Charlize Theron: I wasn't Ghosting Sean Penn
Charlize Theron breaks silence on her failed relationship with Sean Penn; insists there is no need to sensationalise things
When Charlize Theron broke up with Sean Penn last year, a lot was being written about the actress 'Ghosting' the actor to split. However, in a candid interview to a magazine, the actress has revealed that it's untrue. "There is a need to sensationalise things.
Sean Penn and Charlize Theron
When you leave a relationship there has to be some f**king crazy story or some crazy drama. And the f**king Ghosting thing, like literally, I still don't even know what it is. It's just its own beast," she told the magazine.
Speculations were also rife that the duo had a dramatic break-up, however, the actress emphasises that it was less dramatic than what most assumed. "We were in a relationship and then it didn't work anymore. And we both decided to separate. That's it," she said.
Although the actress didn't reveal what exactly went wrong in their relationship, she did clarify that Sean was never going to adopt Johnson — her three-year-old son.
"We were very, very new in a relationship. The stories that Sean was going to adopt Jackson, and all of that was not true. It's not something that happens in 18 months. You can't do that to a child," reveals the 40-year-old star.
Theron adopted her daughter, August, shortly after her split, but said that Penn wasn't a part of that process even when they were together. "We had a very clear understanding," she said of Penn. "He knew that I was thinking about filing for another adoption, but that we weren't filing together."
The actress then went on to talk about the actor's equation with Jackson.
"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," she said. "You have to be very careful and very honest about that stuff. And Sean was great with all of that," she signed off.