Robin Wright, 47, is allegedly engaged to Ben Foster, 33, after two years of dating


I still can’t say that I’m a big fan of Princess Buttercup’s hair these days, but she’s doubled-down on the style and she’s had it for like two years now, so I need to just move past it. Robin Wright is a new woman these days – for about the same amount of time that she’s had this haircut, she’s been dating a younger man, Ben Foster. Robin is 47. Ben’s 33. The age difference is noticeable, but is it negligible? I don’t know. It depends on what Ben wants out of life, I guess. But kudos to Robin for finding a young, intense, Gosling-esque hot dude to fulfill her post-Sean Penn love life. We should all be so lucky. So, after two years of hot, intense sex, what better way to celebrate than with an engagement? Right.

Robin Wright is ready to walk down the aisle again! Life & Style can exclusively reveal that the 47-year-old is engaged to actor Ben Foster, who’s 14 years her junior.

“She’s been talking all about her upcoming wedding and how excited she is for it,” an insider tells the mag.

The couple met on the set of the 2011 drama Rampart. Ben is best known for his work in films X-Men: The Last Stand, Alpha Dog, Hostage and 3:10 to Yuma. Robin and Ben have been linked since early 2012 — a year-and-a-half after she ended her tumultuous 20-year relationship with Sean Penn. Their courtship began in 1989, shortly after Sean ended his marriage to Madonna. They wed seven years later after welcoming two children, daughter Dylan and son Hopper, now 22 and 20, respectively.

The duo initially filed for divorce in December 2007, but withdrew the petition four months later. In April 2009, Sean asked for a legal separation. He had a change of heart one month later. Robin, who most recently starred on Netflix’s House of Cards, filed for divorce again in August of that same year. It became finalized on July 22, 2010.

“It’s like the high tide, low tide, right?” she said about the split in 2011. “You know it’s going to happen daily – you’re just not quite sure if the Weather Channel was accurate with the times. That’s where the unknowingness flows in and you go, ‘Okay, I have to relax and just give over to it.’ ”

Sean wasn’t so kind about the breakup in interviews.

“There is no shame in saying that we all want to be loved by someone,” the Gangster Squad actor, 53, said last year. “I have been the only one that was unaware of the fraud in a few of these circumstances blindly.”

Ben, meanwhile, has been linked to actresses Kirsten Dunst, Zoe Kravitz and Ellen Page. This will be the first marriage for Ben and third for Robin, who was also previously married to actor Dane Witherspoon from 1986 to 1988.

[From Life & Style]

Ha, I totally forgot about that stupid Sean Penn quote. God, he’s such a jackass. Brilliant actor, for sure. But he’s such an a—hole in his private life. I’m so happy that Robin finally managed to shake him off and, again, if she wants to get her rocks off with Ben Foster, God bless. If she wants to call it love, sure, I’ll buy it. But now they want to get married? It’s unconventional and maybe it will work. Or maybe she’s just attracted to these intense dudes and she doesn’t value stability the way she should. Still, congrats to the happy couple if this is really happening.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. carol says:

    good for them :)

  2. Simmie says:

    I didn’t even know they were together. Well, good luck to them!

  3. Santolina says:

    Good to see she’s moved on.

    • Liv says:

      Sean Penn is one of the dumbest individuals – he threw his marriage away for what? Prostitutes? She seems like a really nice person and they have children together. He’s so stupid. But probably good for her that she got rid of him.

      • Santolina says:

        Right? If you’re lucky enough to win the hand of the Princess Bride, you don’t f*ck that up. For shame!

  4. blue marie says:

    Good for them if true, but it’s Life & Style so… yeah

  5. FingerBinger says:

    Robin seems to be following Demi Moore’s footsteps. A two time divorcee with adult children marrying a younger man who has never been married and has no children. I know all the comments will be “you go girl,” but becoming someone’s third husband just like becoming someone’s third wife doesn’t sound like a good idea. BTW this guy is basically Sean Penn 2.0. I guess he doesn’t have the temper or unpredictability.

  6. lenje says:

    Or maybe she’s just attracted to these intense dudes and she doesn’t value stability the way she should.


    Uh? I guess I don’t read enough gossip sites, since I’m out of the loop of Ben Foster’s “intensity” and “instability”.

    • Ice Maiden says:

      I have to say I don’t really understand why everyone ‘should’ value stability. Robin’s children are grown and she probably has plenty of money, so why shouldn’t she have some fun with a hot young man? Not everyone is after ‘stability’ and even if you are, there’s no guarantee you’ll get it.

