Scarlett Johansson 'Not Dating' Sean Penn
UPDATE: Scarlett's rep tells Celebuzz that Scarlett is not romantically involved with Sean.
"Scarlett and Sean are not dating," explains Scarlett's rep. "They have been friends for years. Nothing more nothing less. They have been talking over the last few months regarding Haiti Relief and Scarlett's upcoming trip to Haiti as Oxfam's Global Ambassador."
The post below has been edited to reflect this update.
Us Weekly claimed that , Scarlett, 26, has been quietly seeing Sean, 50. A source allegedly told the magazine that Scarlett and Sean began "hooking up" in early January when Scarlett relocated to L.A.'s Chateau Marmont to film We Brought a Zoo. The source explains that the two were first spotted hooking up in Scarlett's bungalow.
"Scarlett's smitten with him," says the source. "[She] first reached out to Sean when she was planning to visit Haiti with Oxfam. She knew Sean was living there in a tent and turned to him for advice."
Both actors are heavily involved in political activism– Sean is an outspoken liberal and has been working on various charities within Haiti while Scarlett has been a Global Ambassador for Oxfam for two years. Scarlett's brother Hunter Johansson works for Barack Obama. However, sometimes shared political interests don't translate into romantic flings.
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