Sean Penn on Charlize: 'I'm in Love'

He talks to 'Esquire'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2015 9:26 AM CST
Updated Jan 29, 2015 10:59 AM CST
Sean Penn on Charlize: 'I'm in Love'
Charlize Theron, left, and Sean Penn arrive at the world premiere of "A Million Ways To Die In The West" at the Regency Village Theatre on Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Sean Penn is on the cover of Esquire's March issue—and, yes, in the accompanying interview, he does talk about rumored fiance Charlize Theron. In a series of quotes offered up at the end of the article are these three:

  • "I’m in love with a woman and home is where the heart is, right? I’m in love with my children, they’re here [in Hollywood]. [Theron's son] Jackson’s very committed here with schools and all that. Charlize has friends and family here."
  • "I’m surprised to be in love. Lot of reasons. I’m self-proclaimed bad at mathematics but I can do two plus two: 53 years old plus finally beginning to figure out why you haven’t been happy in a single relationship? It could seem too late. But to run into somebody now who you care about is a much more passionate, deeper, truer and—God!—a much happier feeling. It’s a lot more romantic and a lot more fulfilling to be in a relationship and to think you’re a good person within it."
  • "Charlize often says about her son that her number one concern is that he grows up to be a kind person. More than she wants him to be a nuclear scientist, or an activist or anything else: kind."

The article itself is peppered with a bit more information about their relationship: Left to his own devices on a recent evening when Theron went "out with girlfriends," Penn ended up watching TV, something he rarely does. Penn had been along for the ride nine months prior when writer Alex Bilmes interviewed Theron for Esquire, and "he’d squinted with quite magnificent hauteur at an iPad I was trying to manipulate into life" so Jackson could watch a movie. Penn had just gotten back from Africa, where he directed Theron in a movie. Soon he and Theron would go to Haiti, for her first visit to a country Penn feels passionately about. For more of his quotes (sample: "I’d get married again. You say I’ve been married twice before but I’ve been married under circumstances where I was less informed than I am today, so I wouldn’t even consider it a third marriage, I’d consider it a first marriage on its own terms if I got married again."), click for the full article. (Read more Charlize Theron stories.)

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