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Sean Penn would consider marriage to Charlize Theron 'a first marriage on its own terms'

29 January 2015
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Sean Penn has said that if he and Charlize Theron tied the knot then he would treat it like a first marriage. The 54-year-old actor, who has been married twice before, said that despite his previous unions he would approach a new marriage with the benefit of experience. "Yes, I'd get married again," said Sean, when quizzed by Esquire magazine on whether he is considering walking down the aisle with Charlize. "You say I've been married twice before but I've been married under circumstances where I was less informed than I am today.

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Sean said he would treat his marriage to Charlize like a first marriage

"So I wouldn't even consider it a third marriage, I'd consider it a first marriage on its own terms if I got married again." Sean, who was married to Madonna from 1985 to 1989 and to actress Robin Wright from 1996 to 2010, said that he was surprised to find himself "in love" again. "[For] Lot of reasons," he explained. "53 years old, plus finally beginning to figure out why you haven't been happy in a single relationship? It could seem too late."

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Sean has maintained a close friendship with his first wife Madonna

Sean went on to say that he maintains good relationships with both of his former spouses. "I'm very friendly with my first ex-wife," Sean said in reference to Madonna, who he holidayed with in November 2013. "I would say that I'm on extremely good terms with the children I share with my second ex-wife." The Milk star, who has daughter Dylan and son Hopper from his marriage to Robin, has moved into Charlize's LA home which she shares with her son Jackson. Earlier this year reports circulated the Sean had filed papers to adopt three-year-old Jackson.

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Sean was married to Robin Wright for 14 years

"Charlize and Sean are very serious," a source told People. "Charlize says this is it. Jackson already calls Sean daddy. This is the first step towards them getting married." Charlize, however, has remained more reserved on the topic of marriage, telling Vogue: "Let's put it this way: I never had the dream of the white dress..."

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