Scarlett Johansson & Her Steamy Fling With MUCH Older Man


Sean Penn Scarlett Johansson

Look who's having a fling!

Rumor has it that Scarlett Johansson, 26, is having a little fling with actor Sean Penn, 50. Oh wow, this is so incredibly wrong, it's right.

I totally get it, ScarJo. Sean Penn is hot to trot! He's smart, good looking, an amazing actor, a political activist, and a philanthropist to boot. That's pretty steamy. Add on that he's an older man and hubba hubba. Scarlett probably near exploded after being married to the supremely dull Ryan Reynolds for all that time and then having a single conversation with the intense and intelligent Mr. Penn. She probably didn't know what hit her.

But what's Sean Penn getting out of the fling -- well, besides the obvious and gorgeous thing?

Scarlett is young and beautiful. I get that. I'm not that dumb. However, how long can you sustain a relationship on gorgeous -- although she does seem a little intense herself. Maybe that helps. Or maybe there's not a whole lot of talking even going on. Who cares? These are the things the best flings are made of -- bad timing, unexplained attraction, and sheer intensity.

Is it getting warm in here or is it me?

Scarlett Johansson announced her split from husband Ryan Reynolds in mid-December, and Sean Penn split from Robin Wright, his wife of 14 years, back in August. A source tells Us Weekly that Sean and Scarlett started a fling in early January when she was staying at L.A.'s Chateau Marmont while filming We Bought a Zoo. The US Weekly source says:

Their first hook-up was in Scarlett's Bungalow. Scarlett first reached out to Sean when she was planning to visit Haiti with Oxfam. She knew Sean was living there in a tent and turned to him for advice. Scarlett's smitten with him.

Oh boy! I bet she is. I sure hope Scarlett's not headed for heartbreak and that the fling thing works out well for them both. I have to admit, it's pretty dang hot when you think about it.

What do you think of Sean Penn dating Scarlett Johansson? So what, they're adults? Or just wrong?


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nonmember avatar Jen

I think they are adults and can do what they want. I don't think it's sexy or hot or steamy though. He has problems and she just bailed on a marriage. Classy on both parts.

bwill626 bwill626

Who cares? They are consenting adults. To judge either one of them when you don't know them personally seems a little tacky.

hotic... hoticedcoffee

Well, she traded WAY DOWN, but hey, if he floats her boat, go for it. 

nonmember avatar Watersisland

Neither one is cheating...and both are old enought to know what they're doing. Why not! They can both afford to have such a fling in their lives; it will probably prove to be very beneficial,AND, who knows, it MAY lead to "happy ever after". Many very younger women have had VERY successful relationships/marriages with significantly older and MATURE men.

Robyn Lamson Hutchison

Personally, I don't see what all the fuss is about. What isn't fair is when SHE is older than he is... suddenly she's a cougar... but when HE is older, he's just considered lucky. Way back in my time, they were considered "cradle robbers," but apparently that term has been antiquated. Go figure! Who cares if one is older than the other? As long as they can communicate well, isn't that all that really matters? I think so!

nonmember avatar The Baron

Scarlett told one of her GFs that when Sean reads the Communist Manifesto to her in bed, he makes it sound like poetry. But she said it was his Hugo Chavez impersonation that really won her over.

Kersten Kersten

@Robyn Lamson Hutchison - But "cradle robber" is inherently always insulting (and disgusting imo) when describing an older man dating a younger adult woman.  But "cougar" isn't usually considered an insult, from what I've seen.

I don't think there's anything wrong with it- in fact, the age difference is about exactly the same between me and my fiance.

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