Sean Penn, 59, ties knot with Leila George, 28, in secret ceremony, who is 'Milk' actor's girlfriend of 4 years?
Sean Penn and girlfriend Leila George reportedly have gotten married in a secret ceremony. On Friday, July 31, their friend, philanthropist Irena Medavoy took to Instagram to congratulate the couple.
Sharing a photo of Penn and George, and a close-up of the couple’s rings, she wrote, “We are so happy for @leilageorge Sean Penn getting married. We love you. Thank you for being like family and a son to Mike. We are over the moon to find your soulmate, true partner,” adding, “True love that also changes the world for the better. You are meant to be together. God bless you both and the family you have joined. Introducing the Penn’s #marriage.”
Rosanna Arquette also wished the couple well in the comments section, writing, “Wonderful. Love and light,” while Josh Brolin replied with a series of heart emojis.
The couple was first linked in October 2016 when they were seen vacationing in Hawaii. While they have kept their romance under the radar, George made an appearance in Penn’s 2018 audiobook, ‘Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff’.
But who is Leila George?
The 28-year-old Australian-American actor is the daughter of actor and producer Vincent D'Onofrio and actor Greta Scacchi. She’s acted in films like ‘Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?’, ‘Mortal Engines’, and ‘The Kid’.
Both Penn and George are big into philanthropy and activism. The two were spotted together in April, helping volunteers at a drive-through coronavirus testing site in Los Angeles. Earlier, in March, they appeared together at a fundraiser at the Los Angeles Zoo that George organized for wildlife relief in Australia following the bushfires that ravaged more than 27.2 million acres of bush, forest, and parks across the island continent, and had a devastating effect on the wildlife.
“It’s the most important thing [to have his support]. I wouldn’t be here smiling today if it wasn’t for him," George told People magazine at the event. George has also supported Penn's nonprofit Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), which has teamed up with the mayor’s office and the L.A. Fire Department to run locations in order to free up healthcare workers needed on the frontlines.
In June, George shared on her Instagram about CORE (which she often does) and wrote, “Working with CORE has saved my sanity and soul in the last three months, it’s given me so much consistent happiness and I’ve gained a new family with some of the most wonderful people I’ve ever known. The return on investment has been x100!”
Before that, in May, she had written about CORE on Instagram, “This organization has changed my life, and that might be the first time I’ve ever used that phrase and really meant it literally. I’m inspired and completely fulfilled by the beautiful humans that surround me on a daily basis.”
Penn split from ex-girlfriend 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 -- daughter Dylan Frances, 28, and Hopper Jack, 26.