Forget about those other two marriages to Madonna and Robin Wright, because the only wedding Sean Penn cares about is with Charlize Theron — that is, if they really are getting married. In an interview with Esquire UK, Penn opened up about his first two marriages, his new romance with Theron, and how it's never too late to fall in love, which is something he's actually "surprised" about. Seeing as Penn and Theron are reportedly getting married, it's easy to assume that this whole love thing comes easy to Penn, but, guess again. As he told Esquire,
Yes, I’d get married again. You say I’ve been married twice before but I’ve been married under circumstances where I was less informed than I am today, so I wouldn’t even consider it a third marriage, I’d consider it a first marriage on its own terms if I got married again. I mean, I like the tradition. A friend of mine wrote a line, “Without tradition, new things die.” And I don’t want new things to die.
Even if he doesn't really count his first two marriages and seems ready to tie the knot, Penn wasn't sure if he'd ever find true love. He said,
Yeah, I’m surprised to be in love. Lot of reasons. I’m self-proclaimed bad at mathematics but I can do two plus two: 53 years old plus finally beginning to figure out why you haven’t been happy in a single relationship? It could seem too late. But to run into somebody now who you care about is a much more passionate, deeper, truer and — God! — a much happier feeling. It’s a lot more romantic and a lot more fulfilling to be in a relationship and to think you’re a good person within it.
Basically, Penn's saying it's never too late to fall in love or find someone to be happy with. For those who want to find love, whether that includes marriage or not, just take Penn's advice and realize it will happen when it happens. Plus, when it does it will be that much better and more fulfilling.