Are Charlize Theron & Sean Penn already thinking about marriage after one month?


Sean Penn and Charlize Theron are still together. They do cutesy photo-ops together too. They take Jackson to Whole Foods and they skip down the road together and now, after a whole month together, they’re allegedly already thinking about marriage. Sounds about right. I mean, this is Hollywood. And they’re both Oscar winners and there’s a kid involved. I’m trying to do the math… let’s see. That means they’ll probably elope in April.

Has Sean Penn finally been tamed? “Sean can’t get enough of Charlize Theron,” gushes a pal. “I wouldn’t be surprised if he pops the question soon.”

While shopping together with Charlize’s son Jackson at Whole Foods, eyewitnesses tell Star, “They were adorable. Sean was making funny faces for Jackson and they all seemed comfortable together.”

The pair’s sharp turn from friendship isn’t a shock to those closest to them, who say Charlize is the only woman who can handle Sean’s strong personality.

“She isn’t intimidated by him. Sean wants to be with someone who takes no nonsense from him or anyone else, and he feels like he’s finally found his equal.”

Charlize is apparently such a good fit for Sean that she’s drastically calmed his notoriously bad temper. “Charlize brings him peace, and he’s making it a point to watch himself around Jackson. He wants to take care of him like he was his own son.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

Do you believe that Sean likes strong women? I have my doubts. I think he likes to be a strong woman occasionally, but only so he can break her down. Maybe I’m reading that the wrong way, but his dating MO for the past few years has been much-younger models and Scarlett Johansson. His type is more “women who are so young, I’m just a bad-boy/daddy phase in their 20s.” And personally, I don’t even think Charlize is that into marriage at all. People tend to forget that she and Stuart Townsend pretty much lived like a married couple for the better part of a decade without ever making it official.

But that’s not all from the tabloids this week – much like last week’s story about Charlize’s mom Gerda being turned off by Sean’s womanizing ways, The Enquirer says that Gerda is actively discouraging Charlize’s relationship.

Charlize Theron’s mom Gerda Maritz is dead-set against the idea of Charlize marrying Sean Penn.

“Charlize says for the first time in her life she can see herself settling down with someone,” said a friend. “She’s crazy about Sean and would say yes in a second if he asked her to marry him.”

But that’s troubling talk for Gerda. She thinks Sean is a hothead who’ll only cause heartache for Charlize, and Gerda has been trying to persuade her to run as fast as she can away from Sean.

“Gerda is counting on the fact that Charlize has always listened to her, and she’s filling her ear plenty. She believes a marriage would be a disaster.”

But a friend says: “To Charlize, they already feel like a family.” But Gerda isn’t letting up. “Gerda believes Charlize will eventually take her advice. She wants nothing to do with Sean and hopes Charlize will see the light before it’s too late.”

[From The Enquirer, print edition]

I think IF Gerda doesn’t care for Sean and IF she’s being vocal about it, then yes, Charlize would end up taking her mom’s advice. Charlize and her mom are very close and they’re very protective of each other. Charlize will eventually see the light. Right after she spends the next two months getting her rocks off. See, if that’s the way she’s approaching it, I might be onboard. It’s the storyline about “love and marriage” that irritates me. Just say, “Charlize loves having sex with Sean and he’s just happy to have a beautiful woman interested in him. This isn’t about emotion.”

Charlize and Sean “stopped by a studio” yesterday:



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  1. QQ says:

    *sigh* this is for reals really happening huh? Like Facebook official happy shit!

  2. Kali says:

    But marrying a baked ham would be illegal, right?

  3. Sullivan says:

    Ugh. The thought of sexy times with that rusty nail has made me lose my appetite.

  4. Patricia says:

    It should never be put on the woman in a relationship to quell the man’s temper. He is an adult man, he should be able to control himself BY himself, it isn’t the woman’s responsibility to “bring him peace”. What happens when they have an argument or she is going through a hard time and is not able to do him the service of “bringing him peace”, does that give him free reign to go apeshit?
    This just seems like a recipe for abuse which, given his past, isn’t hard to imagine. I’m disappointed that she would subject her beautiful, innocent child to this known rage monster.

  5. smee says:

    This relationship does not ring true to me some how, yet I don’t see either of them needing extra publicity…… I’m confused. I don’t recall seeing any photos of SP grocery shopping before CT, so they must be shopping in a pap heavy area or calling them – right? If they weren’t doing this for publicity wouldn’t they would just send someone to the store? I don’t get it.

