Actor Sean Penn’s split from wife Robin Wright came at a price; the 44-year-old actress got half of his fortune, Penn disclosed in a new interview. Somehow it seems fitting; it was the fourth time the couple had filed to end their 14-year marriage.
Although the original divorce decree and settlement were confidential, Penn let slip in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter that he had to give Wright half of the familial assets. They share custody of their two children.
‘I had just got taken for one half of everything I had in the divorce, so it’s not like I don’t have to work,” he said.
Penn’s net worth has been variously estimated to be between $120 million and $150 million.
Wright more than likely earned it her share.
Penn was coming off his stormy marriage to pop queen Madonna, whom he married in 1985 and divorced in 1989, but not before racking up one felony domestic assault charge.
Penn and Wright started dating in 1989 and had a child out of wedlock, daughter, Dylan Frances, in 1991. Their son Hopper Jack Penn, was born in 1993.
At the time, Wright’s career was soaring with star turns in 1987’s “The Princess Bride” and 1994’s “Forrest Gump.”
They were finally married in 1996 and Wright trimmed back her film career to focus on their family.
But the relationship began to deteriorate in the early 2000s. The couple filed for divorce in 2007 and spent four months apart before reconciling.
They filed for divorce more three times in 2009.
Then in August 2009, Wright filed for divorce a final time and said she had no plans to reconcile. The decree was final last July. Since then, Wright has tried to restart her movie career.
Penn said the divorce was harder to take that witnessing the devastation in earthquake-racked Haiti.
“A much more profound change in life for me personally was not being able to raise my son in a whole family through high school,” he said.