It was only a couple of weeks ago that Charlize Theron iced out Sean Penn for good, effectively calling off their engagement by completely cutting off all contact with him out of nowhere. It was a smart move on Charlize’s part, but Sean is getting old and he doesn’t have time to waste, so he’s already moved on to romancing Minka Kelly. He arranged a birthday dinner for her in LA this week and she seemed into it. What the hell?
These pics were taken last Tuesday at French Laundry, the uber-fancy/delicious/exclusive restaurant in the Napa Valley. Sean was celebrating Minka Kelly’s 35th birthday, along with 3 other people.
They were by no means hush hush … people at other tables heard Sean tell the other 3 he and Minka met at a Haiti charity event.
They had a feast to end all, with a chicken with the feet still attached, truffle mac and cheese and a birthday cake. The people at Sean’s table, along with others in the restaurant, serenaded Minka to “Happy Birthday.”
Sean picked up the tab … and it was pricey.
Minka has not mentioned Sean, but after the dinner she Instagrammed, “Birthday festivities off to a pretty magical start.”
I mean, no one has ever been checking for Minka, so I guess it’s whatever and she’s gotta get her 15 seconds however she can. But like, really? Sean Penn? Come on, now. You can do better than that, Minka! Anyone can! Of course, there’s nothing to say that they’re anything more than friends, but…
“That was their first date, but it was a group setting,” the insider tells Us of the birthday feast at French Laundry. “It was more of a ‘let’s see how this goes.’”
It went well, according to the source. “Minka and Sean got along great and had a great time, but it’s unclear where it’s going,” the insider says.
Oh, dear. This is gonna go well!