Sean Penn & Charlize Theron want to get married & adopt another kid… soon.


As we keep seeing, Charlize Theron and Sean Penn are really, really loved up. It’s disconcerting for all of us out here in the cheap seats, but I’ll give them both a little bit of credit. Sean genuinely seems to have chilled out a great deal with Charlize and it’s like we’re seeing a whole new (nice? happy?) person. As for Charlize… would she stick with it if she wasn’t getting something out of it? No. She would not. So, Charlize and Sean are real. And they are serious. How serious? Sources claim that they could marry very soon, and Charlize wants to adopt another kid.

Oscar-winning couple Charlize Theron and Sean Penn have a lot on their agenda during their time in her native South Africa this summer: Shoot new drama The Last Face (he’s directing, she’s starring); get married; adopt a child together.

“They want to get married very soon,” a source tells Us Weekly of the couple’s wedding plans. Theron, 38, “always intended to have another child,” a Penn confidante adds of the actress, already mom to adopted son Jackson, 2.

Eighteen years of friendship and eight months of dating have proven to Theron, 38, that Penn is a father figure. “Charlize has seen Sean grow up… he’s a wiser soul and much more patient.”

53-year-old Penn, meanwhile, is already dad to Dylan, 23, and Hopper, 20, with ex-wife Robin Wright. Sean has “become a strong role model” to Charlize’s son Jackson.

A second source notes that Penn has babyproofed his Malibu home and set up a room for Jackson as well. “They’re looking to the future with a lot of hope!”

“Sean is revitalized with Charlize,” the source says of Penn, who began dating Theron about eight months ago after 18 years of friendship. (It would be the third marriage for Penn, who famously wed Madonna in the late 1980s, and the first for Theron, who split from longtime partner Stuart Townsend in 2010.)

[From Us Weekly, online & print edition]

Well… if it happens, it happens. I don’t think Charlize really cares about marriage, weddings or being a bride. Although perhaps the Penn Dong has changed her mind. It might be a logistics thing too – it might be easier for them to adopt a second child if they’re married. Right? Married couples are still given priority over single adoptive parents, I believe. Still… it will be very weird to think of Sean and Charlize as husband and wife. Ugh. I hope she knows what she’s doing.


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  1. Kristin says:


    I read out loud the assault allegations against Penn to my fiance when he asked who Sean Penn was (he…doesnt get out much LOL) and he just asked why any woman would get within ten feet of this guy.

    I don’t get it.

    • Lady MacBeth (Hiddles F) says:

      Me neither….

      • Kosmos says:

        I can’t stand him either, but maybe he behaves with her for some reason. Different people can change things, and he’s also a lot older today and is losing his need to be a bitch all of the time. By looking at their pics together over time, it’s obvious that he’s very smitten with her, looks like he will follow her anywhere kind of thing…..still, I don’t know what she really finds so attractive in him. I’ve read she has some issues, too, and also that his children don’t really approve of her, but I’m not sure what is true and what is not…..I’m mostly happy that his ex–Robin Wright–is happily engaged to another man, who is a welcome relief from Penn.

  2. lisa2 says:

    I wonder if they do marry will he adopt Jackson.

    Good luck to them. I just don’t find them that fascinating in regards to their relationship. But more power to them.

  3. mojoman says:

    Gross on infinite levels!

  4. AlmondJoy says:

    Poor Jackson. His body language in the last few pics I saw of him and Penn together let’s me know that he doesnt like Sean much. I hope he’s grown on him.

  5. dorothy says:

    This isn’t going to end well.

  6. GeeMoney says:

    She’s like a foot taller than him, lol.

  7. serena says:

    Oh please no, don’t let the douche-gene spread.

  8. Jen2 says:

    She has a great figure, but that dress is doing her no favors. It is really too short and bunches around the middle. As for the rest of the story, I don’t trust US Magazine any more than any other tabloids, so, we shall see.

  9. Arock says:

    I really, really like her but he just kind of grosses me out- he looks like an angry fist. At least he tries with causes and raising money.

  10. lylaooo says:

    those long legs!! what a woman !

  11. TheCountess says:

    Yeah, no. I don’t understand what her deal is, but I have lost a LOT of respect for Theron by getting involved with this dirtbag.

  12. bns says:

    This relationship is going to crash and burn. They’re both crazy.

  13. Marlene says:

    I hope their kids will be well adjusted.

  14. Ciria says:

    He does seem uncharacteristically happy with her.

  15. Becks says:

    I’m not aware of the adoption process at all, but isn’t there some type of background /criminal background check? Penn has a documented violent history. Would he still be able to legally adopt?
    That man seems to have major anger issues.

    • TheCountess says:

      Someone with more knowledge might have a different take, but I would think if Charlize has already completed the adoption process, then what Penn would be doing would be adopting her child – same as he would if Charlize was the biological mother. I think the background check only comes into play with someone/a couple taking the initial custody of the child during the adoption process. Since Charlize is the child’s legal mother, if she’s willing to allow Penn to apply for legal shared custody, it’s her call.

      Edit: Ah, I’m a dork, I realize you are referring to him adopting a new child together with her, not adopting the child she already has. I blame the hangover! :)

      In that case, I hate to say it but I assume money talks. Has he done any time behind bars? I would suspect with their $$$, only something egregiously violent (with a conviction) or related specifically to the abuse, neglect or mistreatment of children could stop it.

      • Becks says:

        Countess, I don’t think he’s done time for any type of crime. I’m thinking that no one has pressed charges against him. (Ex-wives, paparazzi, etc.) Not sure, I could be wrong.
        Maybe he’s taken some anger management classes and has finally mellowed out. Either way, I would be wary of bringing my child around someone who is violent and abusive.
        You’re right, though. Money does talk!

      • lucy2 says:

        He was charged a couple of times and served a month in jail back in the 80s.

        Maybe he’s mellowed out since then, and she’s known him a long time so maybe she’s seen it, but I would be way too worried to get involved with someone with that track record, especially with a kid in the picture.

      • Kori says:

        He did over a month in jail for assaulting a paparazzo but it was in the ’80s or early ’90s.

    • Decloo says:

      Becks, you make a very good point. Even with money and influence I think they will have a hard time getting kid because of all the evidence of his violent nature.

  16. Leah says:

    Yikes. That’s all I’ve got.

  17. db says:

    They might be ok – as long as she doesn’t marry him. He’s got a miserable track record for a reason.

  18. mkyarwood says:

    I dunno, doesn’t he already have kids? I guess they’re in their 20′s by now, but still. I’d love to see if he can actually parent this time around. Also, where is Jackson anyway?

  19. joan says:

    She ALREADY adopted a child while single, so why would you think she’d get married to adopt another?

    I doubt it was that hard a process for her.

  20. Decloo says:

    Her hair is just awful. She looks like Katherine Heigl.

  21. Lydia says:

    Men don’t change. This one will be back to hiring hookers to keep him busy while she’s away, if he isn’t already.