Of course, there are stories from the murky past that are inevitably conjured up whenever Sean Penn and Madonna are mentioned in the same gossip items, stories that are currently the subject of a multi-million-dollar defamation lawsuit, in fact.
The lawsuit, against writer-director Lee Daniels, has occasioned a revisiting of the complicated and contradictory reports of a vicious domestic-abuse incident in 1988, rumors of which have dogged Penn, and Madonna, ever since. Of course, there could be many reasons why a 15-year-old kid would choose to do that—15-year-old kids are surly, fickle, impulsive—but right now, the prevailing rumor is that he wants to stay away from Penn. How does that make us feel, the idea that, 28 years later, something like that could blossom again? Maybe we’re just so used to the two of them living such separate, distinctive lives—with different romances, in different cities, having different adventures interviewing fugitive drug kingpins—that it’s strange to consider them being a unit again. But maybe, just maybe, something long lost in the fade of history has been re-discovered, for better or worse.
In October of 2015, as part of Penn’s lawsuit, Madonna signed a statement in support of her ex-husband, averring that the decades-old claims that Penn tied her up and abused her are “outrageous, malicious, reckless, and false.” The truth of that matter is not likely to be revealed anytime soon, if ever, so, for the time being, we know only that Penn and Madonna have been seen, and heard, being affectionate with one another, and that Madonna’s son has decamped to the U. If it was anyone else, it’d probably be nice, even sweet. And there just might be some strange comfort in that.
this week, but during an interview with Howard Stern on Wednesday (Mar. The 56-year-old singer spoke in detail about her rich dating history, which included relationships with late artist Jean Michel Basquiat, and actor Warren Beatty. One of the best tidbits, though, came when she spoke about dating Tupac Shakur briefly.
Madge recalled one expletive-filled visit she made to the "Late Show with David Letterman," which she said was influenced by the California rapper.