Charlize Theron Explains Split From Sean Penn, “Ghosting” Rumors
CHARLIZE THERON ADRESSES RUMORS SURROUNDING SEAN PENN
The breakup between the two actors were rumored to have ended due to “ghosting,” which is the act of never returning a phone call, text or email to a significant other. Theron, 40, reportedly “ghosted” Penn which was the reason behind their breakup. But the actress said this wasn’t the case in her recent interview with WSJ magazine.
“There is a need to sensationalize things,” she said. “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 also added, “We were in a relationship and then it didn’t work anymore. And we both decided to separate. That’s it.”
Another rumor that was also addressed was the adoption of her son, Jackson by Penn. “We were very, very new in a relationship. The stories that Sean was going to adopt Jackson, and all of that was not true,” Theron revealed. “It’s not something that happens in 18 months. You can’t do that to a child.”
The actress continued that Penn was respectful of her wishes regarding her son. “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?” she explained. “You have to be very careful and very honest about that stuff. And Sean was great with all of that.”
The Huntsman: Winter’s War star also concluded that Penn was aware of her second adoption of daughter, August, but knew that she was doing it alone. “We had a very clear understanding. He knew that I was thinking about filing for another adoption but that we weren’t filing together,” she said.
The Mad Max: Fury Road actress posted a photo on her Instagram of the cover for the magazine with the caption, “@WSJMag”