The now-former couple tied the knot in July 2020 after dating for four years.
As we previously reported, the Oscar-winning star Leila George has petitioned for a separation in Los Angeles Superior Court in October of last year, following one year of being hitched from Sean Penn.
They tied the knot in July 2020 in a small ceremony after dating for four years during the stature of the pandemic and affirmed it during the entertainer’s meeting with Seth Meyers on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” a month later.
“There are reports that you recently got married, is this true?” host Meyers asked Penn, inciting him to lift his ring. “We did a COVID wedding. By that I mean it was a county commissioner on Zoom and we were at the house, my two children and her brother. And we did it that way.”
Before Leila, Sean dated Charlize Theron in late 2013 until calling it off in summer 2015. Penn shares daughter Dylan Frances Penn and son Hopper Jack Penn with his second ex-wife, actress Robin Wright and he was also married to Madonna for four years from 1985 until 1989.
Recently, Penn revealed his frustration with the breakup in a recent interview with Hollywood Authentic saying, “I only see [her] on a day-to-day basis now, because I f**ked up the marriage. We were married technically for one year, but for five years, I was a very neglectful guy.”
“I was not a f**king cheat or any of that obvious s**t,” he explained in response to rumors that he was unfaithful. “But I allowed myself to think that my place in so many other things was so important.”
“And that included my place in being totally depressed and driven to alcohol and Ambien at 11 o’clock in the morning, by watching the news, by watching the Trump era, by watching it and just despairing.”
“And as it turns out — this is going to shock you — beautiful, incredibly kind, imaginative, talented young women who get married to a man quite senior to them in years.”
“They don’t actually love it when they get up from their peaceful night’s sleep and their new husband is on the couch, having been up since four, watching all of the crap that’s going on in the world and has decided that 10:30 in the morning is a good time to neck a double vodka tonic and an Ambien and say, ‘Good morning, honey,” he added.
“I’m going to pass out for a few hours and get away from all this s**t. As it turns out, women as described, they don’t love that.”
Reactions to Sean Penn And Leila George's Divorce Has Been Finalized
So the marriage between the 61yr old and the 30yr old didn’t work out? I for one am shocked 😳— Todd (@U3O8man) April 22, 2022