Charlize ‘serious about Sean’

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron and Sean Penn are reportedly “inseparable”.

The 38-year-old actress and 53-year-old star confirmed their relationship last month, when Sean is said to have described Charlize as a “keeper”. They have since been spotted out together regularly.

Charlize has been single since her nine-year relationship to actor Stuart Townsend crumbled in 2010, while Sean is said to have dated a string of younger actresses in the last few years, including Scarlett Johansson.

After having grown to know each other the pair are now said to be stronger than ever.

“Charlize built a friendship with Sean before taking it further. They met over a decade ago through friends, and now she’s fallen for him,” a source told British magazine Closer. “Her and Sean are inseparable – he practically lives at her home. She’s told pals she’s the happiest she’s been in years.”

Charlize has adopted son Jackson, who is two. Sean too is a parent to Dylan Frances, 23, and Hopper Jack, 21, who he had with his ex-wife Robin Wright.

It is thought the actor’s knowledge of children is another reason Charlize is so smitten with him.

“Charlize has been single for three years and had been wary of letting anyone into her life, especially since adopting Jackson, but Sean dotes on him,” the source added.

“She’d been happy as a single mother, but having Sean in her life has made her realize just how much Jackson needs a father figure – and she’s happier having a man by her side.”

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