Divorce attorneys in Pasadena are used to seeing May-December rebound relationships after high-profile Hollywood divorces. So the post-Oscars hookup of Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson seemed like standard stuff. The pair ran off to Mexico while, back in La-La Land, bets were placed on how long the tryst would last. But now insiders are saying the couple has actually gotten serious.
On Tuesday, March 1st, gossip websites nearly exploded with photos of the 50-year-old Penn having a romantic lunch with the 26-year-old Johansson in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. According to sources, the pair nibbled on lobster and sipped margaritas. Penn and Johansson left Los Angeles on a private jet and returned the following Wednesday morning. Prior to the Mexican getaway, the pair was also spotted in Los Angeles eating Cuban food at popular restaurant Versailles where Johansson reportedly had her leg draped over Penn's - this after reportedly flirting with one another at a party celebrating Black Swan.
Sources close to the couple are now saying what looked like a fling could very well be a serious romance. A friend of Johansson's tells PopEater.com that she has fallen fast for the actor, who is 24 years her senior.
"She thinks Sean is amazing. Sure, he's an incredible actor, but there's depth. He's an amazing human being who cares about politics and the world," the source told PopEater.
Reps for the actors, who previously had denied the couple's romantic involvement, are now declining to comment.
Johansson and actor Ryan Reynolds ended their marriage in December of 2010 after two years. Reynolds has since been linked toProposal costar Sandra Bullock and German model Agnes Fischer. Actress Robin Wright filed for divorce from Penn in August 2009 and their divorce was finalized last July. The couple had been married for 13 years.