Sean Penn dumped Scarlett Johansson because she was clingy?

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Last week, People Magazine got the “scoop” (meaning a wink and a nod from someone’s publicist) that Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn had split up after about three or four months of dating. Then, just a few days later, Scarlett and Sean were both separately in attendance at Spike TV’s Guys’ Choice Awards. At first, it seemed like Scar and Sean kept their distance, but one photo agency managed to get a photo of Sean and Scarlett arm-in-arm backstage – you can see the photo here. After that, it seemed like People Mag might have jumped the gun and perhaps Scarlett and Sean were still very much on. Not so much, according to Us Weekly. Us Weekly claims that the photo came about because Scarlett was all up on Sean’s grill at the Spike TV thing, and he was trying to ignore her:

Sean Penn isn’t looking to be tied down.

An insider tells the new issue of Us Weekly (on stands now) that Penn, 50, broke up with Scarlett Johansson, 25, after five months because he has not wanted anything “serious” since his 2010 divorce from Robin Wright, adding, “Scarlett pursued him.”

On June 4, the Avengers star didn’t seem ready to give up on their unlikely romance. At Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards in L.A., she scrambled for face time with the Oscar winner. “She pushed herself into his conversations,” a witness tells Us. “She sat down between him and Robert De Niro. Robert was like ‘What?’ and made a face.”

Johansson also made sure they were snapped together. “A photographer asked for a shot,” the source says. “Before Sean could say no, she said yes.”

[From Us Weekly]

I hope this isn’t true. While I won’t give Scarlett credit for being a good actress or even an interesting model, I’ve consistently given her credit for how she handles herself in relationships. She just seems like the kind of woman whose constant motto is “There are other fish in the sea.” She moves on quickly, doesn’t whine, and simply finds a new dude. I admire that. If Sean dumped Scarlett, I would hope that she would already have other dudes waiting in the wings. I would not expect her to cling to Sean publicly, demanding that he pay attention to her. She’s not Sienna Miller! Am I giving Scarlett too much credit, though? Sean might have really messed with her head. Or maybe she’s just desperately trying to play it cool. Ugh.

According to other sources, Scarlett was just keeping things friendly. A source says, “If you remember after Scarlett confirmed her split from husband Ryan the two continued to see each other and have dinner together… She is incredible. Just because you are no longer with someone doesn’t mean you stop caring about them and never want to see them again. She still cares a great deal about Sean and couldn’t imagine seeing him at an event or award show and not saying hello. Only children act like that.” Yeah, I can see stopping by your ex-lovers table and saying hello. But to insert yourself into a conversation with Robert DeNiro? Hm…

By the way, Scarlett really did look like ten kinds of hell at the Spike TV thing. She just looks exhausted and drawn. Oh, and the Sean Penn Canadian tuxedo pics are from Cannes!

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  1. brin says:

    I read this yesterday and was hoping you would write about it. I just can’t see this happening and I hope it didn’t, I think Scarlett is much too cool to be clingy.

  2. brin says:

    I read this yesterday and was hoping you would write about it. I just can’t see this happening and I hope it didn’t, I think Scarlett is much to cool to be clingy.

  3. Boo says:

    Sean needs to invest in a more convincing wig.

  4. duh says:

    Scarlett seems like she’s a little “needy” so I’m not surprised.

  5. Quest says:

    It is rumored that Scarlett worked herself hard into those photos with Sean P to give the appearance they are still a couple

    Yeah, he dumped her arssse.

  6. your mama says:

    I totally believe it (as she always appears annoying to me, personally). I don’t know if it’s the child turned adult who thinks she is awesome that I find more annoying or her constant name dropping (including the President). I’m waiting for her to blow up like Christina Aguilera. They can be Miss Piggy twins together. Yeah, she really just annoys me for whatever reason.

  7. Stacy says:

    I don’t know why she even bothered with Sean Penn. She wasted all that post-divorce goodwill publicity lol

  8. machiavelli says:

    Her first movie roles made me think that she herself had depth, intelligence. Then I heard her speak. One word – vapid.

