Is Sean Penn Rebounding With Minka Kelly After His Charlize Theron Split?
The Oscar-winning actor was recently seen celebrating Minka Kelly’s 35th birthday at swanky, Michelin-starred restaurant French Laundry in Yountville, Calif. Joined by three other friends, the duo chicken, truffle mac and cheese, and — of course — a birthday cake.
Kelly shared a photo from the dinner on her Instagram, writing:
TMZ reports that Penn, 54, footed the bill and told his fellow diners at the Napa Valley eatery that he met Kelly at a charity event for Haiti. (Perhaps the very same one Penn and Theron, 39, first made their first public debut as a couple back in 2014?)
According to reports, Theron was the one who broke things off after nearly a year-and-a-half of dating. The Mad Max: Fury Road actress reportedly iced out Penn following the Cannes Film Festival and refused to answer his calls.
Before the split, Penn told Esquire U.K. that he planned 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?'”