Robin Wright Gets 'Un-Ladylike'

Dishes on Ben Foster, Sean Penn in new interview
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2015 10:33 AM CDT
Robin Wright Gets 'Un-Ladylike'
Robin Wright, left, and Ben Foster arrive at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Robin Wright gets pretty candid about her relationship with Ben Foster in the new issue of Vanity Fair: "Perhaps it's not ladylike [to say], but I've never laughed more, read more, or come more than with Ben," the April cover star says. Wright says Foster (to whom she reportedly got engaged last year) "inspires me to be the best of myself. There's so much to learn. It's endless. How great! It took me a long time to grow up. Love is possible as life is possible. ... I've never been happier in my life than I am today." Of course, that means she wasn't quite this happy with ex-husband Sean Penn, whom she also discussed, albeit reluctantly. "I'm not in the business of talking about what 'isn't,'" she initially wrote in an email. "I have too much respect for Sean and our two extraordinary children to sell our past joys and woes for public consumption and fodder."

She later, according to E!, agreed to speak more about Penn via phone. "I grew up very fast as a young girl, but I grew slowly into my womanhood. We were learning as we were going along. We agreed as parents that we'd not work at the same time, so that one of us was always with the kids," she says. "I believe we were together not only to have our beautiful children but to learn how to love ... for the next time around, the right way. And then, what I'm looking for in people now, is kindness." (Apparently from that quote, E! took away this headline: "Robin Wright Credits Sean Penn With Making Her a Better Lover for Fiancé Ben Foster.") Today, the House of Cards star says, "I'm 48. I'm finally a person. I think I'm finally ready." (Click for 21 stars who've overshared about their sex lives.)

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