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Divorced Sean Penn has birthday in Dublin

Hollywood star Sean Penn is marking two milestones in Dublin — his divorce to wife Robin and his 50th birthday.

The Oscar winner has spent the past few days in an exclusive hotel in the city as he gears up to begin filming on new flick This Must Be The Place.

It was confirmed this week that the American is now officially divorced from actress Robin Wright, with a judgment ending their 14-year marriage at the end of last month.

The pair had been involved in an on/off relationship with Wright filing for divorce last August, the third time the couple petitioned to either separate or divorce. They will share custody of their 16-year-old son Hopper. They also have a 19-year-old daughter, Dylan.

Meanwhile, double Oscar-winner Penn will also celebrate his 50th birthday in Dublin on August 17. A source has said he is lapping up Irish culture after booking into a top hotel on the southside, which is close to all the major attractions.

“He's here to work and takes every project very seriously, but he's also hoping to have a bit of free time to go to some museums or galleries while he's here,” said an insider.

“He's also looking to mark his 50th birthday in a unique way while he's here in Ireland.”

Filming on his new movie will start on August 16. Co-stars include fellow Academy Award-winner Frances McDormand.

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