Are Charlize Theron and Sean Penn Engaged?

The rumor mill certainly thinks so.

In a combination of talent and beauty heretofore unknown to mankind, Charlize Theron and Sean Penn are—possibly, maybe, we think—officially tying the knot.

The couple, who just wrapped production on a movie Penn directed and Theron starred in called The Last Face, have been dating for about a year. And, as they are wont to do, engagement rumors started shortly thereafter. But we finally have a reason to hope! According to Us Weekly, Penn asked Theron to "take the relationship to the next level" while on a trip to Paris last month. 

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So yes, we are assuming that "next level" means marriage. But we acknowledge that it could also mean:

  • Having or adopting a child
  • Moving in together
  • Starring opposite each other in a movie
  • Launching a production company
  • Sharing a Netflix account

We're still putting our money on marriage, mostly just because we're really hoping to get some Theron-wedding-gown goodness in 2015. 

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