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Sean Penn plays down engagement rumour

Charlize Theron's boyfriend Sean Penn has played down reports suggesting the Oscar winners are engaged, insisting comments he made in an interview were "mixed up".

The twice-wed Milk star has been dating the Monster actress since 2013 and sparked speculation they are planning to walk up the aisle by talking about a potential third marriage last year (14).

However, he has now addressed the rumours and revealed his remarks were misconstrued, but he pointedly stopped short of denying the couple is engaged.

Penn tells Britain's The Times Magazine, "I have not announced it. The media has mixed my words up. What I said was, I was asked, generically, would I consider marriage again. And I said that I would. That I was not, because of two failed marriages, closed to marriage... I did not declare anything. Neither did she. We're just living our life."

Penn was married to Madonna from 1985 to 1989 and to actress Robin Wright from 1996 to 2010.

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