Sean Penn and Minka Kelly ignited dating rumors after they were spotted together Wednesday at a gala.
There may be another leading lady in Sean Penn’s life.
The “Gangster Squad” star and actress Minka Kelly sparked rumors of a romance when they were photographed together Wednesday at a gala for the launch of entrepreneur Sean Parker’s Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.
In the pic, Penn, 55, posed with his arm around the 35-year-old brunette beauty, who leaned closely into him.
This isn’t the first time the two fueled speculation that they are more than friends.
In June 2015, the Oscar-winner joined Kelly and her friends for her birthday dinne r where he picked up the “pricey” tab, Us Weekly reported
Sean Penn and Charlize Theron broke off their engagement after a year and a half of dating.
A source told the magazine at the time that “Minka and Sean got along great and had a great time, but it’s unclear where it’s going.”
Kelly denied on Twitter she was dating Penn, who had just broken off his engagement to Charlize Theron a week earlier.
“Not my nature to address gossip but hoping this last one goes away already,” the “Friday Night Lights,” actress wrote. “Not dating a friend I had a group dinner with. #sillymedia.”
In January, they were also spotted together at a birthday party for a mutual pal, according to the magazine.