Are Robin Wright & Ben Foster engaged after secretly dating for a year?

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It may seem like just yesterday that Robin Wright and Ben Foster stepped out together for the first time since they’d been quietly dating for almost a year. In fact, it was just last week. Most of us were thrilled that Robin found a new man that is not only hunky but is probably a lot nicer than her douchebag ex-husband, Sean Penn. Princess Buttercup deserves the world, you know? Now a story in this week’s Enquirer not only discusses Robin’s new relationship and namechecks Sean’s whiny, nobody-loves-me Esquire interview, but this story also claims that Robin and Ben are engaged and headed down the aisle! How exciting:

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Sean Penn’s long-suffering ex-wife is finally having the last laugh!

After a bumpy 14-year marriage to the mercurial star, Forrest Gump beauty Robin Wright, 46, is planning to wed hunky 32-year-old actor Ben Foster, sources say.

The couple fell for each other in 2011 while filming the gritty cop drama Rampart, and they’ve carried on a discreet romance since then, insiders say. “Ben proposed to Robin a few weeks ago, and they’ve already set a wedding date for late spring 2013,” a close friend told the Enquirer.

“For the first time in ages, Robin feels happy and settled. She went through hell wiht Sean’s mood swings and violent temper, and never thought she’d find love again. But Ben worships her and gets along great with her kids.

While raising [she and Penn's] children, The Princess Bride star turned down numerious roles and graciously endured Penn’s reported womanizing and frat-boy antics.

Meanwhile, her whiny ex complained in a recent interview: “There is no shame in my saying we all want to be loved by someone. As I look back over my life in romance, I don’t feel I’ve ever had that.”

The source added: “Sean threw away his marriage to Robin, and now he’s crying about how he hasn’t been loved. Robin feels as if the tables have finally turned. She’s grateful to be movin on with her life.”

[From Enquirer, print edition, January 14, 2012]

I hope this story is true, and I hope that Sean hears about it and starts crying into his beer because he ignored the best thing he ever had in favor of shagging supermodels and the like. Robin put up with a lot over the course of her marriage to Sean, so it must be amazing to be treated well by Ben. Or so I assume that Ben treats her well if she’s really planning on heading down the aisle so relatively soon after extricating herself from the Whiny One. Look, Robin and Ben even walk in step with each other.

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  1. brin says:

    I hope it’s true…she deserves to be happy after Sean Pig Penn.

  2. Rumorhasit says:

    Seconded completely. Ben seems to be a decent person, and after about 2decades of SPs crap, it would be fantastic to see Robin flourish in this relationship.
    How that man can say in public with a straight face that no one loved him defies explanation. When all of Robins action spoke of another level of love, respect, tolerance, and forgiveness, for a man who didn’t value her whatsoever. You reap what you sow. SP start working through those skeevy little gold diggers you have coming your way. You have earned what each one of them will put you through, and how that’s going to make you look, when you repeatedly over time, disrespected the talented, patient, beautiful mother of your children.
    Good luck Robin and Ben, enjoy life!

  3. fabgrrl says:

    He is definitely a step up from Sean Penn, but still, I feel like Robin Wright could do better. But all the best to them.

  4. the original bellaluna says:

    Best of luck to them both.

  5. Roma says:

    Although I love him, that age difference is hard to sustain. He’s about 11 years older than her eldest child.

    But I do looooove Ben so maybe I’m just jelly.

  6. j.eyre says:

    I hope it’s true too. I also hope they are truly happy.

  7. Anonny says:

    It’s funny how stories like this prove that living well is the best revenge. Not that revenge is what she was after, but the difference in how they’ve chosen to lives their lives post-split speaks volumes.

  8. Guest says:

    I hope both exes find happiness for their children’s sakes.

  9. Happy21 says:

    I love, love, love Ben Foster and have always been iffy about Robin Wright. However, she needs happiness after SP and if this is it then this is it.

    I had never even heard of the movie Rampart but found it in the bargain bin at Walmart over Xmas and picked it up. Hope to watch it soon…

  10. Claudia says:

    I love her. Robin is an incredibly talented and solid actor. Netflix will be airing an original political drama series soon and she and Kevin Spacey are starring in it. I wasn’t that interested in it based on the trailer, but I will tune in just for her. I’m glad she’s moved on from Penn, he’s clearly a taker who doesn’t appreciate all the work she put in in raising their kids and making their relationship work. Her career decidedly took a backseat to his. He’s a dick. Hopefully Ben is an adoring boyfriend, she deserves someone who doesn’t take her for granted.

  11. FingerBinger says:

    First off this is The Enquirer, they usually get 1 out of every 50 stories right.People who get divorced and then quickly remarry, like Kate Winslet and Ryan Reynolds, to me this a recipe for disaster. I hope it’s not true, it would be crazy. Also, he’s a younger version of Sean Penn, everyone seems to be missing that.

  12. Mew says:

    oh, Ben Foster… mmmmm…. I have nothing to say. I go daydream instead.

  13. Nev says:

    Santa Barbara forever!!!!! Be happy Robin!!!

  14. Kelly says:

    I like them together but I don’t feel sorry for her re Sean Penn. that was her decision to stay with him all those years and give up her career. Don’t seem like the best decisions but hers to make.

  15. Trashaddict says:

    She should lose that haircut, it makes her much MUCH older than she is. I thought the photo was Jamie Lee Curtis at first (who actually looks good with a short cut)-

  16. I Choose Me says:

    I hope they’re happy together. I’ve always liked him as an actor and he’s on my hit list. Anybody else notice that bulge in the second pic?

    Just pervy old me then? :D