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Charlize Theron Opens Up About Dating Sean Penn for 'Vogue'

Charlize Theron Opens Up About Dating Sean Penn for 'Vogue'

Charlize Theron looks stunning in her new cover shoot for Vogue‘s June 2014 issue, on newsstands May 27.

Here is what the 38-year-old A Million Ways to Die in the West actress had to share with the mag:

On her boyfriend Sean Penn: “Look, we’re dating, and I don’t think we were trying to hide anything. We were photographed; the relationship was kind of written about… What I will say is, I was single for a really long time. I was enjoying mommyhood. You just naturally become kind of selfish about your time, and all of it is dedicated to this little thing, whether he needs it or not. And then they get into more of a schedule and you start to think, Wow, wait a second. There’s this passionate creature in me. And going about dating in your late 30s is such a different ball game. I know so well what I want to fit in my life. And the simple answer to that is: Unless he can make my life better? My life is really pretty f–king good.”

On how their relationship began: “I really didn’t see it coming. Sean and I have known each other for eighteen years. We were just really good friends. And it’s been slow going because you are aware that you could screw that up and lose it. We had to think about it. But at the end of the day, it was somewhat effortless. It just kind of naturally happened, and before I knew it, I was in something that was making my life better—the people who really love me can see the effect it has had on me.”

On the idea of marriage: “I really do understand the importance and what that ceremony represents to so many people, but it’s just such a personal thing. Let’s put it this way: I never had the dream of the white dress. And watching other people getting married? I think it’s beautiful for them, but to be quite honest, usually I’m sitting there just devastated. It’s supposed to be this night of celebrating love, and all you see is a couple separated all night making sure everybody else is OK. It just looks like a lot of work. And as you get older, you start sifting through the stuff that really matters.”

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Photos: Mario Testino for Vogue
Posted to: Bikini, Charlize Theron, Magazine

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  • Ugonna Wosu

    Read this already. Cool interview

  • mel

    agree about the marriage thing

  • 3

    beautiful cover

  • Britt

    All I have to say is….She’s Perfect!!

  • Roberto

    @mel: yeah she’s right.
    I think they make a great couple. They are both very very talented and intelligent people. they work hard but at the same time they don’t look cut from reality like many stars are.

  • kami

    she opened up about dating sean penn for vogue? why would she date sean penn for vogue? more likely she opened up to vogue about dating sean pen. :)

  • Vera

    Charlize gives a great interview! Just read the whole thing. Every part of it was interesting because of her. She’s just living life and isn’t trying to be something she’s not. She’s a throwback to the Old Hollywood stars who tell it like it is and look good doing it.

  • ace11

    such an arrogant twit

    She and that slime bucket Penn are perfect for each other

  • ari

    White dress is not a marriage, it’s wedding.

  • julianna_90

    why they have to airbrush all the magazine covers? let the imperfections, the wrinkles and the pimples, it’s ok, we can deal with it! jeez…

  • Helen

    Very good interview. And although she’s dating Penn (who’s much too old for her, imo), its still good to see her with male friend. Wonderful photos of her inside.

  • Ugonna Wosu

    @Vera: she does, doesn’t she? Very fascinating woman who knows who she is, and isn’t concerned what others think.

  • Ugonna Wosu

    @ari: she’s not interested in either one.

  • jen

    there is just something about her that seems too arrogant and entitled. definitely not a woman i’d want as a friend and she seems like a pretty difficult gf as well. maybe they are a great match. he’s just as mean

  • Ugonna Wosu

    @jen: how do you know any of this?

  • starchys

    @jen: I thnk women like you think a woman is arrogant if she has strong opinions and sounds too self-confident. I don’t like her dating a known abuser but you cannot fault Theron for being dumb or boring. I’d rather have a zillion ‘arrogant’, powerful and interesting women like her in Hollywood thanks!

  • Maria

    Gorgeous cover and editorial. Always buy magazine when she’s on the cover.

  • SouthieAfri

    She’s adorable, beautiful, caring, and South Africa’s darling. She’s a. Child of Africa, who won an oscar. She’s an incredible person. She had a hard life too. Love my homegirl. Atleast she gave a child a future, she wasn’t mean like some actresses. She deserves happiness. Leave her and her loved ones alone. Go look at yalls own lives. She. Never make bad friendships or was ever arrogant to anyone. Sher soul is wonderful. Who she dates is not our business. She don’t ask us to feed or clothe her, so let’s respect fellow South African , Charlize ‘Ambassador to our country’ Theron. Sy is baie pragtig. Baie moie Charlize, jy is die beste.