Exes Charlize Theron and Sean Penn Keep Their Distance at the Cannes Film Festival
Charlize Theron and Sean Penn reunited at the photcall for their new film, The Last Face, at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday. The former couple, who called off their engagement in June 2015 after nearly two years together, kept their distance while posing for photos with Javier Bardem, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Zubin Cooper, and Jean Reno and also managed to avoid standing near each other at the movie's red carpet premiere later that evening (Charlize stars in the film with Javier and Adèle, while Sean is the director). Sean did stick close to his 25-year-old daughter, Dylan Penn, and son 22-year-old Hopper, whom he shares with ex-wife Robin Wright, and he and Charlize eventually shared a sweet hug and kiss at the top of the staircase before heading inside.
Coincidentally, it was at last year's Cannes Film Festival that Charlize first showed off the massive diamond engagement ring that Sean gave her while they walked the red carpet together. In a recent WSJ. interview, Charlize opened up about their breakup, calling it "sensationalized" and adding, "It's just its own beast. We were in a relationship and then it didn't work anymore. And we both decided to separate. That's it."