Charlize Theron Never Thought She'd Date Sean Penn

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Charlize Theron often grabs headlines for her film roles, but recently the spotlight has been focused on her romance with Sean Penn. Unlike many a celebrity couple, however, that doesn't mean you should be looking for a wedding invitation anytime soon — or ever. As the cover star of Vogue's June issue, Theron spoke candidly about her thoughts on marriage, admitting she doesn't see it as an ultimate goal. "I never had the dream of the white dress. And, watching other people getting married? I think it’s beautiful for them, but to be quite honest, usually I’m sitting there just devastated," she explained in the interview. “It’s supposed to be this night of celebrating love, and all you see is a couple separated all night making sure everybody else is okay. It just looks like a lot of work. And, as you get older, you start sifting through the stuff that really matters."

Though she and Penn are publicly dating, she admits it wasn't something she planned on doing. "I really didn’t see it coming. Sean and I have known each other for 18 years. We were just really good friends. And, it’s been slow going because you are aware that you could screw that up and lose it. We had to think about it. But, at the end of the day, it was somewhat effortless. It just kind of naturally happened, and before I knew it, I was in something that was making my life better — the people who really love me can see the effect it has had on me," she said.

The June issue hits stands May 27. Consider it your first beach read of the season. (Vogue)