Leila George files for divorce from Sean Penn after one year of marriage

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Sean Penn and his wife are calling it quits.

Actress and philanthropist Leila George, whose legal name is Leila D'Onofrio, filed for dissolution in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, according to court records obtained by USA TODAY.

USA TODAY has reached out to Penn and George's attorneys for comment.

During an August 2020 appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," Penn announced he and George tied the knot. The announcement came after rumors surrounding their relationship swirled for months. The "Milk" actor told Meyers, while holding up his gold wedding band, that they had a "COVID wedding."

"It was a county commissioner on Zoom and we were at the house with my two children and her brother, and we did it that way," the Oscar-winning actor said at the time.

Leila George has filed for divorce from Sean Penn a little more than a year after tying the knot.
Leila George has filed for divorce from Sean Penn a little more than a year after tying the knot.

The couple made their red carpet debut in 2016. Throughout their relationship, George had been active with Penn's nonprofit, Community Organized Relief Effort .

Penn has a history of famous relationships. The 61-year-old was previously engaged to "Mad Max" actress Charlize Theron in 2014, before splitting in 2015. He was also married to Madonna for four years, beginning in 1985, and to Robin Wright, also for four years, beginning in 1996. He and Wright share two children: Dylan, 30, and Hopper, 28.

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George, an Australian-American actress, is the daughter of actor/producer Vincent D'Onofrio and actress Greta Scacchi. This was her first marriage.

Contributing: Hannah Yasharoff, Brooke Metz

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Leila George files for divorce from Sean Penn after a year of marriage

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