Nick Stahl's estranged wife has stopped searching for him.

Rose Murphy Stahl believes it is the ''loving thing'' not to involve police in looking for the 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines' actor - who disappeared last week after checking out of a Los Angeles rehabilitation Clinic against medical advice - and will instead wait for him to return home to her and their two-year-old daughter Marlo.

Rose - who reported Nick missing in May after he disappeared for several days - told TMZ: ''I'm backing off.

''He knows exactly where home is. It's the loving thing to do for him, myself and our daughter.''

The 32-year-old actor's friends and family noticed he was missing last week after he failed to return to his friend's home.

A source said earlier this week: ''Now he's disappeared. We can't find him anywhere. He has not made contact with anyone. We are all just desperately looking for him.

''Everyone just wants him to come home. It's a terrible situation. We are searching, but we've had no solid leads.''

After Nick's disappearance last month, he re-emerged and was admitted to a rehabilitation clinic.

However, he walked out of the facility and went to stay with a pal but hasn't been seen since leaving the friend's house last week.