Minka Kelly: I’m NOT Dating Sean Penn!
Minka Kelly is NOT dating Sean Penn, despite widespread rumors. The actress took to Twitter on Wednesday to clear up the dating rumor, writing, “Not my nature to address gossip but hoping this last one goes away already. Not dating a friend I had a group dinner with. #SillyMedia.”
Rumors of Kelly and Penn dating first surfaced in June after Us Weekly reported that the actor, who recently split from Charlize Theron, had taken Kelly out for a dinner in Napa, California to celebrate her 35th birthday. A supposed “source” told the magazine that it was Penn and Kelly’s “first date.”
Not surprisingly, OK! went even further with the false dating rumors, alleging that Kelly might have been part of the reason Penn and Theron had split. According to the tabloid, Penn always kept in touch with Kelly after the two met in 2013 at a gala he had hosted. The magazine’s unreliable “insider” added that Penn’s constant communication with Kelly was a real “bone of contention with Charlize.” However, none of the reports, no matter how often they’re repeated and embellished, are true. As Gossip Cop noted, Kelly insists she and Penn are nothing more than friends.