Well that’s one way to let him know! Charlize Theron stopped answering her phone during Cannes Film Festival anytime fiancé Sean Penn rang her, according to a new report. Now, the two have split up, and it looks like it’s for good.
Though Charlize Theron, 39, and Sean Penn, 54, seemed happy as could be while attending the Cannes Film Festival back in May, there was trouble brewing behind the scenes. Despite the ex-couple’s sunny exterior, they were secretly butting heads, prompting Charlize to stop speaking to Sean altogether during the film fest. What?
So what’s up Charlize? The Mad Max: Fury Road star abruptly ended contact with her former fiancé while they were attending Cannes together, according to a source close to Sean who spoke to US Weekly. “Charlize wasn’t responding to his calls and texts,” the source said. “She just cut it off.” Yikes! It will be interesting to hear what happened at Cannes, as the couple seemed happy and in love for the majority of the film fest. They were staying close together, taking in all the annual event had to offer. Was he secretly being a bad boy? “Sean and Charlize looked very happy together while at the Hotel Du Cap with no signs of tension or a breakup,” a second eyewitness tells the magazine. Clearly, something happened at Cannes that made Charlize so upset that she wouldn’t even talk to him! Charlize ended things ultimately because she realized they’re on two different wavelengths: Sean is so serious and can’t tear himself away from his work, while Charlize felt she needed to get out of his “intense atmosphere,” according to an insider who spoke to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Sean’s History Of Failed Relationships
Sean doesn’t have the greatest reputation when it comes to maintaining healthy relationships with women: see his previous marriages to Madonna and Robin Wright for reference. But Sean and Charlize only just got engaged in December 2014 (secretly) after dating for a year, and being close friends for years before that. They seemed to have a solid foundation! While just refusing to answer someone’s calls is pretty harsh, maybe it helped Charlize realize taking a break from her relationship was what she needed to be happier.
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— Samantha Wilson