Sean Penn, 59, marries Aussie girlfriend Leila George, 28

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Sean Penn, 59, has reportedly tied the knot for the third time, saying ‘I do’ to Aussie actress Leila George, 28.

The Milk actor, who was previously married to Madonna and Robin Wright, is said to have married in a secret ceremony.

Sean Penn (L) and Leila George arrive at the "Meet Me In Australia" event benefiting Australia Wildfire Relief Efforts at Los Angeles Zoo on March 08, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
Sean Penn and Leila George are reportedly married. Photo: Getty Images

Friend and philanthropist, Irena Medavoy, who is also the wife of Black Swan producer Morris Mike Medavoy, appeared to confirm the news with an Instagram photo, showing two hands wearing wedding rings.

"We are so happy for @leilageorge #seanpenn getting married. We love you. Thank you for being like family a son to mike we are over the moon to find your soul mate true partner @coreresponse true love that also changes the world for better,” she wrote.

"You are meant to be together God Bless you both and the family you have joined. Introducing the Penn's #marriage (sic)"

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Sean has previously admitted he can be "difficult" in his personal life, in an interview on The Howard Stern Show.

Sean Penn's wife, Leila's ring
Irena uploaded this image to her Instagram page. Photo: Instagram/Irena Medavoy

"Am I difficult? Yeah I think so. I will say I'm a person who feels and expresses energetically, I've misled people into thinking it's all about me. I think the interview you're talking about would be a lady named Leila George, she knows me better than I do on this level, that doesn't mean I agree with her perceptions but I certainly find them fascinating. ... She's the gal in my life,” he said.

And Sean is "aware" he can be "difficult to like from afar".

"There've been several times I've worked with directors who I felt might have found a different job description, and perhaps weren't the storytellers that their initial meetings with each of us actors might have indicated. Actors are kind of canaries in the coal mine emotionally, and you have to go to whatever place is necessary inside yourself,” he said.

 Madonna (L) and Sean Penn arrive at the 5th Annual Sean Penn & Friends "HELP HAITI HOME" gala benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization held at Montage Hotel on January 9, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.
Madonna and Sean Penn were married from 1985 until 1989. Photo: Getty Images
Robin Wright Penn and Sean Penn arrives at the 81st Academy Awards at The Kodak Theatre on February 22, 2009 in Hollywood, California.
Robin Wright Penn and Sean Penn were married from 1996 until 2010. Photo: Getty Images

"If you don't have somebody there who at least respects that - most of what I was referring to is that the arrogance goes further than charm. I am aware that I can be a difficult person to like from afar, often. I sometimes think I have a great love affair but not too good with humans."

Leila, who was born in Sydney, is the daughter of actor Vincent D’Onofrio and actress Greta Scacchi. She’s believed to have started dating Sean Penn in 2016.

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