Scarlett Johansson & Sean Penn Take Their Love Affair Public


Altho the cat has been out of the bag for a few weeks now, it would seem that new lovebirds Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn are finally ready to go public with their love. You may recall that we learned back in March that the couple started “hanging out” together for cozy lunch dates … then came the late night dinner dates, then came the couple’s appearance together at the wedding of Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth in late March. Thru it all, the couple have were never photographed together … until now. Scarlett and Sean attended the White House Correspondent’s Dinner in Washington DC last night and were spotted in each other’s close company afterward. Hand in hand, Scarlett and Sean left the soirée looking very much “together”.

There’s been a spate of denials about Scarlett Johansson’s relationship with Sean Penn, ever since rumours first surfaced that they were more than just friends. So the Hollywood stars are going to have to come up with an ingenious explanation about these new photos. As they left a politically-charged event in Washington D.C. Scarlett, 26, and Sean, 50, stroll casually through the grounds of the president’s home holding hands – the actress wrapped up in his suit jacket. The kind of behaviour that bears all the hallmarks of a normal, loving relationship, and not a regular platonic friendship. It’s not the first time the couple have been pictured displaying more intimate interaction with one another than a typical pair of friends. In early March they were pictured enjoying a cosy lunch together at a restaurant in Los Angeles. Scarlett had removed her shoes and placed her feet on Penn’s lap, while they ate together at the Versailles restaurant. Later that month it was also reported that they had gone away on a romantic trip to Mexico, where they were again seen displaying unusually affectionate body language. But the denial has been stringent from the start. In February a spokesperson for Miss Johansson simply stated: ‘Scarlett and Sean are not dating – they have been friends for years. Nothing more, nothing less.

Oh yeah, they are SO together. The initial denial came in February, a month before the couple were first spotted together in public … so technically, I guess it could’ve been true that they were not “together” back then. It’s been a few months since then, and we’ve got hand-holding. My guess is that the couple are trying to keep things as quite as possible because Scarlett *just* filed for divorce from soon-to-be ex-hubby Ryan Reynolds in December … but, it’s not secret that Sean Penn is a fiercely private man. I don’t expect that we’ll hear any official confirmation that the couple are together together but … these photos are pretty much all I need. Could they be in it for the long haul? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Something they make an odd couple but I can see how this relationship might work. Who knows, stranger things have happened. So what do y’all think? Do you think these two are really together together after seeing these photos?

[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]

  • Smoo

    To go from Ryan to that…DOWNGRADE!

    • Leah

      I could not agree more!

    • brittany

      I agree. Sean Penn makes me gag.

  • ella

    yep. but this is too weird for me. i’m around her age and i just don’t get how she can date a 50 year old.

    • Vicky

      I don’t think it’s as much about his age as his creepiness factor that makes this so… ugh. To me Sean Penn seems like a gigantic creep.

  • Liz

    She likes older man. Ryan wasn’t old enough for her. :)

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  • Felicia

    How is this a downgrade? If you are thinking in terms of looks… that’s about the only downgrade… Sean’s not a charmer, he’s an actor and a good one at that. On top of that, he gives a lot of his time to political and social activism… How is that a downgrade?

    • Alex

      He is just like Bono in his ‘make everybody feel guilty and make myself look super good’ with his BS charity attempts. If these celebrities were actually sincere in their want to help people they wouldnt need to go bragging to the world about the day they spend working at the soup kitchen. Donate money anonymously and save us your crap! And it is nothing to do with ‘raising awareness’ either!

    • apriljan

      Sean Penn doesn’t make announcements about the countries/people he’s about to help. He just goes out and does it, period. The only time he makes an announcement for contributions is when he’s already BEEN there, surveying and helping with the devastation. Honestly, there’s no better way to spread the word than using celebrity status, so why not? And maybe this is narcissistic of me to say, but if I donated a lot of money to any organization, I would want to be recognized for it. The difference between me and Sean Penn is that he doesn’t give a rats ass if he gets recognized or not for his efforts.

      Besides, everyone should see this is an opportunity: RYAN REYNOLDS IS BACK ON THE MARKET! That hot Canadian can definitely fall in love with someone else, and it could be you. So instead of complaining about ScarJo downgrading, you should be celebrating that she’s not with Sean Penn!

    • apriljan

      excuse me, that she’s NOW with Sean Penn

  • chrissy

    George Clooney turns 50 this year, I believe. Now would you be capable of dating a 50-year-old…? ;)

    • brittany

      But George Clooney is super attractive and obviously showers plus theres no creepy guy factor with him. I am not so sure about Sean Penn…

  • sals

    oh wells, ryan can do much better than her anyway!

  • Amanda

    I personally adore them together. He is a brilliant and respectable man, good for her.

  • Mindy

    I have lost all respect for her now. She must be a kook.

  • helen

    have you SEEN Ryan?…
    I just don’t get this…
    I just… No…

  • Ingrid

    I like Ryan but he looks like a Ken

  • Yucky yucky yucky!

  • Luke

    I think our gorgeous, darling Scarlett has gone a bit down hill. Unless she intends to marry him before bunking him off, I don’t see how it’d work! Look at it this way, the sex must be gross. Especially knowing that he was more than likely having sex before she was born!

  • jessica

    Didn’t he beat up Madonna?