  9. Skins says:

    The Sean Penn Dong Haze era has totally ruined all of her claims to hotness. The thought of her banging that wrinkled, overacting tool is just too much to take. Maybe she can take up with Hef now.

  10. mln76 says:

    Oh I believe it Sean is an abusive guy who is much smarter than her and got under her skin. He probably was really intense at one point then dropped her suddenly and she’s still hooked. There are other hotter fishes in the sea Scarlett move on.

  11. Snazzy says:

    Maybe Sean has that powerful weiner that makes woman go gaga once they get a taste (or hit) of it…

  12. Fuzzy Cat says:

    Scar should next date Zac Efron.

  13. Kara Ann says:

    Dating Sean Penn made Scarlet look so Starry-Eyed-Isn’t-The-Professor-Hot gullible.
    Clinging to Sean Penn would make Scarlet look like a masochist.
    Anyway, I don’t believe it and I don’t even like her.

  14. Sumodo1 says:

    It was childish of her to force Sean Penn into a picture with her. Maybe she thought his ugliness would make her look better (THAT HAIR!) at the event. She needs to be single for awhile and raise her profile working for a good cause. A hit movie wouldn’t hurt, either, because Penn lowered her hotness factor in the business, I’m sure.

  15. junk573r says:

    We call his fancy attire a texas tuxedo in Canada. Jussayin…

  16. Lauren says:

    I agree with MLN 76. Sean is a masterful emotional manipulator..Robin Wright was humilated by him for almost twenty years. He would cheat on her, lure her back, cheat on her again. Plus we have heard about how Sean abused Madonna. Sean loves to have power over women.

  17. TaylorB says:

    Totally off topic, but what in the hell has she done to her hair? It seems to be a slightly toned down version of Animals hair from the Muppets.

  18. Nancy says:

    Wow Scarlett’s face is amazingly unattractive.

  19. STOPGOOP says:

    Ummmmmm… didn’t she move in with him after, like, a week of seeing each other? Yes, I think that qualifies as clingy.

  20. dread pirate cuervo says:

    Her face is just…no.

  21. Anguishedcorn says:

    What is it with the horrible unflattering black undereye liner these days? Gaaaaah. She is so pretty, and yet makes herself look so bad lately.

  22. Mick says:

    What goes around comes around. Sooner than you think. Scarjo needs to concentrate on her career and leave the Dicks alone for a while. She left a really, nice hard body for an old, crusty one. Doesn’t make any sense at all.
    She does seem very “high maintenance”! She will pursue Sean endlessly because he ended it.

  23. mia girl says:

    Sean seems like the kind of guy that might think every person in his life is too clingy.

    Scarlett: Sean give me a call after your meeting TOO CLINGY!

    Robin: Sean we really should sit down as a family more often for dinner. TOO CLINGY!

    His kids: Dad shooting hoops was fun! Wanna do it again tomorrow? TOO CLINGY!

    Haiti: Sean thank you for everything you’ve done. We can’t wait till you come back. TOO CLINGY!

    • bree_honey says:

      hahahaha good one mia! its true! and i wish everyone will stop hating on Scarlett, for gods sake she is a very pretty woman and i bet the majority here couldnt look like her even on a good day! stop hating! shows jealousy! its sad! and yh… i can imagine Sean being a jerk and luring her in then goin cold, he seems the type, i know the type.

  24. beth says:

    On June 4, the Avengers star didn’t seem ready to give up on their unlikely romance. At Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards in L.A., she scrambled for face time with the Oscar winner. “She pushed herself into his conversations,” a witness tells Us. “She sat down between him and Robert De Niro. Robert was like ‘What?’ and made a face.”

    Johansson also made sure they were snapped together. “A photographer asked for a shot,” the source says. “Before Sean could say no, she said yes.”

    there is no proof-in-action whatsoever that scarlett is being clingy. this is all written from the skewed perspective possibly of someone who is paid to, or for one reason or another, wants to see scarlet labelled as the desperate, clingy one. how can anyone tell what her motives were simply from her behaviour, which in this case, isn’t even exactly telling of clinginess. for all we know, she’s just being friendly… (for all we know, at this point) this is a writer’s game of one-upmanship. writers, if you’re not careful with analysing their content, can just lead you into thinking whatever they want you to.

