Charlize Theron Admits Her Relationship With Sean Penn Isn't Always Perfect

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 11:28 AM PDT, May 06, 2015
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Every relationship has its ups and downs, especially when it's in the spotlight.

We've seen Charlize Theron gush over her boyfriend Sean Penn, but now the Mad Max: Fury Road actress is admitting that their partnership has had its share of bad moments.

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Theron, 39, spoke candidly about her relationship with Penn, 54, to Elle UK.

"Putting aside that he's my partner, he's the love of my life; for the first time, I felt that my work was really bleeding into my life and that made it hard," she reveals in the magazine's latest issue. "There were moments where I was incredibly unfair to him. And moments where I felt like… he was incredibly unfair to me."

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But it's those "unfair" times that have made her "realize that no matter how complicated it gets, the priority is the relationship."

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Theron and Penn were first spotted together in December 2013, but have remained relatively tight-lipped about their relationship.

At CinemaCon in April, Theron told ET, "I'm in a great relationship. I'm really happy."

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