Rick Fox and Eliza Dushku
06/24/2014 AT 03:15 PM EDT
and Rick Fox
The former Dollhouse
star and retired NBA player, 44, who dated for five years
, have gone their separate ways after Dushku has moved back to her native Boston.
"Rick's an L.A. guy and I'm a Boston girl," she told The Boston Globe
Dushku, 33, told The Globe
that she's bought a condo near Watertown and is planning to go back to school, but isn't turning her back on acting.
"I'd rather be a little physically cold here than emotionally cold in L.A.," she said. "I missed my town and my family."
Dushku told The Improper Bostonian
that she will start studying for a bachelor's degree in the fall.
"I have a new life right now," the former Buffy the Vampire Slayer
star added. "I'm on kind of a different path for the time being."