  6. Lisa says:

    He seems so humorless and angry all the time…it is sort of fascinating to speculate what sh sees in him, etc.

    • Nina W says:

      I’m sure he’s charismatic, most actors are and just because we see photos of him scowling doesn’t mean he’s angry all the time. He is well known for hating having his picture taken and no doubt deliberately scowls for the paps. I know he is temperamental but I also think he has a bad relationship with the media and they like to play up his “angry man” rep as much as possible. It sells their scowly photos.

  7. FingerBinger says:

    I don’t think Sean Penn is in any rush to get married for a third time. Charlize doesn’t seem to be interested in getting married at all. She also doesn’t strike as a woman that wants to be someone’s third wife either. So, yeah this story like most Star stories are B.S.

    • ol cranky says:

      Theron has made multiple comments over the years indicating she is not interested in marriage and doesn’t plan to ever marry so why this rush to marriage story?

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Because, of course, in the world of tabloids, ALL women want to get married and make/adopt babies. ALL WOMEN. No matter if they’ve said contrary. I’d believe that they would adopt another child, or have a kid together, before I believe that they would get married.

  8. Patricia says:

    My second post, but I have to add… Seeing them out shopping with the sun all over their faces is giving me mad jealousy. It’s so so bitterly cold here in the NorthEast, I have to go grocery shopping today and it’s going to be awful just walking in from the parking lot. I miss the sun and farmers markets and warm days! Is it just me or is this the worst winter ever? Sun depravation is making me nuts!!

    • Nicolette says:

      I hear you. IDK if I’m just getting used to it by now, but the cold isn’t really bothering me much anymore. What can you do? It’s winter. Comfort foods make it bit more tolerable though. 🙂

    • zinjojo says:

      @Patricia, our California weather is not to be envied right now, even though it may look like it! We’re having a record drought, and the sunshine that you see gives many of us a good deal of anxiety — it should be raining!

      Stay warm 🙂

      • Patricia says:

        Zinjojo I was just reading an article about how dry it is in Cali 🙁 hoping some rainfall comes your way ASAP. Weird weather all over the world this winter!

  9. Bria says:

    I don’t see a marriage happening, she’s never been a “spur of the moment” type of woman. Penn publicly announced that after over 10 years of marriage was never in love with Robin Wright…he’s not the sort of guy I’d go rushing to the alter to marry

    • Pat says:

      Wrong. What he said in that Esquire interview is that he never felt loved. Robin Wright filed for divorce, he publicly said that he didn’t wanted to divorce, and would have preferred raise his children in a whole family. I think if he’s getting married with Charlize is only out of jealousy of Robin Wright getting engaged with Ben Foster. ChaRLIZE DARLING, HE’S just playing nice guy with you just to piss off his ex. He never got over that divorce. 20 years together.

      • Dana says:

        That’s ridiculous Pat. You’re delusional. Face it, Robin is happy with Ben Foster. Sean is happier than ever with Charlize. Everyone has moved on to better things. You sound like a crazy conspiracy theorists. Charlize, Sean, and her son are their own little family now. That’s not something you fake. I bet if Charlize and Sean did get married, you’d still claim it was all to get back at Robin. Lol.

      • mercy says:

        Seems to me he wanted to have his cake and eat it too with Robin. He wanted a family life, but he also wanted to continue indulging his wild, macho side when it suited him. When she finally had enough, he made it her fault. He “never felt loved”, ie. she didn’t love him enough to put up with him. I don’t believe blind items, but I would not be surprised if he was somewhat jealous of Robin moving on, or just didn’t want to look like the loser abuser in the story created by the media. It fits with his dark side. Enter Charlize. He got lucky and he knows it.Now he is on his best behaviour, I’m sure. I hope it lasts, for all of their sakes.

      • Dana says:

        I think he’s going to try his hardest not to screw up with Charlize like he did with Robin. I think Charlize is a good influence on him.

  10. Ag says:

    Yikes. Just yikes.

  11. TheCountess says:

    There’s dickmatized and then there’s just terrible taste in men. I’d say going from Seth MacFarlane to this indicates Charlize falls into the latter category.

