Celebrity Cougar Dating: Robin Wright’s Story
Robin Wright, 46, has become the latest thing in cougar dating as she is now seeing Ben Foster, 32, who she met on a film. The pair starred together in the film Rampart and he joined her in Australia earlier this year while she was filming The Grandmothers with Naomi Watts.
It is understood to be Robin’s first romance following the end of her 13-year marriage to Penn in July 2010.
Penn recently gave a surprisingly candid interview in which he claimed he never felt loved in his marriages.
The acclaimed actor – who was also married to Madonna for four years until 1989 – told the January issue of Esquire magazine: ‘There is no shame in saying that we all want to be loved by someone. As I look back over my life in romance, I don’t feel I’ve ever had that. I have been the only one that was unaware of the fraud in a few of these circumstances blindly.’
His divorce from Robin – with whom he shares two children Dylan, 21, and Hopper, 19, – was a real eye opener after years of struggling to make sense of their on-again/off-again relationship.
He said: ‘When you get divorced, all the truths that come out, you sit there and you go, “What the f*** was I doing? What was I doing believing that this person was invested in this way?” Which is a fantastically strong humiliation in the best sense.
‘It can make somebody very bitter and very hard and closed off, but I find it does the opposite to me.’
Penn and Wright had a particularly turbulent relationship.
After the pair, who now share two grown-up children, tied the knot in 1996, their relationship went from on to off in the late 2000s.
The couple filed for divorce in 2007 only to dismiss the filing and reconcile shortly after.
But in 2009, the union appeared to had sour again and Penn filed for legal separation only to once again withdraw it and reconcile with his wife in May.
It was finally over in August 2009, when Wright filed for divorce and the couple’s split was made official in July 2010.
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