One of Hollywood’s longer lasting unions, between actor Sean Penn and his wife Robin Wright Penn is over, as the couple confirmed they are divorcing.
The couple, who married in 1996, have two children together, Hopper Jack, 14, and Dylan Frances, 16.
According to People Magazine, the divorce was confirmed by the couple’s spokesperson.
Penn, 47, and Wright, 41, both actors, began dating in the early ’90s and have starred together in several films, including 1998’s Hurlyburly and 1997’s She’s So Lovely, directed by Nick Cassavetes.
Former wild man Penn who had a short lived marriage to Madonna said once: “Marriage ain’t easy, but it’s great most of the time.
“I love Robin. I’ve always loved her.”
The couple have had a notoriously tempestuous relationship, and director Cassevetes when asked about working with the couple said: “The beginning and the end of every day is how Sean and Robin are getting along.
“If they have a bad morning, Sean’s broken up about it.”
Penn’s most recent film, Into the Wild, which he directed, has garned critical acclaim, with four SAG Award nominations and two Golden Globe nominations.