New Couple Alert: Sean Penn, 53, and Charlize Theron, 38?

Sean Penn Sugar Daddy and Charlize TheronWhen the rumor first sur­faced that Sean Penn, 53, and Char­l­ize Theron, 38, were the newest celebrity cou­ple, we were a lit­tle skep­ti­cal. But with the mount­ing evi­dence, it’s hard not to think they’re dating.

Penn and Theron rang in the New Year together while they vaca­tioned in Hawaii—Theron stayed at Penn’s beach­front house with him. Upon return­ing to L.A., the rumored celebrity cou­ple went back to Theron’s house, where Penn report­edly spent the night. A cou­ple days later, they were seen grab­bing an after­noon cof­fee together before dri­ving back to Theron’s place. The fol­low­ing day, they were seen going to an evening movie together. Again, they went back to her house and Penn stayed overnight.

Although reps have yet to con­firm or deny the dat­ing rumors, wit­nesses say Penn and Theron looked very much “like a nor­mal cou­ple,” and that they seemed “really casual and com­fort­able” being with each other. “They are spend­ing night after night together and mov­ing very fast,” another insider told E! News about the dat­ing rumor. “It seems like it’s get­ting seri­ous and that they can’t get enough of each other.”

Even with their 15-year age dif­fer­ence, this isn’t the first time the sup­posed celebrity cou­ple has been rumored to be dat­ing. They first sparked romance rumors back in 2010 when they were spend­ing a lot of time together fol­low­ing Theron’s split from her boyfriend of almost a decade, Stu­art Townsend. They were also recently seen flirt­ing at a Hal­loween party hosted by Seth MacFarlane.

What do you think: Do Sean Penn and Char­l­ize Theron make a good couple?


Maca­tee, R., “Char­l­ize Theron and Sean Penn’s Date Night at the Movies—All the Details!” E! News web site, Jan­u­ary 6, 2014;

Miller, S., “Char­l­ize Theron and Sean Penn spend a Cozy Week­end in L.A.,” Peo­ple web site, Jan­u­ary 6, 2014;

Photo Credit: s_bukley / (Sean Penn), Everett Col­lec­tion / (Char­l­ize Theron)