Sean Penn's New Gal: Florence Welch?

Actor seen flirting with Florence and the Machine singer

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 19, 2012 9:54 AM CST

(Newser) – Sean Penn's latest romantic interest—or, as the Daily Mail puts it, his "latest younger woman"—appears to be singer Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine. They met at an LA charity event two weeks ago and sparks instantly flew, sources say. "Sean was flirting with her all evening," says one, and he's asked to see her again. Welch, who is exactly half Penn's age at 26, has been single since September. Now here's some Six-Degrees fun for you: She's good friends with Blake Lively, who married Ryan Reynolds, who used to be married to Scarlett Johansson, who was dating Penn last year.

Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performs at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago's Grant Park on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.
Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performs at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago's Grant Park on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.   (Photo by Steve C. Mitchell/Invision/AP)
Actor Sean Penn arrives for the 15th anniversary gala celebration of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Livestrong, Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, in Austin, Texas.
Actor Sean Penn arrives for the 15th anniversary gala celebration of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Livestrong, Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, in Austin, Texas.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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