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Sean Penn was not ready for 'serious relationship' with Scarlett

June 9, 2011 - Washington

It has emerged that Sean Penn broke up with Scarlett Johansson because he did not want to get into a serious relationship.

Pals of the actor said that Penn, whose 14-year marriage to Robin Wright had officially ended in July 2010, did not want to rush into another long-term relationship.

A friend also told Us magazine that although "Scarlett pursued him"; Sean was determined not to get into anything "serious", reports Conatctmusic.

Scarlett had initially struck up a friendship with Sean when she was considering flying to Haiti to help people affected by the two earthquakes in January 2010.

"Scarlett first reached out to Sean when she was planning to visit Haiti with Oxfam. She knew Sean was living there in a tent and turned to him for advice," a source explained.

Although, Johansson was not able to make the trip, the 50-year-old actor and the 26-year-old actress started dating in February after she and husband Ryan Reynolds broke up.


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