Skip to main contentSkip to footer

Sean Penn responds to reports he is engaged to Charlize Theron

reese husband
15 January 2015
Share this:

Some big names turned out to show their support for Sean Penn's fourth annual Help Haiti Home Gala in LA, including his actress girlfriend Charlize Theron. The Hollywood couple walked the red carpet hand-in-hand as they arrived for the star-studded event - but Sean tried to remain coy when he was quizzed about their romance. The actor was asked by Extra's Jerry Penacoli whether it was true he had proposed to Charlize over the holidays. "I can't even say things out loud," Sean replied. "I just hate looking at people on television talking about their relationships."

sean charlize © Photo: Getty Images

Jerry then commented on how happy the star looked. Smiling, the 54-year-old said, "I can't imagine why!"

She and I have been very, very long-time friends. We hit a speed bump and must have lost our minds, so here we are ," he said.

Sean and Charlize made their first public appearance together as a couple at his Haiti gala last year.

sean bill © Photo: Getty Images

Guests at this year's event included Reese Witherspoon, Salma Hayek, President Bill Clinton, new parents Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis and Chris Martin , who gave a solo performance on the night. "Thankfully the rest of the band won't see what I'm wrecking," the singer laughed, before playing live acoustic versions of Coldplay tracks Magic and That Was When I Ruled The World. Chris also donated a private concert to the gala's live auction, which went for $400,000.

charlize resse salma © Photo: Getty Images

The Red Hot Chilli Peppers closed the event, which raised  $6million for Sean's J/P Haitian Relief Organisation. The charity has supported Haiti since the devastating earthquake there in 2010.

"I really respect that he's stayed with it these years," Salma told reporters ahead of the event. "Whenever there's a disaster, it takes a long time to rebuild. He was the first one there. And he stayed with a level of such passion."

Sign up to HELLO Daily! for the best royal, celebrity and lifestyle coverage

By entering your details, you are agreeing to HELLO! Magazine User Data Protection Policy. You can unsubscribe at any time. For more information, please click here.

More Celebrity News

See more