Sharon Stone was shocked Sunday night when her online dating profile was deleted — while the world was stunned to learn the “Basic Instinct” star can’t find a date.
“I went on the @bumble dating sight [sic] and they closed my account,” Stone groused on Twitter.
“Some users reported that it couldn’t possibly be me!” she added.
Who can blame them? The notion that Sharon Stone, bona fide Hollywood sex symbol, can’t find love seems ridiculous.
But it’s true, the 61-year-old “Total Recall” actress says. A few years ago, she told a magazine that she “never gets asked out.”
Stone’s stone-cold dating life isn’t all that surprising to celebrity matchmakers, who say being in the spotlight makes finding a partner even harder.
“It’s not easy for celebs to just meet quality people on their own because they are surrounded by leeches and users and people who aren’t sincere,” said Amy Laurent, a New York City-based celebrity matchmaker and relationship expert. “They are tired of meeting people in their same industry.”
She added that actresses such as Stone often get stuck meeting “all D-bags” at industry parties.
“She’s not going to date Harvey Weinstein’s brother for goodness sakes,” Laurent said.
It’s also difficult for celebrities to meet regular folks outside their tiny bubble world.
“If you’re on set, or in a recording studio 10 to 12 hours a day, you’re not out and about meeting people,” said Michelle Frankel, owner of NYCity Matchmaking. “With celebrities, you want someone who wants to fall in love with you, not with your job.”
At the end of the day, Frankel said, celebrities are “just looking for someone to go home with and snuggle.”
Stone — who has three adopted sons and won a Golden Globe for her role as “Ginger McKenna” in 1995’s “Casino” — is no stranger to dating outside of Hollywood. In 1998, she married the executive editor of The San Francisco Chronicle, Phil Bronstein, but they divorced in 2004.
During that time, she also went through a major health scare when she suffered a brain hemorrhage that affected her speech, hearing and walking and nearly took her life in 2001.
“I was alone,” she told reporter CBS’ Lee Cowan in 2018 of her mysterious hiatus from Hollywood. When asked about dating, she admitted her trouble finding someone.
“If I wanted a man in my life it would be for partnership. It wouldn’t be an arrangement,” she said. “It would be an actual relationship. Since those are pretty hard to come by.”
Bumble, a site where women have to make the first move, is now eating humble pie and hoping to lure Stone back.
“Looks like our users thought you were too good to be true,” Bumble tweeted in response to Stone Monday. “We’ve made sure that you won’t be blocked again.”