After on-and-off attempts at reconciling their thirteen-year marriage, Robin Wright Penn and Sean Penn are done for good. The actress – who filed for divorce on August 12 – opened up in a recent interview about finally calling it quits and why she pulls over twice a week to cry.
“I hit that crossroad a while ago. For Robin, the ‘I know what I don’t want’ was flashing neon lights,” she told MORE magazine. “I have no regrets. I, we, have two amazing children we raised together.” In the most recent divorce papers, it states the couple will have shared custody over their minor son Hopper Jack, 16, and “have already agreed to division of all property.”
The couple originally announced their separation in December 2007 but in April the following year, they filed a petition to dismiss the divorce. A year later, they attended the Academy Awards together and Penn won his second Oscar. However, in April 2009, he filed for legal separation and joint custody (he filed a request to dismiss the case in May). Now, she is focusing on getting their children ready for the real world.
“At least twice a week, I pull over and sob” she says, her eyes welling. “My baby is leaving. It’s an emotionally full time, but it’s not sad. I can’t wait for Dylan [their 18-year old daughter who is headed to college] to go [out and] live. That’s what makes me cry.”