Charlize and Sean's intimate embrace Image: Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Charlize Theron and former flame Sean Penn couldn't even fake friendliness at the press conference for new movie The Last Walk at the Cannes Film Festival this afternoon - but it was a different story they left the premiere tonight. It can't be easy for the couple - who called off their engagement in July after eighteen months together - to promote the movie following the break-up, but after appearing to ignore each other through the photocall and interviews, finally acknowledged each other as the night came to an end.
Standing on the stairs at the end of the night, Charlize wrapped her arms around the actor, who looked deep in thought as he held onto the South African beauty. Sean and Charlize embrace Image: Getty Images The actor looked downcast Image: Getty Images As onlookers watched the embrace Sean appeared a little emotional to be reunited with his former wife-to-be, who he split from almost a year ago. Charlize then planted a tender kiss on the year-old's cheek while she held his head, an intimate move that was clearly more than just a polite gesture.
The relationship ended last summer Image: Getty Images But clearly emotions were still running high Image: Getty Images The blonde babe, whose mother is Sean's ex-wife Robin Wright, looked incredible in a strapless floor-length purple gown and seemed happy to pose with her father, with the pair appearing oblivious to Theron. Sean Penn and daughter Dylan Image: Charlize didn't need a date Image: Splash News With her hair-slicked back and with dark eye make-up Charlize looked all kinds of fierce as she posed alone - not that she looked like she needed any kind of support.
The pair did not acknowledge each other Image: FameFlynet When they lined up for the cast shot, the former couple were on opposite sides of the group.
Charlize Theron and Sean Penn reunited in Cannes a year after split - and it's awkward While it might look frosty between them, Theron recently opened up about last summer's split and playing down claims it got nasty, she told GQ: Uma Thurman blasts kiss with former Fiat boss as 'not consensual' after lip-lock at amfAR auction in Cannes "We were in a relationship at the time. When this movie comes out, we're not in a relationship anymore.
But we made a beautiful film and I can speak for him on this: Do I wish people would respect that and look at the film for what it is? Of course I do, but I know I'm not God and that's probably not going to happen.