LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) — Sean Penn went public with new girlfriend Leila George on Thursday.
The 56-year-old actor made his red carpet debut with George, the 24-year-old daughter of Daredevil star Vincent D’Onofrio, at his Film Independent at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Penn and George were all smiles as they posed for photos at the event. The actor dressed casually in a denim shirt and khaki shorts, while George wore a black dress with sheer panels and a red wig.
The Gunman star and George were first linked after they were spotted making out Oct. 1 in Hawaii. George had posted a photo of herself working with Penn the weekend previous.
“In the studio today recording the audiobook of Pappy Pariah’s men-noir ‘Bob Honey: Who Just Do Stuff’ for @audible_com,” she captioned the picture.
A photo posted by leila george (@leilageorge) on Sep 25, 2016 at 2:08pm PDT
Penn split from actress Charlize Theron in the summer of 2015 after more than a year of dating. The 41-year-old Huntsman: Winter’s War star later denied she had ghosted, or abruptly cut off communication with Penn.
“There is this need to sensationalize things,” she told the Wall Street Journal in March. “When you leave a relationship there has to be some [expletive] crazy story or some crazy drama.”
“We were in a relationship and then it didn’t work anymore,” the actress said. “And then we both decided to separate. That’s it.”