UPDATE: Here's an interesting twist: On New Year's Eve, Us Weekly updated with confirmation from their source that Sean Penn and Charlize Theron did get engaged, although there's apparently no engagement ring. A source told Us Weekly, the couple "decided to take their relationship to the next level" and secretly got engaged in Paris in November. However, since Charlize is not a big wedding kind of person, they added that she didn't really need a big diamond ring. As the source put it, "There's no ring, but they are committed." Committed to each other in a serious relationship or committed to really getting married?
Original story (July 25, 2014):
Charlize Theron and Sean Penn may have only been dating for six months, but are they already ready to tie the knot? We now have new reason to believe that Sean’s already popped the question in the form of some hard to deny evidence: A ring. On that finger.
Paparazzi photos taken of Charlize at the Los Angeles airport show what could be an engagement ring on her left hand, and being that she and Sean are obviously in a serious relationship, it wouldn’t be crazy to assume that they’re engaged.
According to People, friends close to the stars say that taking their friendship to the next level has worked out pretty well for them so far. Despite their initial doubts, the transition has been flawless.
“[Charlize] likes guys with more substance,” an insider says. “She finds Sean very charming and he makes her laugh. She definitely has him wrapped around her finger.”
And the more their relationship heats up, the more rumors spark about what’s really going on behind closed doors. According to previous reports, the couple may be planning to wed this summer and adopt a child together. That’s moving pretty fast — even for people who have been friends for 18 years.
If Charlize and Sean are engaged, this will be Charlize’s first marriage and Sean’s third.
So what do you think — Are Charlize and Sean engaged, or is Charlize just accessorizing, no strings attached?