everyone conforms to certain standards.” Besides, she adds, “I’d rather be a little physically cold here than emotionally stagnant in L.A. I just sort of come alive when I’m home.”

Eliza’s been in the limelight since she was only ten years old, and is best known for her roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Bring It On. Often portrayed as the “bad girl,” Eliza says that she’s just “outspoken and knows what she wants,” which usually translates as “tough” in Hollywood. “I won’t compromise on certain things. Never a wallflower. Always involved, on the move and getting things done.”

Seems like that proactive nature has encouraged Eliza to make a big change and have a fresh start in Boston. Although we hope she isn’t out of the spotlight for good (Eliza promises she’ll return to acting), we’re glad she’s figuring out her life and seeking what she wants.

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