Sean Penn is obviously still recovering from his divorce with ex-wife Robin Wright after three years. He calls it a fraud in the new issue of Esquire.
The Gangster Squad actor opens up his struggle to understand the concept of marriage, especially after going through two heartbreaking splits.
Penn was also married to Madonna from 1985-1989.
“There is no shame in saying that we all want to be loved by someone," he reveals.
"As I look back over my life in romance, I don’t feel I’ve ever had that. I have been the only one that was unaware of the fraud in a few of these circumstances blindly."
Penn says he didn't know truth about his relationship, presumably with Wright, until it was over.
"When you get divorced, all the truths that come out, you sit there and you go, 'What the f**k was I doing? What was I doing believing that this person was invested?'"
"Which is a fantastically strong humiliation in the best sense. It can make somebody very bitter and very hard and closed off, but I find it does the opposite to me.”
That's ... good at least?