Sean Penn begs Robin Wright to reconcile, but she’s done with his tantrums

Robin Wright Penn is totally done with Sean Penn. We could have figured this out last week, when Robin delivered the one-two punch to Sean, badmouthing their relationship in a magazine interview, then filing for divorce the next day. After all that Robin had put up with, I don’t think anyone begrudged her statement at the time: “I hit that crossroad a while ago. I know what I don’t want. There’s no limbo anymore. There’s no time. I’m too old for this sh-t.” It was a long time coming, and now the Enquirer is reporting that Robin is keeping her act together as Sean begs her to come back. Robin hit her breaking point after accumulating twenty years of “the lies, the cheating rumors and the temper tantrums.” Well done, Robin:

Sean Penn begged his wife to stay with him – but she ignored his desperate pleas, moved out and filed for divorce.

“Robin finally stood her ground and said she’d had enough,” a source close to both told the Enquirer. “She got her own place and moved out.”

Sean pleaded for one more chance, said the source, but Rob filed divorce papers in Marin County on August 12.

“Robin doesn’t want a dime from Sean – nothing,” said the source. “She’s just had it with all the lies, the cheating rumors and the temper tantrums. Now she just wants to be left alone to start her life over. Sean is still begging her to take him back. But Robin insists it is finally over.”

Sean and Robin had been together since 1989, and married in 1996. When Sean filed for separation in April of this year, he withdrew it a month later.

“It was an arrogant mistake,” pugnacious Penn told a reporter at the time. He tried hard for a reconciliation, but in a recent interview, Robin revealed she had no plans to fix the broken marriage. “I know what I don’t want,” she said.

[From the National Enquirer, print edition, September 7 2009]

Here’s the thing – if Robin ever did go back to Sean, my guess is that nothing would really change. He would still treat her like dirt, he would still lie and cheat and throw his asinine tantrums, just because that’s their dynamic. It’s better if he just finds some young girl who thinks that those qualities make him some kind of complicated genius. I hope Robin continues to show this backbone, and I hope she moves on with someone really great. I swear, I could see her with Clooney. If only he liked smart women his own age.

Robin Wright Penn and Sean Penn are shown at the premiere of Milk on 11/13/09. Credit:


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  1. Who Cares says:

    Good for her! Sean is a decent actor but it comes across loud and clear, he’s a substandard husband.

    She’s beautiful and talented. She certainly doesn’t need him.

  2. m says:

    “I could see her with Clooney. If only he liked smart women his own age.”

    If Clooney liked women at all!!!!

  3. maddie says:

    Yeah finally maybe Sean will let Hugo Chavez, fix him up with one of his Venezuela country women.

    Or better yet maybe Sean Penn will move there!

  4. barneslr says:

    “I could see her with Clooney. If only he liked smart women his own age.”

    If she were actually smart. I mean, really…she stayed with Penn for TWENTY YEARS. How smart can she actually be?

    • anonymus says:

      A been smart enough to realize that now that her children are older she no longer needs to be near a man who has suffered so much. Robin Wright is a brilliant actress, Sean Penn does not need to keep it. And bet that stood beside him all these years by his sons. Now you need not keep pretending.

  5. Leticia says:

    Maddie, good one!!

  6. Praise St. Angie! says:

    well done, Robin…INDEED.

    I also hopes she continues to stand her ground and tells him to take a flying leap. because Kaiser is right, if she did take him back, he’d feel like “I won” and continue to treat her like dirt.

  7. prettytarheelfan says:

    love Princess Buttercup! I watched the Princess Bride last night with my hubby, who had never seen it! (He swears it’s because he’s older than me, but 35 is not a legitimate age to have missed out on a movie with Billy Crystal, Fred Savage, Andre the Giant, and Cary Elwes).
    Now, I hope she finds a nice young hunk to keep her smiling.

  8. LL says:

    Go Robin! And to anyone who thinks it is easy to leave an abusive relationship, you have, obviously, never been in one. Even the rich and famous can be subdued into submission and low self-esteem with continuous physical and/or emotional abuse. They’re just like anyone else in a situation like that.

  9. Dorothy says:

    I am 35 and Princess Bride is in my top five favorite movies.

    Many women stay in relationships that don’t work for years and some never leave it does not mean they are not smart. It just means they think love is enough and unfortunately it rarely is!

  10. captain america says:

    he’s just afraid to go “IN PUBLIC” with his boy-friend!!

  11. AlaskaJoey says:

    I hope Robin keeps standing her ground – stay strong, Robin! You deserve better. I hope she finds a nice millionaire business man – someone she can have a quiet life with.

  12. wow says:

    Somehow I think she’ll cave and take him back like she has done so many times before. She comes across as sort of weak, and although it would be a step in the right direction to dump his dead weight – I doubt she will hold her ground an actually DO it. Too emotionally dependent on him. Wash, rinse, repeat. Same story with these two.

    And LMBO @ The Clooney jokes. She’d be considered too old in Clooney’s head and nowhere near skanky enough.

  13. oxa says:

    Knowing what she does not want is half the battle, I think she finally saw him clearly for who he is and will be ok.

  14. dee says:

    You go girl.
    I love you…….

