As we learned last week, Sean Penn wants us all to know that he’s currently dating/banging a 24 year old. Her name is Leila George and she’s Vincent D’Onofrio’s daughter. She’s beautiful and a wannabe actress, which I think is the point of this dalliance with Senor Ham Face from her perspective. And from Penn’s perspective… hey, the world knows that he can still “get” beautiful women under the age of 25. The thing is… Penn already had a girlfriend, at least according to Page Six.
Many people were surprised to see pictures of Sean Penn kissing 24-year-old actress Leila George in Hawaii on Thursday — not least his girlfriend. A source tells Page Six that Penn, 56, had been quietly dating a woman since the spring, and she believed that she and the star were in an exclusive relationship — until she saw the steamy shots of Penn and George smooching in the Pacific.
A pal of the scorned lover — who is said to be “heartbroken” by the development and doesn’t want to be named — was in the midst of planning a visit to Ireland to see the actor on the set of his next movie, “The Professor and the Madman.” Throughout their relationship, “it was calls, flowers, dinners, having her over to his house,” said our source. “She was leery at first,” said the pal, but eventually became convinced that “maybe he’s not this jerky-actor type.”
The source says the fling with George — daughter of actor Vincent D’Onofrio, who’s a year older than Penn — proved her pal wrong. Penn has since gone public with George, taking her as his date to an art event back in LA.
Sounds about right to me. I imagine this is his pattern post-Charlize Theron. He goes out and tries to seduce the youngest woman he can find and she probably thinks they’re dating and then he moves on without a word. My guess is that this is the kind of thing that only works on women in their early 20s too. The average woman in her 30s probably wouldn’t even bother if Penn tried this crap on her, not that he would… because he only does it to women under the age of 25.
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