Robin Wright spent 14 years of her life and career being credited as Robin Wright Penn. She was married to actor Sean Penn from 1996 to 2010. They have two children together. For quite a while, her life and career were bound up with a man who was a walking legend ofhis own making.
But Robin Wright says her best sex wasn’t with Sean Penn. She is now with actor Ben Foster, and has been since 2012.
“I’ve never been happier in my life than I am today,” Robin Wright told Vanity Fair. “Perhaps it’s not ladylike [to say], but I’ve never laughed more, read more, or come more than with Ben.”
Of course, she went further than the “unladylike” claims.
“He inspires me to be the best of myself. There’s so much to learn. It’s endless. How great! It took me a long time to grow up. Love is possible as life is possible.”
A statement like that couldn’t go across the plate without someone asking about Sean Penn.
“I’m not in the business of talking about what ‘isn’t,’ ” Robin Wright responded. “My eyes are set forward and I’ve never been happier. I have too much respect for Sean and our two extraordinary children to sell our past joys and woes for public consumption and fodder.”
Like all people who find meaning in their past relationships and the troubles they may have brought, Robin Wright looks back on her time with Sean Penn with a maturity that makes her a great actress.
“I believe we were together not only to have our beautiful children but to learn how to love … for the next time around, the right way. And then, what I’m looking for in people now is kindness.”