Sean Penn, 61, finalizes divorce from Leila George, 30, after admitting that he regretted his behavior and ‘f***ed up’ their marriage
Sean Penn and his estranged wife Leila George are officially divorced after just over a year of marriage.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, a Los Angeles judge finalized the 61-year-old actor and the 30-year-old Australian actress’s divorce on Friday.
The two-time Academy Award winner and the daughter of actor Vincent D’Onofrio dated for four years before tying the knot in July 2020.
Officially over: Sean Penn and his estranged wife Leila George are officially divorced after just over a year of marriage. Seen in 2021
Last October, the Animal Kingdom star filed for divorce from the Mystic River performer.
The former couple, who do not share any children together, first began dating in 2016.
In a recent interview with Hollywood Authentic , Penn expressed that he isn’t happy about the split.
Split: According to court documents obtained by TMZ, a Los Angeles judge finalized the 61-year-old actor and the 30-year-old Australian actress’s divorce on Friday. Seen in March 2022
The Gaslit star opened up about his relationship with George, and his continued charitable work in Ukraine.
Penn was honest about their relationship issues going as far as saying he ‘f—-d up the marriage’ because he was ‘very neglectful.’
‘There’s a woman who I’m so in love with, Leila George, who I only see on a day-to-day basis now, because I f—ed up the marriage,’ the Mystic River star said. ‘We were married technically for one year, but for five years, I was a very neglectful guy.’
Still loving: In a recent interview with Hollywood Authentic , Penn expressed that he isn’t happy about the split. Pictured in 2021
He made it clear he never cheated or ‘any of that obvious sh*t’ but he ‘allowed myself to think that my place in so many other things was so important, and that included my place in being totally depressed and driven to alcohol and Ambien at 11 o’clock in the morning, by watching the news, by watching the Trump era, by watching it and just despairing.’
He heaped a lot of praise on his ex while also giving an inside look at the problems that plagued him during their relationship.
‘And as it turns out — this is going to shock you — beautiful, incredibly kind, imaginative, talented young women who get married to a man quite senior to them in years, they don’t actually love it when they get up from their peaceful night’s sleep and their new husband is on the couch, having been up since 4, watching all of the crap that’s going on in the world and has decided that 10:30 in the morning is a good time to neck a double vodka tonic and an Ambien and say, ‘Good morning, honey. I’m going to pass out for a few hours and get away from all this sh*t,’ he told the outlet.
Taking the blame: Penn was very honest about their relationship issues going as far as saying he ‘f—-d up the marriage’ because he was ‘very neglectful’ (pictured 2020)
Not a cheater: He made it clear he never cheated, but he ‘allowed myself to think that my place in so many other things was so important (pictured 2020)
Penn went on to say that he ‘doesn’t know’ what the future will hold for him and George, but he said he’s worked on what he sees as the problems with himself during their relationship.
‘Now, when I wash the dishes, I don’t answer my phone,’ he explained. ‘If I’m with my wife for a day, I don’t have my phone on, even though I’m juggling a lot of things.
‘I don’t juggle them better by taking more calls. I can have my phone off and not watch the news for 12 hours now.
Age gap: George is more than 30 years Penn’s junior. She celebrated her 30th birthday on March 20 while the Fast Times at Ridgemont High star turns 62 in August (pictured 2020)
Familiar territory: Penn’s split from George is the third time Penn has been through a divorce
‘And even when I’m stressed, I’m never stressed the way I used to be. Because we’ve all had our heart broken at some point. ‘
Despite all this, the Milk said he still needs vodka and Ambien to sleep though he reiterated that he’s no longer uses them ‘to hide from the world now like I used to.’
The acclaimed actor and director submitted a ‘settlement package to the L.A. County Courts’ on March 17, according to The Blast.
It’s unclear who received what in the split, but the couple did have an iron-clad prenuptial agreement that laid out specifics of their finances if they were to break-up.
His split from George is the third time Penn has been through a divorce. He was previously married to Madonna from 1985 to 1989 and to The Princess Bride star Robin Wright from 1996 to 2010.
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