  15. Ggirl says:

    Oh please dear, dear Robin don’t return to that mess of a human being. Mr. Penn just wants a human punching bag or whipping post so he can feel powerful. Robin, you are better than that! (She would never read these messages but wouldn’t most of us love to tell her something similiar?)

  16. Hieronymus Grex says:

    Haven’t seen much from her, but seen entirely TOO MUCH from him.

  17. Really... says:

    Clooney also likes his women to be financially dependent on him.
    Aspiring-this, cocktail-that, sometime-whatever, only-known-if-you-live-here…

  18. j. ferber says:

    I agree with Wow. I also believe she’ll take him back and he won’t change at all. He won’t change, because that’s who he is, Robin. If she takes him back, it will have to be on that basis–knowing exactly who he is, what he does, and that he will never change.

  19. Cinderella says:

    Stay the course, Robin.

  20. JohnnieR says:

    Kudos to Robin for NOT succumbing to the plastic surgeon’s knife, or botox.
    She is an AMAZINGLY older, naturally beautiful woman. She wears her years very well.

    Clooney? PEOPLE! He’s GAY! Hellooo?

  21. lrm says:

    Yea,35 is not a legit age to miss PB!!! so true…I’m almost 40,my husband’s 43,and we caught that wave years ago….LOVE that movie. Classic. Truly.
    In fact,I would think it would be the opposite-that someone might be too young to have seen or heard of it???

  22. moo says:

    You can see her with Clooney?????

    Why can’t you see her on her own just being Robin? Why does she have to be with someone else? Especially since most of them all want the other one to change and be what they want anyway… what a bunch of crap.

    Run, Robin, RUN!!!! And, just keep on goin’!!!! Love ya!!!

  23. mockingbird says:

    I certainly hope Robin’s surge of courage lasts…

  24. Snoopchew says:

    Lovely, lovely Robin,
    Please bless us with another film. Let the star be a classy middleaged lady who finally gets her own. Let that lady be you.
    Please do everything you have ever wanted to do but were too busy babysitting a significant other.
    God bless you.

  25. manerva says:

    Sean needs to go back to Madana. She would set him straight

  26. Kita Kata says:

    She was in a movie with John Revolta (oops, I mean, Travolta) and her husband that was absolutely brilliant! Showed her range way back when. I was married to a Sean Penn-like character (without the talent or big bucks) and I empathize wholeheartedly with her. Move on, gal!

  27. Diana says:

    If you recall he didn’t even recognize his own wife as one of his supporters. He didn’t even thank her for her support when he won a best actor award several months back. He acknowledged every one on and off his list and NEVER mentioned his wife who he attended the event with. She is doing the WRIGHT thing by moving on. He is way too narcissistic to even be in a relationship

  28. James P. says:

    Who gives a rat’s ass about this rat’s ass! The no talent has-been should leave him this time!

  29. James P. says:

    Who gives a rat’s a– about this rat’s a–. The no talent, has been should leave the a—–e this time.

  30. sal says:

    The video on you tube will show a real honest to god sneaky tantrum.

  31. Wendy says:

    I say stick to your guns Robin! Last time she filed, he started datng a much younger woman, and quite publically. This time, he was seen out chatting it up and canoodleing with a couple of women in Hollywood. Clearly he does not give a damn about his wife, his children, anyone but himself. No respect for her at all. He does not deserve her. He must be a nightmare to live with. I say, kick him to the curb FINALLY and move on with your life Robin. You have endured enough from this man that claims to “love” you.

  32. Mairead says:

    i hadn’t actually seen her in anything for years, until recently when I watched that film she’s in with Keanu Reeves and Blake Lively (who was very good too). She was excellent and did look wonderfully natural.

    Leave the jackass, for God’s sake woman.

  33. Bill says:

    Now you’re being smart Robin.. You’ll have a better life without that a–h–e.

  34. JayL says:

    what gets me about Penn is how he can go all over and to all these countries running down his own country and our government, preaching and making his point…but he cannot even practice what he preaches in his own life and take care of his own marriage?? kinda like “do as I say, not as I do” attitude?

  35. Babs says:

    I have always loved Robin Wright and I was very sad way back when she got charmed and disarmed by Mr. Sean Narcissism himself. As expected, he eclipsed her career and then dominated her world for all these years. I hope she stays clear and eventually finds herself so it doesn’t happen again with another one of those types.

  36. Trashaddict says:

    Yay moo. Robin can stand on her own two feet any time. We love you Robin, now show us you love yourself.

  37. art says:

    leave him he is ugly as hell

  38. anonymus says:

    No two as Sean Penn. A great woman is Robin Wright, few actresses in Hollywood would leave her career aside to care for their children themselves? Few I would say. In the 90s, she turned down a lot of movies (I think just shooting a year and while their children were very young none) and tried that shoots coincide with school holidays of your children. Nevertheless, shot some movies like Forrest Gump and some other more left in the public mind ….. Honestly this is a woman that would flag and a monument, because Sean Penn put up 20 years with his tantrums, lies and amorous …. I do not know that woman could have.
    If the decision to part with Sean now, been because her children are now older and no longer need it so much. If Sean had physically assaulted think that would have made the decision sooner. Although very tired and needed to be, when they said “here.”