He is one of the best actors of our time, but while Sean Penn is known for countless roles, he perhaps should best be known for all he does for his two kids — and it’s time you get to meet them both!
The Oscar winner and his girlfriend at the time, Robin Wright, welcomed their first child — daughter Dylan — in 1991. However, that wouldn’t be it, as they would go on to have another baby — a son named Hopper — two years later. The pair would finally tie the knot in 1996, before legally parting ways in 2010.
Even though the famous ex-pair may not be together anymore, the Mystic River actor did once reveal that they try their best to coparent for their children’s sake. “We don’t not get along,” Sean revealed while on Marc Maron‘s WTF podcast “We have very separate relationships with our kids at this point and it seems to work better that way because they are making their own decisions. As it turned out she and I did not share the same ethical views on parenting, including the continuing parenting of adult children.” The Hollywood star also touched on just how over the moon he is about his kids.
They’re “going great,” he said. “They’re amazing people. They’re both acting and modeling, an industry that I’m not very interested in but they seem to have fun with it. … I’m supportive of whatever my kids do that keeps them happy and healthy, period.” The Forrest Gump actress has also gushed about just how much she does for her children, even revealing how she turned down a Vanity Fair cover for them.
“It affected my career,” Robin told PorterEdit of her decision at the time. “If you don’t play the game your notoriety doesn’t go up and then people don’t want to hire you. And it was twofold, because I was raising my kids, but I was also not getting parts. As a mother, I would never take that decision back, because I loved being there with my babies. But I knew I had missed out.” Aww!
Scroll on down to meet and get to know Sean’s kids Dylan and Hopper!
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