New year, new man. Charlize Theron and Sean Penn appear to be the newest pair in Hollywood, rumors of which began to circulate following their holiday getaway in Hawaii.
The 38-year-old actress rang in 2014 with the 53-year-old, staying at the actor’s beachfront home on the island of Oahu.
The two neither confirmed nor denied anything to the press, and they definitely didn’t speak to paparazzi who shoved cameras in their faces after the two disembarked from the same flight from Honolulu to LAX, but they haven’t exactly been laying low since.
Days later the two grabbed a cup of coffee together in Malibu at a local Starbucks. Sean was even driving Charlize’s Lexus, so there’s obviously some established trust between the two. The evidence of a possible romance is adding up right in front of everyone.
According to a source close to the Oscar-winning actress, the match isn’t a surprise at all.
“Charlize and Sean have been friends for years,” a source told People. “They have been spotted out together several times in the past few years. Even when Charlize was dating Stuart [Townsend]. They both had dinner with Sean several times.”