Amber Heard, who just went through an allegedly abusive marriage to Johnny Depp, has been spotted at, what the tabloids are calling, a “flirty dinner” with Sean Penn, who’s known for a hair-trigger temper and brutish behavior.
After Heard filed for divorce from her husband-of-15-months, she claimed she was physically abused. She produced photos of a bruised face to back it up.
Depp had allegedly smashed his iPhone into her face on the night of May 21, 2016. Heard filed for divorce shortly afterward.
You’d think she’d had her fill of men with abusive reputations. But the 31-year-old actress and the 57-year-old actor enjoyed a late night date at the Sunset Tower Hotel’s Tower Bar over Oscars weekend.
“Amber Heard and Sean Penn looked like they were on a date. They shared a bottle of red wine and were flirty and intimate with each other, at times in deep conversation and at times laughing,” a source told The New York Post’s Page Six.
It must have been a little awkward. Heard’s ex-boyfriend, Tesla mogul Elon Musk, was also knocking about. But they apparently kept their distance, according to reports.
Amber and Elon started dating in 2016 and split in August 2017, before reconciling in December and splitting again recently.
“Amber showed up in the same dress she wore to the WME party for her date with Sean. She looked beautiful and seemed happy, even if she may have avoided a run-in with Elon earlier in the night,” the Page Six source said.
Penn, infamously, was arrested and charged with felony domestic assault in 1987 for allegedly smacking then-wife Madonna over the head with a bat.
He eventually pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. The split not long after.
Penn was also arrested for attempted murder for hanging a paparazzo over his ninth-floor hotel room balcony while filming “Shanghai Surprise” in Macau.
Penn has always denied abusing women. He filed a $10 million lawsuit two years ago against “Empire” creator Lee Daniels, who dissed Penn for his alleged behavior.
The actor went ballistic on a fan who tried to take his photo in a hotel lobby and ended up breaking his camera. Someone else in the lobby began taping the whole thing, without Penn the wiser, and came away with a far more compelling souvenir.
“Do we look like f**king zoo animals? I’ll make you eat the phone … get the fu*k out of here!!” he shouted.
Penn dated Charlize Theron for about a year, starting in 2014 and abruptly ending a year later.
“We were in a relationship and then it didn’t work anymore. And we both decided to separate. That’s it,” Theron said afterward.
Lately, Penn has been deeply involved in Haitian relief efforts.
Heard obviously has a thing for bad boys, or maybe it’s some derivation of the “lost puppy syndrome.” It remains to be seen whether she’ll be adding more photos to her collection.