Sean Penn, 59, and girlfriend Leila George, 27, appear ‘very much in love’ making rare public outing together at his CORE gala in LA
Sean Penn and girlfriend Leila George made a rare public outing on Wednesday evening at his annual CORE gala in Los Angeles at The Wiltern.
The Academy Award-winning actor, 59, embraced the 27-year-old actress at the event, which marked the 10th annual gala for the organization he set up in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
The Milk star has been linked to George, who’s the daughter of Greta Scacchi and Vincent D’Onofrio, since October of 2016.
Big night: Sean Penn, 59, and girlfriend Leila George, 27, made a rare public outing on Wednesday evening at his annual CORE gala in LA at The Wiltern
At the proceedings, Penn kept it simple and classic in a black suit. George amazed in a snug red pantsuit with strappy black heels and her brown locks neatly styled, accessorizing with a gold clutch.
The Mystic River actor socialized with friend Leonardo DiCaprio at the event, which comes about five months after they vacationed with their respective girlfriends, George and Camila Morrone, 22, on a yacht off the Italian coast in August.
Sources told US that the Fast Times at Ridgemont High alum and his girlfriend ‘got more affectionate’ as the evening progressed, as ‘Sean had his arm around her and rubbed her back as she leaned her head on his chest.’
Penn and George were seen whispering ‘in each other’s ears’ and laughing, a source told the outlet, and George gazed ‘deep into his eyes like she wanted to plant a big kiss on him’ and grabbed ‘the back of his head with her fingers through his hair.’
Making a difference: Wednesday’s gala marked the 10th annual gala for the organization he set up in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake
Lovely: George donned in a snug red pantsuit with strappy black heels and had her brown locks neatly styled
Gorgeous: George, who’s the daughter of Greta Scacchi and Vincent D’Onofrio, has been linked to the A-lister since October of 2016
The couple appeared to be ‘very much in love,’ at the event, which drew a number of celebs, including DiCaprio, Naomi Campbell, Alyssa Milano, Julia Roberts, Connie Britton, and Patricia and David Arquette.
Penn was past wed to Madonna from 1985 thru 1989, and later actress Robin Wright, as they’re parents to daughter Dylan, 28, and son Hopper, 26, who were also both on hand Wednesday. The siblings both gave a cheeky smile as they put their arms around each other for a photo during the event.
Dylan has had early career success with modelling campaigns for the likes of Gap, and has appeared in several independent films. Hopper currently has three movies, thriller Flag Day, crime drama Heirlooms and flick Puppy Love, in which he stars, in post-production.
Optimistic: George and Penn appeared to be ‘very much in love,’ at the event, according to an eyewitness
A family affair: Dylan and Hopper Penn were having an absolute ball as they attended Sean Penn’s CORE benefit gala at The Wiltern Hotel in Los Angeles on Wednesday
No rivalry here: The siblings both gave a cheeky smile as they put their arms around each other for a photo during the event
Guys unite: Actor Balthazar Getty hung out with Sean Penn and former Facebook president, Sean Parker
Also attending was Julia Roberts and husband Danny Moder, who struck up a conversation with DiCaprio.
The Pretty Woman actress and Titanic leading man three years ago crossed paths at the event when DiCaprio’s pal won a $100,000 auction for a 1967 Land Cruiser the celeb couple donated, E! reported in 2017.
DiCaprio, who’s up for his second Oscar for his performance in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, was also seen chatting with Canadian billionaire Frank Giustra at the function.
Very pretty woman: Julia Roberts, 52, beamed as she snuggled with husband Danny Moder, 50, and chat with fellow A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio, 45
Kings of Hollywood: Leo and Penn posed for a shot at the charity event
Among the musical acts at the 10th annual gala included Beck, Henning May, Jenny Lewis, Portugal. The Man and Dwight Yoakam.
Linda Perry, who arranged the roster of artists, opened up about the diverse group slated to play.
‘I went to Portugal. The Man and they were so cool about being a house band. So Portugal. The Man is actually gonna be the house band,’ she told Billboard. ‘They’re gonna come out with this artist from Germany named Henning May, he is amazing.
‘They’ll do a couple of their songs, then Jenny Lewis will join them, then Dwight Yoakam, and at the end it’ll be Beck, Dwight Yoakam, Jenny Lewis and Portugal. The Man closing out the evening.’
She added: ‘So it’s going to be music throughout the night with this awesome band performing all night long, which I think is so fun.’
Bring it in! It’s hard to believe Julia and Sean have never worked together after all their years of knowing each other
Stylish: The Academy Award-winning actress donned a pine green plaid pantsuit with her wavy blonde locks down and parted as she posed with Moder at the gala
Socializing: DiCaprio was also seen chatting with Canadian billionaire Frank Giustra
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