Charlize Theron Didn't Ghost Sean Penn—They Just Broke Up Like Normal, Decent Human Beings

​Apologies are in order. 

Is it too late now to say sorry? Because the internet totally latched onto the Charlize Theron ghosting thing and declared it a symptom of our culture's further decline (ahem)—except it wasn't true, apparently.

"There is a need to sensationalize things," she said in the April issue of WSJ magazine. "When you leave a relationship there has to be some f*cking crazy story or some crazy drama. And the f*cking ghosting thing, like literally, I still don't even know what it is. It's just its own beast."

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For the record, Theron said she didn't stop answering ex Sean Penn's calls and texts—they just decided to separate without drama/possibly causing emotional damage to her son, Jackson, or daughter, August.

"There was an understanding that I was a single mom with a very young boy who I had to put in a situation where he understood that Mommy dates, but that he does not have a father, you know what I mean?" she said. "You have to be very careful and very honest about that stuff. And Sean was great with all of that."

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