Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Sean and Leila for comment.
Sean, 59, recently opened up about his relationship with Leila, admitting he’s not the easiest person to date.
The star – who was previously married to Madonna and Robin Wright – said: ‘Am I difficult? Yeah I think so.
‘I will say I’m a person who feels and expresses energetically, I’ve misled people into thinking it’s all about me.’
Penn went on: ‘I think the interview you’re talking about would be a lady named Leila George, she knows me better than I do on this level, that doesn’t mean I agree with her perceptions but I certainly find them fascinating…. She’s the gal in my life.’
Sean also opened up on his wider reputation, telling SiriusXM DJ Howard Stern: ‘There’ve been several times I’ve worked with directors who I felt might have found a different job description, and perhaps weren’t the storytellers that their initial meetings with each of us actors might have indicated.
‘Actors are kind of canaries in the coalmine emotionally, and you have to go to whatever place is necessary inside yourself. If you don’t have somebody there who at least respects that – most of what I was referring to is that the arrogance goes further than charm.
‘I am aware that I can be a difficult person to like from afar, often. I sometimes think I have a great love affair with humanity but not too good with humans.’
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