  12. Jenna says:

    At the risk of being truly tasteless – (rapidly becoming fuddled for back meds, so forgive me?) didn’t Charlize’s mom ~KILL~ her abusive husband to protect Charlize and herself during one of his rages? Ah… even as vainglorious and idiotic as Sean is reported to be, knowing the mother of your current lady has already proved she is willing to do ~whatever~ needs to be done to protect herself and her child, I’d kinda think he would be carefully trying to get momma on his side. Or running for the hills. He’s reported to have a truly nasty temper – up there with Baldwin the rage bear – and as there is a child in the mix, one extreme screaming fit, one wrong grab – and while I DON’T think her mom would do anything, the temptation for Charlize to hiss into his face he might wanna check himself before finding out how much like her momma she is would be hella strong.

    Least I’m not sure ~I~ could resist using it to an abusive bully if he forgot his manners and tried being his perceived jackass self around my kid. Charlize could be a far more evolved woman then I am.

  13. It’s remarkable that there was no mention in this piece about Charlize’s personal history with violent men: her father was extremely abusive and her mother killed him when he was trying to attack Charlize. She grew up in a world where hitting women and children was de riguer. Sometimes it’s hard to change your paradigm…until you really figure your shi*t out, you are likely to keep going back to “what you know,” regardless of how unhealthy it is.

    I don’t know if Sean Penn has changed – it is certainly possible – and I don’t recall Robin Wright ever alleging abuse. But I have read the police reports filed when he beat Madonna, and they are chilling.

    • LadySlippers says:

      Robin did allege abuse.


      And with the police reports that Madonna filed I’m guessing he is a domestic abuser.



  14. magpie says:

    He seems to be getting back at Robin and I can see him being vindictive enough to marry her. Yet this couple makes a lot of sense to me.

    • Kutty says:

      Exactly ! Robin Wright gets engaged in december (it was confirmed in january) and Penn starts playing the good boyfriend with Charlize to be equal. The Wright/Foster relationship got serious early last year, so I see Penn rage seeing his wife and partner for 20 years moving on, meanwhile he still fools around with 20 something starlets. Charlize is being played, I don’t thing he’s that smart either, based on the way she humiliated flirting with Fassbender MacFarlane, Saarskgard Hamm…..w-h-o-r-e-

      • FingerBinger says:

        @kutty Charlize getting slut shamed for flirting? Interesting. So if those guys flirted back what does that make them? Are they w-h-o-r-e-s too?

    • Saturncowboy says:

      I can see this happening too. We’re not talking about a normal human being who’s after a divorce just moves on. I remember a revealed blind item that talked about him having a h-o-o-k-e-r dressed with Robin Wright wedding dress while watching the video of their wedding. This happened just last summer. And for those who will say blind items are BS they were always right at the end. I totally see this unstable guy taking revenge by hooking up with. He’s not a normal person. He’s full of hate and angry.

      • Dana says:

        You believe blind items? Sean has a temper, but he has a big heart. This is am an who will watch people on the news after a hurricane and earthquake and immediately fly out and do something about it. He loves Charlize and if it was all fake, he would be walking down red carpets with her and not creating a real family with Charlize, No one does that,

      • Nina W says:

        Blind items are just that so there is no “always right in the end” because they are never specific and always vague enough to smear several potential candidates.

    • Dana says:

      So he would go all the way and marry a woman just to get back at Robin? That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. Face it, folks. Sean has always had a huge crush on Charlize and he is happier than he’s ever been with her. Robin is the mother of his children, but they have all moved on.

    • veronica says:

      This! Charlize has worshiped him for ages. Sean’s calling the shots here. He’s this huge power player in Hollywood and she’s keen to be a power couple with him. They’ve been ‘friends’ for years but I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s been hoping for him to come around and be won over after years of occasional casual boning. that’s what ‘friends’ in hollywood means right?

      He wasn’t even this public with Scarlett Yohan. Why caus’ charlize is just so magical and strong and better? Please.
      I bet he even did that public trip Haiti with Madonna to piss off Robin.

  15. Pat says:

    I just think that Hopper and Dylan Penn shouldn’t be so happy right now.

  16. agentscully says:

    What in the world does any woman see in this guy??! Not only does he look like he fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down, he has a reputation for being a violent a-hole as well. I mean seriously, does his dick shoot out diamonds or something?!? I just don’t get.

