Charlize Theron & Sean Penn spent the weekend together: is it love or just sex?


As we discussed last Friday, Sean Penn and Charlize Theron are really happening now. They vacationed together (with Charlize’s son Jackson) in Hawaii for NYE, then they returned to LA together, and they’ve been spending almost all of their time together ever since. Sean has been staying over at Charlize’s house, he goes for jogs in her neighborhood, he drives her to Starbucks and she picks up his-and-hers coffees, and they even went out together on Saturday night. I’ve included photos of all of the above. It’s happening. And it’s gross.

To be fair to them, it’s not like they just met a week ago and they’ve just jumped into something without thinking. They have been friends for a while, years even. So does that make it better or worse? It’s better because it seems less ill-advised and less like dumb young love. It’s worse because after years of friendship, Charlize knows Sean’s character and temperament and she still banged him. I wonder about her… does she think Sean is some kind of prize? Is it just animal attraction? Is he really that amazing in bed? If it’s love… well, that’s another conversation.

Also: why is Sean the color of baked ham these days? I really don’t get it. I don’t get ANY of it.



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  1. Renee says:

    Baked ham…I LOVE IT!!! It’s probably the simmering underneath that is rising to the surface…

  2. GIRLFACE says:

    LOL. I also thought he looked pretty baked-hammy in Walter Mitty.

  3. Evi says:

    She is box office gold…
    He is box office poison – not because he is total crap in films, but he is not that great and his life outside film is filled with insanity.
    I can only picture her manager and agents having a sh#$%t fit over this.

  4. Suze says:

    I am avoiding even thinking about this.

  5. Tiffany27 says:

    What happened to her and Alex Skarsgard? Or was that just a rumor?

  6. MissNostalgia says:

    Yuck….she has lousy taste in men.

  7. QQ says:

    Im only gonna be able to accept this if is just baked ham sex and sex only, if it’s serious im gonna run for the hills in full on “The Scream” face

  8. Nicolette says:

    I can’t picture this, and I don’t want to.

  9. Tapioca says:

    I’m guessing he’s either fantastic in bed, or a master at chipping away at the self-esteem of beautiful ladies. Didn’t he date Scarlett Johannsson for a hot minute, or did I imagine that?

  10. FingerBinger says:

    I’ve already counted 3 baked ham joke repeats. Thanks Kaiser.

  11. Becks says:

    She is friends with Chelsea Handler and she is banging Sean Penn …….says alot about her. I am over the fan girl worship of this woman . She was pretty good about maintaining her “image”, but thanks to baked ham, it going downhill. This is such a weird couple, when I saw her, she looked very butch to me. I really thought she was gay! And isn’t she too old forhim? I thought he liked them young.

  12. Kiddo says:

    She’s starting to take on the Biebs look in the last photo. I’m not liking the haircut.

  13. TheOriginalKitten says:


  14. Lem says:

    Just sex doesnt get coffee the morning after

  15. Melody says:

    From what I’ve heard, Stuart Townsend had a similar temper to Penn. Maybe that’s what does it for her – when someone comes out of an abusive home (see unfortunate story of her childhood home), it messes with their head and the unhealthy things are familiar. People connect emotionally with familiar things.

  16. tera says:

    I think it’s funny how people are quick to judge people they don’t know. What if he’s really good to her and they are falling in love? People are judging Sean based on when he was young, angry, and married to difficult Madonna 30 years ago. There has never been any reports of him hitting anybody since but annoying paparazzi. This is a man who now sleeps in tents in Haiti and has tons of friends who are loyal to him. You’re basically sending the message to anyone who is doing bad things that changing doesn’t matter because you’ll always be seen as the same person you were in your 20s.

    Charlize is as strong as she is beautiful. I wouldn’t worry about her. She doesn’t take crap. Accept that people can be happy and better.

    • Maya says:

      He was in his 20s when he tied up Madonna and beat her for hours. Old enough to know it was wrong and evil.

      And another thing I noticed is that you wrote difficult Madonna. So are you saying just because a woman is difficult she deserves to be abused? That that excuses the man who is beating her?

    • Chris says:

      People can change for the better and for the worse. I mean the reason most of us come here is to speculate on the lives of people we don’t know, but think we know a little about. And we are always watching people downward spiral. It would be nice to see someone spiral up for a change. Here’s to hoping Charlize is good for Penn and Penn is good for Charlize.

    • FingerBinger says:

      +2 People are acting like Sean Penn is Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer,and John Wayne Gacy all rolled into one. He’s acts like a jerk sometimes and made a lot of mistakes. People are really carrying on. Calm the eff down FFS.

    • cate says:

      “difficult madonna” boo-hoo, so just because the young angry boy was in a relationship with a strong-minded woman (poor thing…) he had to deal with their problems by beating her up, right? That bitch, how dare she have a strong personality?

