The two actors put an ending to their marriage that lasted 14 years, will share custody of their minor son, Hopper Jack, aged 16 years, under the terms of their separation agreement.
According to official documents, a judge in Los Angeles pronounced the divorce between Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn on July 22.
Details of the financial arrangements between the two actors were not given to the court in Marin County.
Penn, aged 49, and Robin Wright Penn, aged 44 , have also a daughter, Dylan Frances, aged 19 years.
The two married in 1996 and the first attempt to separate took place in December 2007, when Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn have initiated the divorce but after several months, they have reconciled and dropped the action.
In early 2009, Senna Penn filed the official acts required by the legal separation from his wife, but dropped it for the second time, in May, saying his action was “an arrogant mistake.”
But in August 2009, Robin Wright Penn was the one who filed for divorce, in northern California, where the couple resides, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Sean Penn, who was previously married to Madonna said recently that his wife, Robin, is “a ghost”. “Robin is a ghost to me now. We spent all those years together… Now she’s just gone.”
Speaking after moving out of home prior to the former couple beginning divorce proceedings for the fourth time, Robin admitted she had reached a “crossroads” in her personal life.
She said: “I hit that crossroad a while ago. The ‘I know what I don’t want’ was flashing in neon lights. I have no regrets. I, we, have two amazing children we raised together.
“There’s no limbo anymore. There’s no time. I’m too old for this s**t.”