    • Aisha says:

      And we only see him from far away in pictures, imagine that leathery face coming near yours… *shudders forever*

    • Robin says:

      OMgosh you literally had me laughing-out-loud with your comment “He fell from the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down!” Must remember that one when describing facially challenged person such as Mr. Penn! Ha! Ha!

  17. nk868 says:

    i thought she and stuart decided they didn’t want to get married until it was legal for everyone to marry – or at least that was their story for the public.

  18. Dana says:

    Face it people, they are together and they are into each other. It’s real. They are really dating. Why can’t you be happy for people who are happy and wish them the best? And of course there are photos of them. They live in California and the press is interested in them just like you seem to be. The press will die down after they have been together for awhile.

    I’ve never seen Sean look so happy. I think Charlize is a good influence on him and it’s sweet he seems to want to be a father to her son. Good luck to them. I love that she got him to give up his guns. A man like Sean needs a strong woman and a woman like Charlize needs a strong man.

    • Saturncowboy says:

      <neither of them are strong people. Specially Penn just look at his history. A t-u-r-d that calls himself an alpha male but beats women is just a weak looser.

      • Dana says:

        You’re judging someone based on something that may have happened 30 years ago when he was young and wild. You’re sending the message that people shouldn’t change because you’ll always be judged as the same forever. Never mind that there has been no report of him being violent with another woman., only paparazzi. Never mind that he has devoted his life in recent years to Haiti, going as far as sleeping in tents and saving lives over there. Let’s just judge someone to be the same forever. And Sean is a man’s man. Anyone can see that. He’s not some weak little pretty boy. Women like that.

      • Artemis says:

        You should read a biography about him. He was a ‘changed man’ when his children were young. I remember a quote from a book given by a close friend who said that he witnessed Penn pressing his face against the window as Dylan, being on the other side, was giving him sloppy kisses.

        SP always wanted kids with Madonna but knowing their history, it was smart she didn’t. Nevertheless, he seemed like a changed man and was acting cute with his kid(s) but it didn’t last did it? That’s the point, it NEVER lasts.

        SP showed who he is multiple times, love (parental or romantic) never changed his innate nature which is that he is a volatile man. Being a ‘man’s man’ doesn’t mean you have to be violent so if that’s your idea of a Man then I suggest you need therapy to help you gain a healthy perspective on how you should be treated by a man. No woman wants a man like that. Rough, maybe but aggressive? Nobody wants that.

        He beat a fan, he beat Madonna, photographers (not even paparazzi), he admitted to having a problem containing his aggression with volunteers when he was in Haiti (!!!!) because according to him, they were there for ulterior motives. Not that it should make him angry but he admitted himself to being aggressive so you need to check your sources if you think people are inaccurately judging him. His last court issues only date back 3-4 years! RW said that he was drama all the time and difficult. In the end, you get tired of convincing yourself that it’s better to have that than dullness. She grew out of the drama and he didn’t. You can’t sustain that early ‘passion’.

        The only thing that’s correct about your defensive of him that he’s not pretty.

      • Saturncowboy says:

        Jesus, how come you defend that way a person you don’t even know. The Madonna thing HAPPENED. Being youg and wild doesn’t justify woman abuse. I cannot believe what obsession for a movie star can do to people. Or maybe you work for Penn?

      • mercy says:


        I can believe he is a passionate guy with a big heart, but you’ve lost me with that “man’s man” business. Too often that kind of talk is used to excuse macho, immature behaviour. Leave it back in the dark ages, where it belongs. A real man – a real adult – is mature enough not to give into a bad temper or violent impulses. He’s had 50 some odd years to get that under control. It has ruined two marriages and given him a horrible reputation. Hopefully it hasn’t affected his children too much.

      • Dana says:

        I didn’t defend Sean Penn’s past behavior. Although too many believe that crazy tabloid story with the baseball bat. There has never been any evidence of that. I’m saying that it’s been 30 years since there were even hints of him being violent towards a woman. So why do you assume that he would harm Charlize? He was with Robin for 20 years and there was never even a hint that that went on. Innocent until proven guilty. Accept that people can change and mature. And if Charlize makes him happy and he has found peace, who are you to judge?

        All you do is dwell on the Madonna thing from decades ago to judge the person he is today. Move on. Madonna has. She and Sean are totally cool now.