  25. Thea says:

    Why any woman would want Sean Penn is beyond me, but to each his own. He looks mentally unbalanced to me and thats me being nice. He is slouchy and pissy looking all the time and I could imagine sleeping with him. He would be all over you and then probably slap you if you laid against him. Gag. I dont think he is a spooner. But anyway, he is gross. And she has apparently went off the deep end. I would date Mike Meyers before Sean Penn, at least Mike is funny. And I bet he is a spooner.

  26. someone says:

    He should be happy that anyone would want to cling to him!

  27. bluhare says:

    If Scarlett really does have control in her relationships and moves on when she feels like it, getting the same treatment from someone else probably doesn’t go over well with her. Maybe that’s what was up, assuming that was what she did.

  28. kieslowski says:

    UsWeekly despises Scarlett Johanson, they are always very negative about her. I doubt this story is true. I believe that Scarlett wanted a picture with Sean to stop any stories about a bad break up, she really does hate the tabloids. I think Sean was annoyed with her because you know Sean he does not give a shit.
    Oh and Sean Penn has a really banging body, sorry I am a huge Sean Penn fan, his talent just really gets me.

  29. Mick says:

    @ Beth, I said high maintenance, other
    pple said “clingy.

    I think tht it’s human nature that when someone rejects you, you want that person even more. I am sure Scarjo is used to being in command in a relation-
    ship. Apparently, because of the age difference and Sean being Sean acted differently. Scarlett resorted to being
    too sweet, too childlike, wanting his attention all the time. That would turn him off even more. With all her beauty and sexsuality, something turned him off. He had had what he wanted and it was just another piece, he chose to move on.

  30. John Wayne Lives says:

    I think this is a case of the girl dumps the nice guy, and still hasn’t realized he was amazing to her, not because she’s the awesomest thing in the world, but because he’s a nice guy and when guys like him love, they love really good.
    You gave up a good thing Scarlett. Welcome to the shark tank.

  31. John Wayne Lives says:

    On another note :

    @Mick “With all her beauty and sexsuality, something turned him off. He had had what he wanted and it was just another piece, he chose to move on.”

    Made me think of something my mother said years ago (although, i know it’s a pretty common quip)

    “Show me a beautiful woman, and I will show you a man who’s tired of f*cking her”

  32. Mick says:

    @ John, I guess that’s what happened.
    That’s the answer! Your mom
    was right….

  33. beth says:

    @ mick: oh, i wasn’t disagreeing with you – i don’t know about her being high-maintenance and all – but the way the article was written grated at me, so i was responding more to that.

    on another note, i wonder what ryan reynolds really is like, as a husband. i really do. i used to adore him in Two Guys and A Girl, but that was a million years ago. also, he was acting out a part written for him – that’s what actors do. it’s just so hard to tell with actors… how do you know when they’re being real and when they’re acting in real life? do they even know…

  34. really says:

    he got tired of PORK … miss piggy!

  35. Mick says:

    @ Beth, It is hard to say about RR. He seems so nice and he is very attractive.

    RR seems gentle, sweet, just adorable, but unless you live with someone, you never know. I have read that RR can be jealous. In the Details article, it sounds like he still loves her. But, then it could be publicity for his new movie. Like, you say, with actors, you never know.

    I married a guy who everyone thought he had a great personality and was sweet and charming. But my ex had two personalities. In an instant, he could be a complete jerk. He was a mental abuser. Once, I completed my education I divorced him. People would ask, why, he is so nice and so attractive.

    RR’s article in Details sounds like he still loves Scarjo, but then, since they are actors you don’t know if it is real or just publicity for Green Lantern.

    The fact that they are actors and the tabloids add fuel to the fire, us, the movie-goers never really know.

  36. Kim says:

    File this story under: Duh! A newly divorced man isnt looking for a new wife and more kids. He was looking for a fling period.

  37. beth says:

    @ Mick: “RR seems gentle, sweet, just adorable, but unless you live with someone, you never know.”

    oh, so true!

