The Bombshell star also cleared up the rumors that she had been engaged to Sean Penn, whom she dated for ‘barely a year” by her count. Though numerous celebrity gossip magazines reported the Oscar winners were engaged before their June 2015 split, Charlize told Howard that was completely untrue.
“I did not ‘almost get married to Sean’, that’s such bulls–t,” she said. “No, we dated, that was literally all we did, we dated.” Though she acknowledges they dated exclusively, she is emphatic that it was far less serious than the press claimed. “It was a relationship, for sure. We were definitely exclusive, but it was for barely a year. We never moved in. I was never going to marry him. It was nothing like that.”