Unlikely couple Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn recently called it quits after five months of hot ‘n’ heavy romancing – but why?
Penn, 50, and Johansson, 26, hooked up in February, not long after she and husband Ryan Reynolds filed for divorce.
A source confirmed to People last week that the couple were no more. The news followed fevered tongue wagging after Johansson was conspicuously absent from the Cannes Film Festival, where Penn was promoting new flick, The Tree of Life.
One of Penn’s ‘pals’ now tells US Magazine that the reason why ScarPenn hit the skids is because…he didn’t want to start anything “serious” after his July 2010 divorce from Robin Wright.
The pal said that “Scarlett pursued him”.
Johansson was spotted with Penn at Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards just last week.
“She pushed herself into his conversations. She sat down between him and Robert De Niro. Robert was like ‘What?’ and made a face.
“A photographer asked for a shot. Before Sean could say no, she said yes.”
Split or not, Johansson apparently still wants to be friends.
A source told PopEater: “If you remember after Scarlett confirmed her split from husband Ryan [Reynolds], the two continued to see each other and have dinner together.
“She is incredible. Just because you are no longer with someone doesn’t mean you stop caring about them and never want to see them again. She still cares a great deal about Sean and couldn’t imagine seeing him at an event or award show and not saying hello. Only children act like that!”
Children and love-scorned adults.
Oh, the scandal!