Oh Sean Penn. What are we going to do with you? On the one hand, he's been a tireless activist on behalf of Haitian earthquake victims. On the other hand, he won't let us forget he's been a tireless activist on behalf of Haitian earthquake victims. And when he talks about his love life, it kind of makes me go stabby. In an interview with Esquire, Sean Penn implied his marriage to Robin Wright was a farce.
There is no shame in my saying that we all want to be loved by someone. As I look back over my life in romance, I don't feel I've ever had that. I have been the only one that was unaware of the fraud in a few of these circumstances blindly.
Shh, what's that I hear? I think ... I think ... it's the smallest violin in the world playing a dirge for Sean Penn's narcissistic little heart.
I mean really. He's NEVER felt loved by anyone? Not his former wife of 14 years? FOURTEEN YEARS! You would really have to love someone to put up with him for 14 years. I remember reading an article about those two as a couple. This was a while ago, before all the cheating rumors, and Sean sounded like a royal pain in the ass. Robin cut him a lot of slack so he could have his man cave/sulking den, ride his motorcycles wherever, whenever, and he never had to answer to anyone, least of all his freakin' wife and partner in parenting. Basically she came across and generous and long-suffering. He came off as self-absorbed, self-indulgent, and childish.
I know it was just one article (but the journalist spent several days with the Wright-Penns and this was a male writer with a total bro-crush on Sean Penn -- the way male journalists slobber over this guy, ugh ugh!). But I've never seen Penn the same way again. And THEN came the cheating rumors, and I wasn't surprised. And THEN came the divorce, and I thought, "Good for Robin!"
It's bad enough he's bad-mouthing his ex-wife in the press -- something no one should do unless their ex happens to be a convicted criminal. But then he goes on to say that because he can't find love (via getting drunk at bars, gee, wonder why that's not working?), he's pouring himself into charity work. Oh good for you, Sean! So you wouldn't have Haiti's back if you didn't have such a lousy love life?
Look, Haitians need all the help they can get. I just hope Sean Penn is more loyal and true to them than he was to Robin.
What do you think about Sean Penn's remarks about his "life in romance"?
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