The star gushes about how ‘effortless’ her romantic relationship is and admits that the couple, (who have been friends for 18 years!), was nervous they would ‘screw’ up their friendship — but she couldn’t be happier!
Charlize Theron looks absolutely sensational on the June 2014 cover of Vogue — and inside the magazine, the 38-year-old shows off her fabulous figure while also getting sporty and chic. While rocking a Marie France Van Damme bikini and then posing on a jet ski, the blonde bombshell looks cool and confident in front of the camera, captured on location in the Florida Keys by famed photog Mario Testino — and inside, she admits that she couldn’t be happier with her boyfriend, Sean Penn.
Charlize Theron & Sean Penn Dating — Interview & Dishes On Dating In ‘Vogue’:
Charlize tells the mag that the basis of her relationship with Sean was a very deep friendship — and she was nervous about losing her friend when they decided to take it from platonic to romantic! “What I guess I am trying to say is: A friend kind of stepped into that role, and I really didn’t see it coming. Sean and I have known each other for eighteen years. We were just really good friends. And it’s been slow going because you are aware that you could screw that up and lose it. We had to think about it. But at the end of the day, it was somewhat effortless. It just kind of naturally happened, and before I knew it, I was in something that was making my life better—the people who really love me can see the effect it has had on me,” she says. “The last time I was dating, I was 24. I was like, ‘Awww, you’re miserable and moody, but I’m just going to forgive that because you’re so cute! Oh, you treat me so badly, but maybe that will change in five years when I have your children!’ ” She goes on to say: “That just doesn’t exist anymore.”
The star’s relationship might have come out of nowhere — and it’s mainly because Charlize was more focused on being a mom. “What I will say is, I was single for a really long time. I was enjoying mommyhood. You just naturally become kind of selfish about your time, and all of it is dedicated to this little thing, whether he needs it or not. And then they get into more of a schedule and you start to think, Wow, wait a second. There’s this passionate creature in me. And going about dating in your late 30s is such a different ball game. I know so well what I want to fit in my life. And the simple answer to that is: Unless he can make my life better? My life is really pretty f*cking good.”
Although the star doesn’t love sharing intimate details about her private life, she did open up about how hard it is to date someone in the spotlight. “I don’t know how you have a healthy relationship with the whole world knowing about it,” she says. “Look, we’re dating, and I don’t think we were trying to hide anything. We were photographed; the relationship was kind of written about. I recently did a daylong press junket, which I hadn’t done in forever, and it’s a harsh reminder that whatever people try to hide a press junket behind, it’s really a roundabout way of getting at as much private shit as they can. It was all about what I like to eat and avoiding questions about Sean or my son.”
What do you think of Charlize’s telling interview? Do you think they make a great couple?
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