The Oscar-winning actress revealed in an interview to the June issue of Vogue that a wedding is not her number one priority right now or in the near future.
“Let’s put it this way: I never had the dream of the white dress,” she said.
“And watching other people getting married? I think it’s beautiful for them, but to be quite honest, usually I’m sitting there just devastated. It’s supposed to be this night of celebrating love, and all you see is a couple separated all night making sure everybody else is okay. It just looks like a lot of work. And as you get older, you start sifting through the stuff that really matters,” the 38-year-old actress added.
Rumors of a romance between Theron and Penn, 53, surfaced when they were seen together in Hawaii, December 30, at the beach. And since then they were spotted at different events and on holidays together.
“Sean and I have known each other for 18 years. We were just really good friends. And it’s been slow going because you are aware that you could screw that up and lose it,” she told Vogue.
“We had to think about it. But at the end of the day, it was somewhat effortless. It just kind of naturally happened, and before I knew it, I was in something that was making my life better – the people who really love me can see the effect it has had on me,” Theron added.
Charlize Theron previously dated Stuart Townsend for nine years before breaking up in 2010.
Sean Penn was married to Madonna and Robin Wright.
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