Okay, I’m going to go with something controversial for a second. What is with these beautiful young women slumming it with Sean Penn? I mean, okay, he’s a successful actor, probably rich and stuff.. but he has a history of abuse in his relationships and I don’t find him the least bit attractive. What gives, ladies?
A source confirms to Us that Penn treated Kelly and a couple of friends to a “very pricey meal” at Thomas Keller’s elite eatery The French Laundry in Napa, Calif., for the Almost Human actress’ 35th birthday. (TMZ was first to report the outing, with photos of the pair at the restaurant.)
The insider says that Penn — whose famous exes include Theron, Scarlett Johansson, and ex-wives Madonna and Robin Wright — flew up to Napa with a pal on the night of June 23, and met Kelly and her girlfriend for dinner. The two apparently met at a benefit the actor threw for his Haiti relief organization J/P HRO.
“That was their first date, but it was a group setting,” the insider tells Us of the birthday feast at French Laundry. “It was more of a ‘let’s see how this goes.'”
It went well, according to the source. “Minka and Sean got along great and had a great time, but it’s unclear where it’s going,” the insider says
What the heck, Minka Kelly? What happened to that thing you had going with Captain America (Chris Evans)?! That was a smart move. This? Not so much. I mean, Charlize Theron just got done ghosting him out of her life. Don’t take Charlize’s scraps.