      • Artemis says:

        It wasn’t a crazy tabloid story when Madonna went to the police.
        It wasn’t a crazy tabloid story when both SP and RW admitted their love was difficult, passionate, messy etc.
        It wasn’t a crazy tabloid story when he attacked somebody in 2009.
        It wasn’t a crazy tabloid story when he admitted he was STILL agressive (towards volunteers) in Haiti.

        There you go, a breakdown of his ‘change’ during 30 years but you believe what you want. Don’t let facts stop you!

        Oh and to ‘move on’ because an ABUSE VICTIM has moved on is not a good defense. Or should we forgive Chris Brown too?

      • Nina W says:

        Artemis, Madonna herself was one half of all that and freely admitted it. I’m not condoning their violence at all but you and I have no insight into that situation and it’s not for us to say this guy is an abuser. Yes he’s short tempered and aggressive but that’s not the same as violent. If you want one that’s been busted for actual repeated abuse of women, we can always count on Charlie, there’s a prize woman beater with LOTS of photographic evidence to back up the allegations.

      • Artemis says:

        We do have insight because the facts were in a police report. He tied her up, mentally and physically abused her, left her ALONE for hours (bound and gagged!), to then come back and abuse her again and finished it off with sexual abuse! The police noted how she look disheveled, her lip was bleeding and she was crying.
        How much more proof do you need? Any human who is capable of doing that, is not right in the head.

        This is even worse than what Chris Brown did, at least it didn’t last for hours although that’s a mild consolation. He had anger management classes a FEW years ago because he assaulted a photographer. He’s known to burst out in a rage towards fans (ongoing) and he admitted himself he still had anger issues when he was talking about his Haiti work so I find it odd that fans refuse to acknowledge his aggression when he himself admits to it. The man owed a plethora of guns (why?).

  19. Saturncowboy says:

    She looks frumpy. Granny style-

  20. Artemis says:

    I agree with Kaiser, he likes to break down strong women or starts to resent them because they’re stronger than him. He’s a miserable abuser who falls out of love quickly when he thinks he isn’t getting his in the way he thinks he deserves it. Most women he dated are not the warmest women and pretty career driven so that must be his thing, he just can’t handle it in the long-term.

    • mercy says:

      It rings true. He might be drawn to feisty and passionate, until it clashes with his own feisty, passionate nature. Then he seeks to control. When he can’t control, he resorts to the advantage he has: physical strength. The incident with Madonna may have been the worst of it (and may have been alcohol -fueled), but I don’t believe it was the last.

      • Dana says:

        A strong woman is just what he needs. Not a weak one, when Warren Beatty finally settled down with Annette Bening he said he liked her because she was strong and wouldn’t take his mess like other women did. Sean’s at that same age. This relationship is different for him. I think it’s very serious.

  21. texasgal says:

    Ewwww he looks a lot like Charlie Sheen. Baked ham…lol

  22. the_true says:

    His overall violence and domestic violence bullshit needs to be acknowledged more.

  23. shuttleturtle says:

    I’ll never look at a Penn’s again without wanting to trow up since I read in this site the joke about his scrotum…..ewwwww

  24. Pat says:

    Why do you have it in quotations that they were visiting a studio. They are working actors who take meetings. There is no other agenda. When your precious Angelina Jolie sets up her many photo ops, you don’t point that out. Charlize and Sean don’t give a crap what people think. They are just living their lives.

  25. IceQueen says:

    I thought marriage was not something for her…She didn’t marry Stuart Townsend after 8-10 years…I don’t believe this story one bit.

  26. joan says:

    He has his flaws but he WAS a great Jeff Spicoli.

    So I’ve got that going for me [combining a line from one great character with a visual image from another].

    And his work for Haiti is impressive.

    Maybe there’s more to him than it appears. Hard to see it. And Charlize is a goddess, so he better behave.

  27. tredd says:

    If I had her haircut, I’d kill myself.

  28. Fatty Cakes says:

    Marriage? Yes, because what young Jackson needs now is a big stepbrother to look up to that will throw the N-word at him whenever he pisses him off. Lawd, that poor kid is going to need therapy if this goes down.

  29. Moi says:

    He’s a great actor and everything, but I simply don’t get it. Even if he is fantastic in bed, there are other men out there that are fantastic in bed. He must be a “you would have to be around him person and then you would get it” type, I guess.