Charlize Theron and Sean Penn Split
Theron and Penn, 54, first made their public debut as a couple in January 2014 at a Haiti fundraiser. Having known one another for decades, the duo’s friendship quietly blossomed into a romance that year.
“What I guess I am trying to say is: A friend kind of stepped into that role, and I really didn’t see it coming,” Theron told Vogue last May. “Sean and I have known each other for eighteen years. We were just really good friends. And it’s been slow going because you are aware that you could screw that up and lose it. We had to think about it. But at the end of the day, it was somewhat effortless. It just kind of naturally happened, and before I knew it, I was in something that was making my life better — the people who really love me can see the effect it has had on me.”
Just earlier this year, Penn told Esquire U.K. that he plans on marrying Theron, saying, “Yes, I’d get married again. I’m in love with a woman and home is where the heart is, right?”