An insider told the magazine that Charlize was the one who broke things off with Penn shortly after the two walked the red carpet together last month at the Cannes Film Festival.
Charlize gushed over her then boyfriend to “Extra’s” “Charissa Thompson at the Los Angeles premiere of her movie, “Mad Max: Fury Road” back in May, where she said the two were working together on the film “The Last Face,” which Sean will direct.
She said the two have wanted to work together for a long time. “The story of ‘The Last Face’ is really, at its core, just a beautiful love story, so to do that with somebody you’re in love with, there’s something really powerful in that.”
Charlize added, “It could also make it very, very difficult yeah, but that’s good, that’s not a bad thing, because it makes you really explore all of it, you know.”
The longtime friends began dating in December 2013.