Sean Penn has opened up about his divorce from his third spouse, Australian actress Leila George, who’s 31 years his junior. The couple had been in a relationship since 2016 and married in 2020 in what he dubbed a “Covid wedding ceremony” as a result of it was officiated over Zoom.
Leila filed for divorce simply over one 12 months later and it has just lately been finalised.
In a brand new interview, Sean admitted that he nonetheless loves his ex-partner and defined what precipitated the breakdown of their relationship.
He declared: “There’s a girl who I’m so in love with, Leila George, who I solely see on a day-to-day foundation now, as a result of I f***ed up the wedding.”
Sean provides that all through their five-year relationship and one 12 months of marriage, he was “very neglectful”.
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The Academy Award winner acknowledged that he by no means cheated on Leila, however admitted that he allowed himself to “suppose that [his] place in so many different issues was so essential”.
Sean added to Hollywood Genuine: “That included my place in being completely depressed and pushed to alcohol and Ambien at 11 o’clock within the morning, by watching the information, by watching the Trump period, by watching it and simply despairing.”
Now, the Mystic River star says he’s making a acutely aware effort to make his household a precedence.
He says that though he doesn’t know what the longer term holds for him and Leila romantically, he hails her as his “finest buddy on the earth” and the “most influential and galvanizing” individual in his life.
He fortunately stated: “We did a Covid wedding ceremony, by that I imply it was a county commissioner on Zoom, we had been on the home, my two youngsters and her brother, and we did it that method.”
Sean shares one son, Hopper, 28, and a daughter, Dylan, 30, along with his second spouse Robin Wright, 55.
Previous to this, he was married to Madonna, 63, from 1985 till 1989 after assembly on the set of her Materials Lady music video.
Regardless of their divorce, Sean has confessed he’ll maintain a particular place in his coronary heart for the singer.
In an look on The Late Present with Stephen Colbert in 2018, he was requested whether or not he prefers Madonna or Britney Spears.
Sean responded: “Ah, I like my first spouse very a lot. There isn’t any [comparison]… you do not evaluate these issues.”
The actor has additionally been romantically linked to Charlize Theron, Scarlett Johansson and singer Jewel Kilcher.