Romance rumors reignited when Minka Kelly and Sean Penn were photographed together at a gala this week, but sources confirm exclusively to JustJared.com that they are just friends.
“Sean stopped by Minka‘s table to say hi and was there for five minutes and they snapped a pic,” a partygoer told us. “The fact that she let them take a pic is indicative of the fact that they’re not dating. She’s never let a photog take a pic of her with anyone she’s ever dated.”
If you follow Minka on Snapchat, you would also see that she didn’t leave the event with Sean, as some reports claimed. She snapped her entire car ride home at 4am with the two friends she actually left with!
Sean Penn ducks his head into a car while leaving Giorgio Baldi after dinner on Thursday night (January 14) in Santa Monica, Calif.
The following morning, CBS This Morning aired an excerpt from the 55-year-old actor’s 60 Minutes interview about his famous meeting with Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
“Let me be clear. My article has failed,” Sean told Charlie Rose about his meeting and subsequent Rolling Stone piece. “The entire discussion abut this article ignores its purpose which was to try to contribute to this discussion about the policy to the war on drugs.”
Sean also said that his meeting did not lead to El Chapo‘s capture.
“There is this myth about the visit that we made, my colleagues and I with El Chapo, that it was — as the Attorney General of Mexico is quoted — ‘essential’ to his capture,” Sean said. “We had met with him many weeks earlier … on October 2nd, in a place nowhere near where he was captured.”
Sean Penn – 60 Minutes Interview Preview
Also pictured below: Sean heads to a business meeting a few days earlier in Beverly Hills.
There are questions being raised about whether it was safe for Sean to conduct the interview and why he allowed El Chapo to have final approval over the article, even though he didn’t request to change anything.
“I’ve got nothin’ to hide,” Sean said in an email with the Associated Press (via THR).