Actress Eliza Dushku has split with her boyfriend.

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The former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Dollhouse" star told her hometown Boston Globe that, after five years, she has broken up with Rick Fox, 44, an actor and retired NBA player.

"Rick's an L.A. guy and I'm a Boston girl," the 33-year-old actress explained, adding "I'd rather be a little physically cold here than emotionally cold in L.A."