Sean Penn & Scarlett JohanssonSoooo, what I thought would be a torrid and lusty but short-lived fling might be getting sort of serious. It appears Scarlett Johansson, 26, and Sean Penn, 50, have made their relationship official -- under the "rules" of Hollywood coupling anyway.
First, there was initial rumor of the hookup shortly after Scarlett's split from husband Ryan Reynolds, followed by a little footsy-playing over lunch, a quick trip to Mexico, and other sightings together. But this weekend, according to PopEater, the usually sneaky couple stepped out together at an exclusively A-Lister venue -- Reese Witherspoon's wedding to Jim Toth. Wedding dates mean serious dates in Hollywood!
So does this mean it's totally ON now?
I've already admitted I get the attraction here -- on both sides. Sean's hot and smart. Scarlett's hot and intense. Together it's so wrong it's right -- and adds up to double sizzling hotness. But serious relationship, I'm not so sure ...
It's a whole different thing to consider these two as a "real" Hollywood couple. I mean, Sean Penn's daughter Dylan (with ex-wife Robin Wright) will be 20 years old next month -- meaning she and Scarlett have a less than six-and-a-half-year age difference and might very well have more in common with one another than Scarlett and Sean. Isn't that weird? Or can it work out just fine?
I guess all that really matters is that everyone is happy -- surely Sean's kids will find it weird no matter who he dates after their mom; however, if ScarJo and Penn are into each other and get along well, then that's great. Maybe these two will stand the test of time. What do I know? That is ... if all that hotness doesn't make both of them spontaneously combust.
What do you think? Is this love affair ripe to be serious or are they kidding themselves?
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