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?