The actress, who left fans outraged after finding out she was seeing Hollywood proclaimed “bad boy,” has commented on her love life, trying to make people understand why and how the two got together.
Though, in reality, she doesn’t need to explain herself to anyone.
The 38-year Oscar-winner tells VOGUE that Penn happened to come into her life right around the time she was searching for love, admitting that she was single for such a long time that she didn’t care about the fact that she wasn’t in a relationship.
Charlize says the reason why she wanted to stay single for a couple of years was down to her son, Jackson, who completely turned her life upside down — but in a good way.
“I don’t know how you have a healthy relationship with the whole world knowing about it. Look, we’re dating, and I don’t think we were trying to hide anything,” she tells the outlet.
“We were photographed; the relationship was kind of written about. I recently did a daylong press junket, which I hadn’t done in forever, and it’s a harsh reminder that whatever people try to hide a press junket behind, it’s really a roundabout way of getting at as much private sh*t as they can.”
Admitting that she wasn’t into relationships at one point, she says: “What I will say is, I was single for a really long time. I was enjoying mommyhood.”
“You just naturally become kind of selfish about your time, and all of it is dedicated to this little thing, whether he needs it or not. And then they get into more of a schedule and you start to think, Wow, wait a second. There’s this passionate creature in me.”
“I know so well what I want to fit in my life. And the simple answer to that is: Unless he can make my life better? My life is really pretty f*cking good.”
Charlize isn’t a Kardashian. In other words, she’s not stupid. If she feels that Sean Penn is the right man for her, then why not at least try and make the romance work for as long as it can instead of not trying at all.
The two have been together for seven months and there were even reports about a possible engagement by the end of the year — things are moving fast with Charlize and Sean, but the fact that she’s so in love with him shows how much she believes he’s the one.
Let’s hope so.