This just in: Sean Penn is a very lucky man.
The veteran actor is dating Charlize Theron, one of the most beautiful women in
Hollywood the world the cover gal for the latest issue of Vogue.
"I was single for a really long time. I was enjoying mommyhood," Theron tells the magazine of life with son Jackson, 2, who she adopted in 2012. "You just naturally become kind of selfish about your time, and all of it is dedicated to this little thing, whether he needs it or not."
So, what happened from there?
As her child grew, Theron remembered there’s "this passionate creature" inside her and she was willing to share it… with the right person.
"I know so well what I want to fit in my life," she said. "And the simple answer to that is: Unless he can make my life better? My life is really pretty f--king good."
"A friend kind of stepped into that [romantic] role, and I really didn't see it coming,” Theron said of Penn, who she has known for 18 years and who has previously been with Robin Wright and Madonna, plus Scarlett Johansson.
"We had to think about it," the actress continued. "But at the end of the day, it was somewhat effortless. It just kind of naturally happened, and before I knew it, I was in something that was making my life better."