Mario Testino for Vogue
They're our favorite new couple -- and Charlize Theron is finally opening up on her high profile romance with Sean Penn. Turns out they had been friends for years -- we love that!
In a candid interview for Vogue's new June issue, the Oscar winner opened up about her relationship with the actor, "It just kind of naturally happened." The lanky star continued, "And before I knew it, I was in something that was making my life better - the people who really love me can see the effect it has had on me."
Charlize is clearly a woman in love -- she couldn't stop talking about the fledgling relationship. The South African stunner has spent the past few years being happily single after adopting a son in 2012.
The A Million Ways to Die In the West star said she was very content with her life, so that she knew it would take a lot to get into a relationship, "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*cking good."
The 38-year-old continued, "What I guess I am trying to say is: A friend kind of stepped into that role, and I really didn't see it coming... We were just really good friends."
Well it looks like that good friendship has turned into a whole lot more. The duo have been lighting up red carpets everywhere, arm in arm. Last week they attended Charlize's A Million Ways to Die in the West premiere in Westwood, Calif. The week prior, the pair made photogs go wild at the Met Gala in NYC. But don't plan on getting a wedding invite any time soon. Charlize, who was famously with Stuart Townsend for nine years without every tying the knot, still doesn't seem too keen on the whole wedding thing.
"Let's put it this way: I never had the dream of the white dress," she told the mag. "And watching other people getting married? I think it's beautiful for them, but to be quite honest, usually I'm sitting there just devastated."
"It's supposed to be this night of celebrating love, and all you see is a couple separated all night making sure everybody else is okay. It just looks like a lot of work."
Well she may not want a wedding but she didn't say anything about a marriage -- so we aren't counting that out of the Oscar-winning actors!
For Charlize's sixth Vogue cover, the stunner was photographed by famed photographer Mario Testino in the Florida Keys.