The two know each other for decades but dated for about a year and a half.
One of the most powerful couples of Hollywood finally called it quits.
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Milk and Mystic River actor Sean Penn and South African-born Charlize Theron have split up after dating for about a year and a half. Multiple sources including E! News and US Magazine confirmed the news.
According to many reports, it was the actress who decided to break things off with the 54-year old Oscar-winning actor after spending time in Europe together last month.
The high-profile couple, whose romance was first rumored in 2010, officially announced their relationship in December 2013 and openly talked about it ever since. “You say I’ve been married twice before but I’ve been married under circumstances where I was less informed than I am today. So I wouldn’t even consider it a third marriage, I’d consider it a first marriage on its own terms if I got married again.” Penn told Esquire UK about his future with Theron early this year.
In May Theron told Esquire, speaking of her feelings being in a relationship with Penn. “I’m very, very, very lucky girl. Very lucky. He’s hot. He is hot. How do you say that in an interview? You are forty year old woman sounding like sixteen year old. There’s something beautiful about that.”
In another interview to a magazine just a last month ago, Theron called Penn the love of her life. “Putting aside that he’s my partner, he’s the love of my life; for the first time.”
Penn had a good relationship with Theron’s 3-year old son Jackson as well. In April, trio was having a great day out in generationOn West Coast Block Party in Los Angeles. In the recent few weeks, the couple had not been spotted together at all. They were living separately. Theron and her son were staying at their Hollywood home while Penn at his Malibu Mansion.
The couple was last seen publicly at May 16 on Vienna Life Ball following their glamorous appearance in Cannes Film Festival promoting Theron’s film Mad Max: Fury Road. Previously, Theron was involved in a relationship with actor Stuart Townsend with whom she worked in two movies Trapped and Head in the Clouds. Their relationship ended in January 2010 after spending nine year together.
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Likewise, Penn was married to Madonna from 1985 to 1989 followed by a marriage with actress Robin Wright, ended in 2010.