Sean Penn and Charlize Theron are apparently getting married soon and things seem to be going well with them – perhaps somewhat surprising given the recent revelations (they were revelations to me) of what a piece of shit he was to previous partners. I mean, tying Madonna to a chair and beating her for hours? And God knows what went on with Robin Wright, but it’s safe to say they’re not really on good terms…
In any case, Sean expressed his thoughts on love and marriage in a new interview with Esquire UK:
Yeah, 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.
Yes, 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. I mean, I like the tradition. A friend of mine wrote a line, “Without tradition, new things die.” And I don’t want new things to die.
Well, isn’t he a perfect gentleman? Insert eyeroll here. Who knows, maybe he’s a changed man and it’s a match made in heaven with Charlize, and fair enough. He’s just always come off as a bit of an asshole – but hey, some women like that sorta thing, so best of luck to ’em.