Sean Penn and Leila George officially divorced

Sean Penn and Leila George’s divorce was finalized on Friday.

They will not celebrate their leather wedding. Sean Penn and Leila George’s divorce was finalized on Friday, less than two years after they married, according to documents obtained by TMZ . The 29-year-old Australian actress, whom the 61-year-old director met in the summer of 2016, filed for divorce last fall. The couple had already separated before reuniting and getting married in July 2020, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. “Sean realized he had made a mistake and when he realized he could lose her, he worked hard to win her back,” an insider told “People shortly after the nuptials. “They got back together during Covid and got really close,” the source said. “We had a Covid wedding. With a county clerk on Zoom and we were home, with my two kids and his brother. And that’s how it happened,” Sean Penn explained a month after their wedding on the “Late Night with Seth Meyers” show.

A bitter divorce for Sean Penn

It was Sean Penn’s first serious relationship since splitting with Charlize Theron in June 2015. Earlier this month, the ‘Mystic River’ star made no secret of his regrets, five months after his young wife had filed for divorce: “There’s a woman I’m in love with, Leila George, whom I rarely see now because I messed up our marriage. We had been married for a year technically, but for five years I was a very neglectful guy,” he explained to “Hollywood Authentic “. “I let myself think that others were more important, like being completely depressed and drawn to alcohol and sleeping pills at 11 a.m., watching the news, during the Trump presidency, just watching and by being desperate,” he added.

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The sexagenarian had also noted the importance of the age difference between him and Leila George, whose father, actor Vincent D’Onofrio, is only a year older than him: “It turns out that , and it will shock you, when beautiful, incredibly nice, creative and talented young women marry men older than them, they don’t love it when they wake up after a quiet night’s sleep and find their new husband on the couch, been up since 4 a.m. watching all the shit going on in the world and decided 10:30 a.m. was a good time for a double vodka tonic and a sleeping pill, saying, “Hello honey. I’m going collapse for a few hours to get away from it all.” Despite everything, he seemed to hope to be able to win her back again: “I don’t know what will happen to us, but I know that she is my best friend in the world”, he added, saying he had distanced himself from the information which worried him, but always relying on his vodka and his pill to sleep at night.

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This is the third divorce for Sean Penn, after that from Madonna, in 1989, and Robin Wright, the mother of his two children Dylan and Hopper, in 2010. He recently traveled to Ukraine, for filming of a documentary in which he intends to “reveal the truth about the Russian invasion to the world”.