Theron, 39, turned the relationship off on a dime after she realized that Penn would be a bad influence on her adopted son Jackson, who is now three years old.
Penn’s explosive temper is well known. He’s had numerous run-ins with fans and the paparazzi over the years. In one highly publicized incident in 2013, Penn roughed up a fan merely for taking a photo of him as he passed through a hotel lobby, a very the public space.
Someone else in the lobby began videoing the incident, without Penn the wiser, and came away with a far more compelling souvenir. Penn could be seen grabbing the man’s phone and throwing to the ground.
“Do we look like f**king zoo animals? I’ll make you eat the phone … get the fu*k out of here!!” he screamed at the fan.
Penn and Theron were together for roughly a year and a half. For most of that time, Penn was on his best behavior, according to a source. But he apparently could only contain himself for so long.
The blow up reportedly came at the Cannes Film Festival. Although the exact nature of the incident is unknown, it must have snapped Theron back to reality and made her realized life with Sean would be no picnic.
The Oscar winning actress reportedly abruptly called off their engagement after spending time at the Festival, according to USWeekly.
Since then, both have been spotted at events without each other. Theron attended the Critic’s Choice Awards on May 31 solo and is now reportedly in London, where she’s filming her new movie “The Huntsman.”
Penn was reportedly seen alone in Brentwood on Tuesday (June 16), according to tabloid reports.
Their relationship may have been on-again, off-again for weeks before finally ending. They were living apart earlier this month, according to People. Penn also reportedly took his Malibu beach home off the market recently.
“Charlize wasn’t responding to his calls and texts,” the source tells USWeekly. “She just cut it off.”
There’s every chance they could reunite– whether they like it or not. Penn directed Theron in her new movie “The Last Face” and she may be forced to promote it with him.
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