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 ex-wife Robin Wright welcomed their first child — daughter Dylan — in 1991. Two years later, they welcomed another baby, a son named Hopper. Although Sean and Robin tried to make their relationship work for their kids, the pair ended up getting divorced in 2010 after 14 years of marriage.
But even though the dup were not together anymore, the Mystic River actor did say they tried their best to coparent for their children’s sake. “We don’t not get along,” Sean revealed during a previous appearance 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.”
Although Sean and Robin couldn’t see eye to eye when it came to coparenting, they still love their kids. The Hollywood star touched on just how over the moon he is about being a father to his children. “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,” he said. “I’m supportive of whatever my kids do that keeps them happy and healthy, period.”
Robin, who is now married to Clement Giraudet, noted her children mean the world to her. She even told PorterEdit that she turned down a Vanity Fair cover for them.
“It affected my career,” she said 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.”
Scroll on down to meet Sean’s two kids, Dylan and Hopper!
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