Sean Penn and Robin Wright: the divorce is off


Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn sure have one confusing relationship. I can’t even begin to understand what must go on between the two of them. It seems likely that the pair have reconciled, as Sean has called off their divorce. Well, he’s rescinded their divorce papers and filed a request to dismiss the couple’s legal separation. Neither he nor Robin have made any kind of statement, nor have their people. But People magazine spoke with a lawyer who noted there’s really no other conceivable reason to rescind divorce papers other than a reconciliation. And this is the second time – Penn did the same thing in April 2008 when the pair reconciled.

Are Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn reconciling again?

The Oscar-winning actor filed a request Thursday to dismiss his legal separation case, Marin County, Calif., court records show.

“This appears to imply that they’re reconciling again,” says L.A. divorce lawyer Lynn Soodik, who is not involved with the case. “It’s unlikely Sean Penn would request a dismissal for any other reason.”

This is the second time the actor has rescinded divorce papers. Penn, 48, and Wright Penn, 43, started divorce proceedings in December 2007 after 11 years of marriage.

But they put the brakes on their divorce action four months later, in April 2008, when a court clerk dismissed the divorce petition at their request.

A lawyer for Sean Penn didn’t immediately return a call for comment. Wright Penn has been at the Cannes Film Festival, where she’s a member of the jury, since last week. She attended the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit on May 21.

[From People]

Well, absence does make the heart grow fonder. Hmm, what other platitudes can I stick in here? Really, we don’t know what goes on in the Penn’s relationship. There was a lot of speculation that Sean had hooked up with Natalie Portman, though I can’t help but hope better of her. For whatever reason these two keep stopping and starting over and over with each other. They also split up in the mid-nineties – Sean dated Jewel that time around. This situation has got to be confusing for their teenage kids. The back and forth can be worse than an actual divorce. Not knowing if your family is stable is sometimes harder to deal with than knowing it’s unstable. If they’re really getting back together, hopefully both Robin and Sean are going to put their all into their marriage and do what it takes to make it solid.

Here’s are Sean and Robin at the Oscars in February. Images thanks to Fame Pictures .

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  1. ChristinaT says:

    coooooooomeeeeeee onnnnnnnnn… what a dumb bleep bleep… i’m not half as good looking as this woman but i at least i have SLIGHTLY better self esteem :/

  2. Call Me Al says:

    Robin: Lose him! You’re gorgeous! He cares more about himself than you.

  3. UrbanRube says:

    What exactly are they fighting for? Together or apart, they seem miserable.

    I guess the only answer is that they’re trying to make it work for the kids, but it’s not going so well, from outward appearances, at least.

  4. Lex says:

    I can relate to the on again/off again relationship. Been there with my ex-husband – hell, probably would do it again. But keep it away from the kids for sure!!

  5. Iggles says:

    He’s a douche. She should leave him for good. She deserves better!

  6. Bubulle says:

    I guess Natalie Portman was bored with old Sean Penn. So in despair he probably beg his wife to take him back.

  7. Ally says:

    Looks like he files for divorce every time he wants to cheat.

    I don’t know why any woman, let alone a talented beautiful Robin Wright would put up with that crap (and that mashed-up, drunk face of his).

  8. rbsesq says:

    She needs an intervention. I vote we drop him off in the fire swamp. Maybe he’ll drown in some quicksand or be eaten by a ROUS.

  9. Lem says:

    i think filing papers is foreplay for them and rescinding them means I’m sorry and they were out of roses

  10. FLO says:

    Are they the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton of out time? lol

  11. Cinderella says:

    Disappointing beyond words.

  12. lisa says:

    She is waiting to take him for more money like Mel’s wife. Just wait until he gets some starlet pregnant in the meantime.

  13. Jeane says:

    I agree, rbsesq.

    She belongs with Westley!

  14. truth-SF says:


  15. the original kate says:

    princess buttercup deserves better.

  16. Ggirl says:

    Robin needs to go ahead and make a clean break already. It must be awful not knowing from one day to the next if her husband is committed or not. All of this back and forth essentially sounds like he isn’t invested in the relationship at all. Ditto she can do SO much better!

  17. Casey says:

    They must have a very bizzare relationship. I have no personal knowledge to base this on, but he just seems like a mean guy.

  18. Bob says:

    That’s so sad. I thought she was smarter than that.

  19. santacruz says:

    This will be your life Robin. So many feel you are above all this bullshit, but each time you go back to him, your currency declines…wake up and smell the roses before it is too late.

  20. Livia says:

    The divorce may be off, but the marriage is certainly over.

  21. Rosanna says:

    They are starting to sound like Moakler and Barker :(

  22. Cirque says:

    I get it. She is a SUBMISSIVE and he is a dom. All she needs to proclaim it is a collar around her neck. She always stay behind his shadow and remains very quiet. I hope one of these days she will break free from this loser and be happy.

  23. barneslr says:

    I used to feel badly for her, but no longer. She is allowing this idiocy to continue, so she deserves whatever happens now. If she had half a brain, well, she wouldn’t have married him to begin with. But if she had half a brain she’d have him out of the house, locks changed and a big, mean bodyguard to keep him away from her at all times.

  24. Maritza says:

    Ally, I totally agree with you.

  25. gg says:

    “Legal” separation? – What is that? I’ve never heard of filing papers for a separation; what’s the point?
    It’s called “moving out”.

    In most states, you file a Petition for Divorce, and separateness is implied.

    Or is the original story just BS and this is proof …

  26. Magsy says:

    Oh goody, I can sleep again.