Charlize Theron Engagement: Ring Talk Heats Up Following ‘Mad Max’ Premiere At Cannes

Did Charlize Theron have an engagement ring on her hand when she stepped out in Cannes for the Mad Max: Fury Road premiere? A very shiny ring was seen on the actress’ left hand in photos for the event, and now it has people talking about the possibility that Charlize Theron and Sean Penn are indeed engaged.

According to a previous Inquisitr report, Theron was seen on the red carpet for the event with a ring described as “pear-shaped diamond appearing to be six to eight carats, and set in an engraved band, which may be platinum.” It was not the only time the actress stepped out with a ring on her finger. She was seen at LAX last summer with a ring on her left hand as well.

However, the ring was not on her hand on Friday. Daily Mail Online shared photos of Theron boarding her private plane with Sean Penn and her son on Friday, and these new photos show her hand very bare. The ring was gone.

Did she take it off? Or was the ring an item she was lent by a jeweler to wear for the premiere at Cannes? This practice is not new in Hollywood. Jewelers share their most valuable pieces with celebrities to wear at big red carpet events like the Academy Awards. A premiere at Cannes would certainly fall in line with that. However, this ring is very similar to the ring she has been seen out with before.

Theron and Penn left France on Friday because Charlize had another event to attend in Vienna. She made an appearance at the Life Ball, and a photo of the actress at that event showed the ring back on her hand. This will cause even more speculation about the couple’s status in the days to come.

Charlize has made it clear that she is very happy with Sean Penn. He divorced wife Robin Wright, and it was not long after that Charlize and Sean became a Hollywood item. They went public with their relationship in 2014. Charlize spoke about her relationship with Sean with People Magazine.

“Putting aside that he’s my partner, he’s the love of my life; for the first time, I felt that my work was really bleeding into my life, and that made it hard. There were moments where I was incredibly unfair to him. And moments where I felt like … he was incredibly unfair to me. But it makes you realize that no matter how complicated it gets, the priority is the relationship.”

Sean has also called Charlize the love of his life in recent interviews. Are Charlize Theron and Sean Penn secretly engaged? Will they marry soon? Fans definitely want to know the answer to this question, but the couple is not revealing the answer yet.

Theron has been busy in recent weeks promoting Mad Max: Fury Road. The character played by the actress in the film is generating a lot of discussion. Her character actually bosses Mad Max around in the film, and this is a far cry from the original.

Theron spoke about the role and the film during an interview at Cannes, according to the Huffington Post.

“You know what I think is even more powerful about it? [It’s] that I think George didn’t have a feminist agenda up his sleeve, and I think that’s what makes the story even more powerful, especially how the women are represented in it. It’s just very truthful, and I really applaud him for that. I think when we use the word ‘feminism’ people get a little freaked out, it’s like we’re somehow, like, being put on a pedestal or anything like that. George has this innate understanding that women are just as complex and interesting as men, and he was really interested in discovering all of that. I think through just his need and want for the truth he actually made an incredible feminist movie.”

This is not the first time she has described the film as “feminist” in interviews. In her interview with Elle UK’s June 2015 issue, she also spoke about the film in that manner.

“This is a good time for us to bring this to a place of fairness, and girls need to know that being a feminist is a good thing. It doesn’t mean that you hate men. It means equal rights. If you’re doing the same job, you should be compensated and treated in the same way.”

What is next for Theron? The actress has four films in varying stages of production that will be released in 2015 and 2016. She is currently filming The Huntsman.

What do you think? Is that an engagement ring on Charlize Theron’s hand?

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