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Charlize ‘stopped responding to Sean’

Published 19/06/2015

Charlize Theron and Sean Penn
Charlize Theron and Sean Penn

Charlize Theron “iced out” Sean Penn by refusing to answer his phone calls or text messages before their split, it has been reported.

The 39-year-old actress was alleged to have called time on her nearly two-year relationship with Sean, 54, earlier this month.

And now sources close to Sean have claimed that Charlize made her unhappiness towards her beau clear to him by refusing to respond to his contact attempts during their time at the Cannes Film Festival.

"Charlize wasn't responding to his calls and texts," the source told Us Weekly. "She just cut it off."

However, despite Charlize’s decision to stop responding to Sean, sources at the hotel the pair stayed at in Cannes said they had seemed more in love than ever.

"Sean and Charlize looked very happy together while at the Hotel Du Cap, with no signs of tension or a breakup,” the source said.

Charlize and Sean, who have been friends for 18 years, were alleged to have got engaged last December following a trip to Paris.

But it was said to be the trip to Cannes that made Charlize realise she didn’t want to wed Sean.

Sean has been married twice before – to Madonna from 1985 to 1989 and to Robin Wright from 1996 to 2010.

And in an interview with Britain’s Esquire magazine in March, Sean admitted he hadn’t ruled out the prospect of tying the knot for a third time with Charlize.

"You say I've been married twice before, but I’ve been married under circumstances where I was less informed than I am today,” he said. "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."

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