Madonna NOT Dating Sean Penn Again, Despite Report
According to RadarOnline, Madonna and Penn have “rekindled their relationship.” The misguided webloid adds, “The pair is ready to bring their romance out of the shadows.” What’s the site’s proof? It seems to be relying on them being “photographed holding hands” and having “posed happily with two of Madonna’s children, Mercy and David” at Penn’s annual Help Haiti Home charity benefit on Saturday night in Beverly Hills.
From there, the webloid manufactures a whole backstory about how Madonna and Penn “dating” is supposedly the real reason for Rocco Ritchie’s “friction” and “rift” with his mother. The site then quotes a seemingly made-up “insider” as saying, “[Madonna] loves Sean as much as she did when they first met… They are together. That’s why Rocco left.”
But it’s all a giant fabrication, seemingly based only on Madonna attending the Haiti fundraiser, where she performed “La Vie En Rose.” Before singing, Madonna said of her ex-husband, who founded the charity, “I want to say, Sean, I love you, from the moment that I laid eyes on you, and I still love you just the same.” She added, however, that she wished he would stop smoking “so many cigarettes.”
But where there’s smoke, there isn’t always fire, and in this case Gossip Cop can exclusively report that Madonna and Penn are not “dating” again. As the singer has said before, they are simply good friends after all these years. A source close to Madonna confirms to Gossip Cop that talk of them rekindling their romance is “false,” and notes that the “level of story invention is getting ridiculous.”