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Charlize Theron & Sean Penn Break Up—What Made Them Call Off Their Engagement?

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She’s a heartbreaker!

Charlize Theron called off her engagement with Sean Penn today, ending their year and a half relationship together. Theron, 39, and ex-fiance Sean, 54, were a classic case of friends-turned-lovers, but the story won’t end on a happily-ever-after note.

The couple knew each other for many years before dating in 2013, so it didn’t come too much of a surprise when after a year into their relationship in December 2014, a secret engagement happened in Paris.

Star reported in May last year when Charlize spoke up about their relationship.

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“Look, we’re dating, and I don’t think we’re trying to hide anything,” she told Vogue. “We were photographed; the relationship was kind of written about.” The actress also shared, “What I will say is this—I was single for a really long time. I was enjoying mommyhood. You just naturally become kind of selfish about your time, and all of it is dedicated to this little thing, whether he needs it or not. And then they get into more of a schedule and you start to think, ‘Wow, wait a second.’ There’s this passionate creature in me. And going about dating in your late 30s is a different ball game. I know so well what I want to fit in my life. And the simple answer to that is: unless he can make my life better? My life is really pretty f—ing good.”

READ: Sean Penn Joins Charlize Theron in London for Work

Theron and Penn seemed ready for marriage when Penn was caught telling Esquire UK earlier in March this year that he wanted to be a husband again after his two other divorces.

“You say I’ve been married twice before, but I’ve been married under circumstances where I was less informed than I am today,” Penn said during the interview. “So I wouldn’t even consider it a third marriage, I’d consider it a first marriage on its own terms if I got married again.”

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Star even told you that Sean and Charlize used to watch The Bachelor together earlier this year in March. “We argue about whether or not we should fast forward,” Sean admitted. “I don’t want to hear the conversations. I just want to know the decisions.”

Looks like he pushed the fast-forward button on their engagement and didn’t see this ending coming!

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