When you're the child of divorced parents, it can sometimes be a struggle welcoming your mom or dad's new partner into the family. Unless, you know, your pops happens to bring home an Oscar-winning former model who's known as one of the most badass women in the biz.
"She's awesome," the 23-year-old model told Us Weekly of her father's girlfriend. "They've been away for months working together in South Africa, so I haven't seen much of either of them. She's great and they're amazing together. As long as my dad's happy, I'm happy for both of them."
Apparently, Theron has a special skill that Ms. Penn finds especially endearing.
"Well, she's brilliant for one thing," Penn said. "And, she's the only woman since my mom [Robin Wright] who can shut my dad up. The only woman! That is a f---ing challenge so...She's a powerhouse."
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