In a recent interview with Esquire magazine, Penn admitted that he had thought it was too late to find love again.
He confessed: "I'm surprised to be in love. Lot of reasons. 53-years-old plus finally beginning to figure out why you haven't been happy in a single relationship? It could seem too late."
After years of struggling with his temper and attending court-ordered anger management classes, he attributes his recent improvement to Theron.
"To run into somebody now who you care about is a much more passionate, deeper, truer and – God! – a much happier feeling. It's a lot more romantic and a lot more fulfilling to be in a relationship and to think you're a good person within it."
Penn even hinted that matrimony could be in the cards for the couple, sharing, "Yes, I'd get married again."
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The I Am Sam actor has been married twice before, to Madonna from 1985-1989, and later to actress Robin Wright from 1996-2010. But Penn doesn't consider his previous marriages equal to his now-relationship with Theron.
"You say I've been married twice before but I've been married under circumstances where I was less informed than I am today, so I wouldn't even consider a third marriage, I'd consider it a first marriage on its own terms if I got married again. I mean, I like the tradition," he shared.
"I'm very friendly with my first ex-wife," he said. "I would say that I'm on extremely good terms with the children I share with my second ex-wife."
That's gotta hurt!
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