    “I married a guy who everyone thought he had a great personality and was sweet and charming. But my ex had two personalities. In an instant, he could be a complete jerk. He was a mental abuser.”

    oh, i had a boyfriend like this once – i think he had mental health issues! he used to make me cry and cry, and my sister dug it out of me as to why i was always upset, then gave me an evaluation of what she saw, that i didn’t or couldn’t see because i was so young then. it’s good that you left him. i’d imagine if you didn’t, he’d have turned you into a nervous wreck by now, with all the mental/emotional abuse.

  38. Owl says:

    I believe it. I think until the Ryan Reynolds thing went down Scarlett was playing it cool. Now I think she’s become more clingy and needy because she 1)doesn’t want to be rejected and 2)her biological clock has gone off with a vengence.

  39. danny says:

    Scarlette’s hand-on-hip poses and glance-over-left-shoulder is tired.

    Penn may be a douche but at least his posing looks natural.

    But, man, the years have been tough on him.

  40. stella says:

    How embarrassing. Time for Miss Scarlett to enter rehab for some deprogramming.

  41. iseepinkelefants says:

    I’m sure there are maybe a handful that aren’t, but lets face it most actresses are needy and clingy. They’re insecure. When you base you’re life on being accepted and how you look it’s not surprising these women are stunted little girls with zero confidence. It’s only the numptys that think too highly of themselves (Goopy) that aren’t affected but then again those dummies can’t hold on to men either.

  42. iseepinkelefants says:

    @Mick he’s playing the “woe is me” card to bring in the ladies. Women are going to swoon when they hear how hurt he is. They’ll want to comfort him and pay $12 to see his movies.

    Sorry not buying it.

  43. Mick says:

    It’s all about the money, money. You have the actors with all their drama. Then, you have the tabloids provoking/instigating more drama.

    It’s good that some of us are open to discussions about the subjects involved. Thanks!

  44. Stacia says:

    He LOOKS great……from the neck down. His face looks all kinds of jacked up hell. Why in the hell would she hook up with this wrinkled face, chia pet wearing(toupee),walking mid life crisis. She left her husband and then got with that????

  45. Liana says:

    @john wayne lives:

    my friend always says “see that chick? She’s perfect right? Somewhere out there is someone who is sick of her shit.”

  46. jocular says:

    Why do you assume he dumped her?

  47. BB says:

    Absolutely agree with Stacy’s comment:
    “I don’t know why she even bothered with Sean Penn. She wasted all that post-divorce goodwill publicity lol ”

    Timing aside, she probably got with him because it was a childhood crush of some sort.

  48. REALIST says:

    Maybe he really dumped her because of her hair-it’s a horrible color and the cut looks like she whacked of her locks herself.

  49. Chris says:

    As if getting her wasn’t impressive enough. “He” broke it off leaving with the upper hand! I dips me lid, Sir! :)

  50. Kat says:

    She got dumped by an old wrinkled bag? She needs to get her self-esteem out of the gutter.

  51. Charlotte says:

    LMAO @mia girl and Thea. Thanks much, ladies!

  52. Charlotte says:

    I feel a little bad for saying it, but I don’t find her appealing. At all. Her body is pretty crazy, but her face looks weird.

  53. imabrat says:

    I can’t be bothered with the scoop on her and Sean, I just feel compelled to look at every pic of her because she’s so pretty.
    That Spike TV hair thing leaves me baffled though; why, why, why? That looks horrid. I do believe it’s the worst I’ve ever seen her look. Maybe she IS all busted up over the bust up.

  54. John Wayne Lives says:

    @ Liana, lol I like that one lol!

    @ Mick, sigh… my mother is always right lol
    But you make a very good point about RR. Maybe he was some stifiling, jealous jerk. And SJ was all “oh, hell no! I’m out!” And since they’re actors, we never will know.
    I too dated a guy who, at the begining was all ” let me be there for you.” But ended up messing with my head so bad, I didn’t date for a year when I finally dumped him.
    And it IS refreshing to have a discussion instead of people who don’t know eachother “screaming” at eachother about people they don’t know.