Sean Penn and Robin Wright's divorce was finalized this week, after almost three years of separation, reconciliation, re-separation and legal wrangling. The couple, who had their first child in 1991 and married in 1996, came to an agreement on dividing their assets and custody of their 17-year-old son, Hopper, yesterday, according to People. So now that the up-and-down love affair of Spicoli and Princess Buttercup has come to the end of the road, we'll take a look back at the way they were.
Sean and Madonna's four-year marriage ended in 1989. The union produced several infamous paparazzi-punching incidents, jail time for Sean, the terrible film Shanghai Surprise and no children. Sean and Robin met while he was married to Madonna, after her first marriage to a soap actor had ended. They met up again making the 1990 film State of Grace and fell in love—he already had a rep as one of the most talented young actors in Hollywood, and her ethereal beauty had already earned her a place in film history with her title role in 1987's The Princess Bride. Their daughter, Dylan, was born the next year. Hopper Jack, named after Sean's bad-boy buddies Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson, followed in 1993. More About Sean And Robin
They briefly split in 1995 and Sean dated folk singer Jewel, which is kind of weird, right? She's so mellowy and hippieish, and he's, well, Sean Screamyface Penn. But Sean and Robin reunited when she needed emergency surgery in the spring of 1996—he skipped the Oscars, where he was nominated for Dead Man Walking, to be with her—and quietly married just weeks later in Santa Monica. But even with a marriage license, the relationship wasn't smooth. Robin and Sean costarred in 1997's She's So Lovely (directed by The Notebook's Nick Cassavetes) and the film version of David Mamet's play Hurlyburly, and their feuding characters often matched their off-screen moods. Without Wife, Penn And Portman Still Together