Zooey Deschanel, the Single Girl: ‘I Don’t Have Time To Date’

zooey deschanelIt’s been over three months since Zooey Deschanel announced her plans to divorce Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, but she’s not itching to jump back in the dating game anytime soon. (So, consider this fair warning, romantic Joseph Gordon-Levitt-like hopefuls hoping to woo the beautiful star.) The New Girl star opened up about her current love life in the May issue of Marie Claire and admitted that she’s not all that interested in dating for one simple reason: No time!

“Honestly, I’m just going through a divorce, so I don’t really think that’s something I want to get into now,” the 32-year-old star told the magazine. “I don’t have time to date. I literally don’t have time.” (Of course, that hasn’t stopped the media from trying to peg her with Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors, including her Doppelgänger Katy Perry’s ex-husband Russell Brand, whom the singer/actress was rumored to be texting with back in February.)

But don’t expect to see any tears behind those big bangs when it comes to the topic of motherhood, either. “That’s never been my focus,” Deshanel said, adding, “My sister [Emily] was always very motherly, babysitting and stuff. I like kids, and I like being around kids, but it was never an ambition, something, like, I need … I like working. That’s what I like doing. I like to work.” Well, this should serve as good news for Deschanel then: Her hit Fox comedy New Girl has been renewed for a second season, slated for 2013. Check out a stunning photo of Deschanel in the May issue of Marie Claire below:


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[Marie Claire]