Charlize Theron and Sean Penn Step Out for Charity Gala Amid Engagement Rumors
Could this be the future Mr. and Mrs. Penn?
Charlize Theron stepped out to support Sean Penn and his J/P Haitian Relief Organization at the 4th Annual Help Haiti Home Gala at the Montage in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
As reports swirl that the duo is secretly engaged, the Mad Max actress, 39, and Penn, 54, certainly looked as in love as ever. The power couple arrived together and mingled with guests including former President Bill Clinton, Reese Witherspoon, Salma Hayek, Ben Stiller, and new parents Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.
Ashton and Mila both seemed in great spirits on their rare date night, but for the most part kept a very low profile. They were one of the first stars to show up during the cocktail hour to support the great cause. Ashton stayed by his fiancée's side all night and kept his hand on her back while they talked with friends. The duo sat at a table with celeb stylist Rachel Zoe in the back and appeared to enjoy their evening out.
Inside the ballroom, Charlize — clad in a gorgeous black Givenchy dress — sat at a table in between her beau and Clinton. She and Sean were not shy about PDA and appeared to be smitten with one another. The Oscar-winning duo spent a lot of the evening chatting with Clinton, who was honored with J/P HRO’s Louverture Medal of Commitment. The former president stayed for the entire four-hour event. He and Penn even auctioned off a journey to Haiti with the two of them. The item was originally for one winner and a guest, but Clinton and Penn agreed onsite to offer the opportunity to three people. Each trip went for $500,000, bring in a total of $1.5 million.
In whole, the gala raised $6 million dollars. Chris Martin, who gave a solo surprise performance of "Magic" and "Viva la Vida," put it best when he cracked: "I spent so much money at last year's auction, I had to get a second job." Martin, who attended the gala in 2014 with Gwyneth Paltrow, also donated a private performance in the winning bidder's home.
The Red Hot Chilli Peppers also rocked out for 30 minutes performing a medley of hits for the intimate, star-studded crowd. Charlize and Sean danced along and shared some sweet, affectionate moments during the band's set.
To donate or learn more about the
J/P Haitian Relief Organization, click here.