      He is gross.

    • Nicole says:

      He was a jerk to his ex wife and mother of his kids, Robin Wright Penn. He said in an interview something rant-y like he’d never been loved in a relationship! This after she put up with him for years and years..

  17. Dalovelee says:

    My theory holds true that women in Hollywood especially A listers are underneath some low self esteemed females. And they’d rather be with (dating or sleeping with) a classic ‘A’ hole who is famous than a normal regular non show business person. Sean Penn is on par with Madonna who could go toe to toe with his hot anger issues. But Charlize calculates he’s got two Oscars and clout in Hollywood and that’s enough to keep her on the A list circuit after all has she been in any hit movies lately?

  18. Amanda says:

    Madonna, Robin Wright, ScarJo, Charlize…..he really does have a type. Blonde, fair-eyed, curvaceous/athletic/healthy looking/with meat on their bones.

    • manta says:

      I’m not sure about this. Wasn’t he with Jessica White for a while? Not exactly the blond type.

      And I clearly remember all the buzz about him and Natalie Portman when they were both members of the jury at Cannes 4 or 5 years ago and were caught making out. So the waify type can be his too.

    • carla says:

      These women are not at all the same in body type. Robin Wright is NOT athletic-looking and definitely not curvy. She is extremely small boned and tiny, and waif-like. Not starved-looking, like actresses who look like they are starved thin–she just has a very slight frame. Scarlett Johanssen is the only one out of this group who is curvy. Charlize is super thin and slightly more athletic-looking although the recent pictures of her–she looks thin but not muscular or particularly toned. So not really agreeing that these women have any looks in common other than blond hair.

  19. K says:

    Honestly, I’m just wondering how he makes it through a morning jog. He must be close to having emphysema by now.

  20. Patti Nichols says:

    I wonder if the got a separate room for their egos. Like an ajoining suite. Puke to both of them.

  21. Maya says:

    BFF with a racist Chelsea Handler who also verbally attacks children and now in a relationship (or whatever they have) with Sean Penn who has a history of violence to his name.

    Since her popularity has gone downhill Charlize has shown the world who she truly is. Her good girl image is almost out of the window since hooking up with Sean (from reading the comments in here and other gossip sites).

  22. Flor says:

    Some women simply don’t know how to choose. I understand.

  23. Barbara says:

    Same violent nature as her father was, who her mother shot and killed. They always say women are attracted to men like their dads.

  24. Ried10 says:

    I use to think he was pretty sexy but ever since he became leather roid guy- nooooo way!

  25. Ag says:

    Great. Now I’ll never be able to have baked ham without seeing Sean Penn’s face staring back at me. Gross.

  26. Decloo says:

    I have to laugh at the standard ‘Pap Walk’ of driving to Starbucks for a coffee. Here in NYC we have a Starbucks on every corner so you don’t have to make much of an effort to grab a cup. It seems that every star in LA simply must go out for their coffee–and drive there with his or her current love interest. Perhaps several of these coffee run are mandated per week by their publicists. Doesn’t anybody make coffee at home anymore?

  27. joan says:

    Women fall for men who remind them of their father.

    Her mother shot her abusive father in their home.

    Maybe that’s it.

  28. Valerie says:

    Now, now…we all have a shame f*^k in our history somewhere. Granted, usually when we’re a bit younger than Charlize. In my head, Sean Penn always reeks of cigarette smoke tho, which….no…sorry…ew.

  29. Roberta says:

    And there was me thinking she was bi and had a gf (who was in one of the Hawaii pics).

  30. stinky says:

    hair intervention REQUIRED. this has been going on for entirely too long a time now. she’s freaking me out.

  31. Aqua says:

    I can’t see her wanting to be with him for any reason.

  32. ShitFloats says:

    Don’t want to think about it – he’s like a prune on steroids. Run, Charlize, run!

  33. Kelly says:

    I actually like them together, both talented actors. And it appears Madonna has forgiven him for what happened between them so not for me to get worked up about. Also, he does quite a bit of charity work so seems like a good guy to me, with flaws of course.

  34. lady_luck says:

    Gross. Charlize strikes me as such a classy lady. Can’t believe she would do this!!!

  35. nikko says:

    We’re just going by what we read in the media about him, but I heard he’s a real good person within. And he knows how to catch the women. Nothing wrong with that. She’s a beauty, wish them the best.

  36. shueler says:

    There is nothing wrong with either of them. They’re adults. Both uber-talented mega stars.
    Why shouldn’t they be together? They deserve companionship as much as anyone else.

    There are a lot of ugly people on here tonight.

  37. Fan says:

    Are these women crazy? What happened to Charlize? She keeps getting marked down. She used to be A-list. I would understand Madonna because they used to be married. I used to think of her as unattainable woman. Sean Penn? I can’t even think straight. Shock, shock.