Sean Penn to Adopt Charlize's Kid: Source
He's reportedly already filed the paperwork
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2015 10:27 AM CST
Actor Sean Penn and actress Charlize Theron attend Dior's Fall-Winter 2014-2015 Haute Couture fashion collection, in Paris, France, July 7, 2014.   (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon))
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(Newser) – Sean Penn has filed papers asking to adopt Charlize Theron's 3-year-old son, Jackson, whom she adopted in 2012, a source tells People. "Charlize and Sean are very serious. Charlize says this is it," the source says. "Jackson already calls Sean 'Daddy.' This is the first step toward them getting married." Penn, 54, and Theron, 39, have been together for more than a year and were recently rumored to be engaged. Theron, who's never been married, has no other kids; Penn has a 23-year-old daughter and a 21-year-old son with ex-wife Robin Wright.