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Sean Penn makes red carpet debut with new girlfriend

Published 07/10/2016

Sean Penn
Sean Penn

The couple returned from Hawaii to make its red carpet debut.

Sean Penn was all smiles on Thursday (06Sep16) as he made his red carpet debut with his new girlfriend, actress Leila George.

The Milk star, 56, was revealed to be dating Vincent D'Onofrio's 24-year-old daughter Leila after they were photographed kissing on vacation in Hawaii on Wednesday (05Oct16), and hours after the news hit headlines, the new couple stepped out hand in hand in Los Angeles.

Leila accompanied Sean to a special LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) event held in his honour, titled An Evening with Sean Penn, during which the actor took part in a discussion of his work as part of the Film Independent talk series.

The pair happily posed for photos on the red carpet with film critic Elvis Mitchell, with the Oscar winner dressed casually in a blue denim shirt and jeans, while blonde Leila, who wore a black dress with sheer panelling, completed her outfit with a bright red wig.

Leila didn't just attend as Sean's date for the night - she also took part in a reading at the event.

She had previously teased her involvement in a Twitter post in September (16), when she wrote, "I'll be doing a tiny bit of reading October 6th @LACMA come check out An Evening with Sean Penn."

She also hinted at her relationship with Penn, who is just one year younger than her father, in an Instagram photo uploaded last week (ends30Sep16), when she was pictured in a recording studio with the Hollywood veteran.

Leila made no mention of Penn in the snap's caption, as she added, "In the studio today recording the audiobook of Pappy Pariah's men-noir 'Bob Honey: Who Just Do Stuff' for @audible_com."

Penn previously dated Charlize Theron for 18 months until last summer (15). He also used to be married to Madonna and Robin Wright, the mother of his two children, daughter Dylan Frances, 25, and son Hopper Jack, 23.

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