Sean Penn actress Leila George files for divorce after one year of marriage – .

Sean Penn actress Leila George files for divorce after one year of marriage – .

Sean Penn and Leila George

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Sean Penn’s wife, Australian actress Leila George, has filed for divorce after just over a year of marriage.

George, 29, filed the dissolution in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, PEOPLE confirms.

Representatives for Penn and George did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Penn, 61, and George tied the knot in July 2020, in an intimate ceremony with only a few loved ones in attendance. Rumors of their nuptials began to circulate when they were spotted wearing gold rings. Their friends then began to congratulate them on Instagram before Penn confirmed the news.

“We had a COVID marriage. By that I mean he was a county commissioner on Zoom and we were at home, my two kids and his brother. And we did it that way, ”the actor said on Late night with Seth Meyers a month later.

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Although Penn and George have been romantically linked since 2016, a friend of the actress told PEOPLE in August after their nuptials that the couple had reunited earlier in 2020 after a period of intermittence.

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“They got together and then they broke up, and Sean won her back,” the source said. “He realized he had made a mistake and when he felt he was in danger of losing it, he worked hard to get it back. “

The insider added that the time spent in isolation together during the pandemic has helped to strengthen their bond. Penn and George even embarked on humanitarian efforts throughout the public health crisis, including helping set up testing sites in Los Angeles.

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“They got back together during COVID and became very close and got engaged a few months ago, when they were in their early forties,” the source explained.

Penn separated from Charlize Theron in June 2015. He was previously married to Robin Wright from 1996 to 2010, and Madonna from 1985 to 1989.

The actor has two children from his marriage to Wright: his daughter Dylan, 28, and Hopper.

TMZ was the first to break the news of Penn and George’s split.


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