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Sean Penn’s wife and Australian actress Leila George have filed for divorce more than a year after they were married.
People confirm that 29-year-old George filed the dissolution in the Los Angeles Supreme Court on Friday.
Delegates for Penn and George did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Penn and George, 61, were married in July 2020 at a close-knit wedding with only a handful of close friends. Rumors of their marriage began to spread when they saw them wearing gold rings. Before Penn confirmed the news, their friends later started congratulating them via Instagram.
“We did a COVID wedding. That means I’m a state commissioner of magnification and we were at home, my two kids and her brother. We did it,” the actor said. Nightfall with Seth Meyers A month later.
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Although Penn and George have been dating since 2016, a friend of the actress told people in August that the couple reunited earlier in 2020 after their marriage.
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“They got together and then they broke up and Sean won her back,” the source said. “He realized he had done something wrong, and when she felt she could lose it, he worked hard to get her back.”
The time of self-isolation together during the epidemic helped strengthen their relationship, the insider said. Penn and George began humanitarian efforts with each other during the public health crisis, including helping to set up testing facilities in Los Angeles.
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“During the Kovid period, they reunited and became very close a few months before the quarantine,” the sources explained.
Penn split from Charles Theron in June 2015. He was previously married to Robin Wright from 1996 to 2010, and Madonna from 1985 to 1989.
From his marriage to Wright, the actor has two children: 28-year-old daughter Dylan and Hopper.
News of the split between Penn and George was first reported to the TMS.