      • Irishae says:

        “Not everyone is after ‘stability’ and even if you are, there’s no guarantee you’ll get it.”

        Well said and I agree completely.

    • asas says:

      i agree,

      There is nothing to suggest hes unstable. He doesn’t appear in news much at all.
      this article is just baseless speculation trying to cause drama where there’s none.

  7. Nancy says:

    Sean Penn is probably losing his mind over this news.

  8. bns says:

    Too much botox, Robin.

  9. khaveman says:

    Absolutely hate her hair. Other than that she looks great! He is really cute.

  10. Marigold says:

    That haircut is bad news. She is young and has a smokin’ body. Why have a haircut that adds 15 years to your face?

  11. Neuron says:

    He looks way older than 33 IMO…

    • ALJsMom says:

      I agree. They don’t look like there is a 14 year age difference

    • Isabelle says:

      Ever notice that when younger men marry older women, the men often look older or the same age as the woman? Think many of them are “old” souls and it reflects in their looks.

  12. smee says:


  13. QQ says:

    Well we see who won THAT divorce! LOL New show, new man, banging body and hair…

  14. Maggie says:

    I see another disappointment for her down the road. Too much of an age gap imo. I’ve always thought she was a good-looking woman. Just picks the wrong guys!!!

  15. Happy21 says:

    I LOVE Ben Foster and while I’m not a huge Robin Wright fan, I wish them nothing but the best. Ben is easily one of the most underrated actors working today!

    • ALJsMom says:

      I think he is super cute. He was really good in 310 to Yuma. I couldn’t believe it was the same guy I used to watch on a Disney show

  16. Xavier says:

    Ben Foster Hot??? Am I the only one who thinks he’s bad looking? Robin at 33 years old was stunning. Even now she’s hotter than “hot” Ben Foster

    • FingerBinger says:

      IKR “Gosling-esque hot dude” Um OK. He’s not good looking at all. He’s got a wonky eye and he’s balding. Everyone hates Sean Penn,(I don’t I’m a fan), so compared to Sean I guess he’s considered an Adonis. Also, the fact that Robin is almost 50 and they look the same age says a lot.

  17. CaribbeanLaura says:

    I’m such a huge Ben Foster fan. I remeber him on that disney show, was it Flash forward? Sigh. He’s looking a little rough now TBH, but I wish them all the best.

  18. henderswife says:

    Ben Foster is sexy as hell! I was in a movie he was in “The Punisher” but I didn’t get to meet him. He is a total badass and I think this is a great relationship. He seems to worship her and I love that about him. I wish them all the best. Check out his movies 3:10 to Yuma and Alpha Dog.

  19. Han says:

    Ben Foster is a great actor, every bit as talented and intense as Sean Penn. He dated Zoe Kravitz for a few years. And Robin is doing great work these days. Love her and Spacey on House of Cards, I think she is finally coming into her own after being in the shadow of Sean Penn. Best of luck to them i really like them as a couple, don’t care about the age difference because they somehow seem to fit.

    • Lauren says:

      I think Robin sacrificed much more than we can possibly imagine to survive in her relationship with Sean Penn. He treated her so shabbily and humilated her for years. Robin is classy and a brilliant actress~hope Ben treats her well.

  20. meh says:

    Her blush in the bottom picture is AWFUL.

    Why do people just keep getting married, divorced, married, divorced, married, divorced. How about just stop getting married for a bit?

  21. jes_sayin says:

    I say good for her.. and if the the ages were reversed (the man was older) it wouldn’t even make a headline!

    That said, why do these people (usually divorced) with *plenty* of their own money and grown children want to get the red tape of the government involved in their relationship/finances (again)?? I’ll never understand. Why not just live together and be.

    (Btw, her short hair looks AWESOME on House of Cards.. this must just be a bad hair day.. or two)

  22. emma says:

    Dane Witherspoon!

  23. Kosmos says:

    I’ve ALWAYS liked Robin Wright….a great actress and a good human being. She deserves to be in a relationship that works for her, so I’m happy that she has found this person. For the present time, the age difference seems to be okay for them. On the other hand, I’ve never cared for Sean Penn, a difficult man with a temper and cantankerous disposition. Can’t believe Robin lasted so many years with him, uggh. Then couldn’t believe Scarlett even had a fling with him. Anyway, LOVE Robin Wright and I hope she remains happy and content!