Are Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn not only dating, but getting serious? According to reports, yes, after a short-but-romantic vacation getaway to Mexico.
"She thinks Sean is amazing," says a friend of ScarJo's to PopEater.
"Sure, he's an incredible actor, but there's depth. He's an amazing human being who cares about politics and the world. If she didn't have to return to work she would still be with him. She doesn't care about the age difference."
In fact, sources say Penn's age and maturity is what appeals to her.
Sources say after being married to someone "as childish as Ryan," it's nice to be with someone mature. Wow, that's quite a diss of Ryan Reynolds.
The pair were first spotted together four weeks ago at a party in L.A. celebrating Black Swan, and later seen eating together in public pre-vacation.
Both camps are mum on the budding courtship, but there are fresh reports that they planning might be a trip to Haiti together later this spring.
Penn's passion for humanitarian causes is another selling point.
"He's exactly the kind of guy she wants," the friend says. "They talk every day and can't wait until she has a break so she can run away with him."