Sean Penn Reveals: "My Marriage Was a Fraud"

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Sean Penn Reveals: "My Marriage Was a Fraud"
Sat 15-12-2012

In the new issue of Esquire, the two time Oscar winner, Sean Penn opens up about his struggle to come to terms with the end of his marriage to Robin Wright.

Sean Penn and Robin Wright got married in 1996 and divorced in 2010; Sean Penn was also married to Madonna from 1985 to 1989.

"There is no shame in saying that we all want to be loved by someone. As I look back over my life in romance, I don't feel I've ever had that," he says. "I have been the only one that was unaware of the fraud in a few of these circumstances blindly."

Although the actor doesn't mention Robin Wright, 46, by name, Sean Penn confesses the couple was forced to acknowledge some uncomfortable facts about their relationship during the drawn-out divorce process.

"When you get divorced, all the truths come out, you sit there and go, 'What was I doing? What was I doing believing that this person was invested in this way?' Which is a fantastically strong humiliation in the best sense,"
he says. "It can make somebody very bitter and very hard and closed off, but I find it does the opposite to me."