Charlize Theron On Her Relationship With Sean Penn

Mad Max: Fury Road's Charlize Theron just cleared the air about her relationship with Sean Penn on The Howard Stern Show. The two dated for a little over a year in 2013 and split in 2015 but their somewhat private relationship fueled countless tabloids and rumors including the idea that Charlize simply "ghosted" Mystic River's Sean Penn.

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While promoting her new film The Old Guard, Howard questioned her about her rumored engagement to Sean to which she boldly answered "What? That's not true. No. I did not 'almost get married to Sean,' that's such bulls***. No, we dated, that was literally all we did, we dated."

Charlize explained that yes it was a legitimate relationship but it did not grow to the extent that the tabloids claimed "We were definitely exclusive, but it was for barely a year. We never moved it. I was never going to marry him. It was nothing like that."

Charlize Theron Sets The Record Straight

The Atomic Blonde actress told the Wall Street Journal "We were in a relationship and then it didn't work anymore. And we both decided to separate. That's it." The mother of 2 had adopted her children around the same time she was dating Sean but made sure to keep the clear boundaries when it came to her children and that she had no intention of adopting her second child with Penn.

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Theron did her best to make it clear to her children that Sean was not their father saying "there was an understanding that I was a single mom with a very young boy who I had to put in a situation where he understood that ‘mommy’ dates but that he does not have a father, you know what I mean? You have to be very careful and very honest about that stuff. And Sean was great with all of that."

Charlize made it clear to Howard that "I never wanted to get married. That's never been something that's important to me. On the lives of my children, I've never been lonely. I've never felt alone. My life right now just doesn't allow a lot of room for something like that to happen. But in saying that, there's not this thing that drives me [to have a relationship]."

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