Madonna seems to get nostalgic around her birthdays, which happens to be just a day apart from ex-husband Sean Penn’s birthday.
It’s pop diva Madonna’s birthday today, and it seems she has taken to reminiscing about the past and perhaps happier times when she was with Sean Penn. Seemingly trying to reflect on her past, Madonna posted a cute monochrome close-up photo of Penn lovingly kissing her on her left cheek as she blissfully tilts her head backwards. The photo was taken way back in 1988 when the couple’s marriage was apparently in happier times.
There are quite a few aspects that make the photo interesting. Though their marriage didn’t last much and their relationship could be termed as rocky, Madonna has always been passionate about her beaus. The couple married on Madonna’s 27th birthday in 1985 and then divorced in 1989. However, the time they spent together was filled quite a few happy moments. Madonna had even dedicated her 1986 album, True Blue, to Penn, according to ET Online.
In her dedication, she had categorically mentioned, “This is dedicated to my husband, the coolest guy in the universe.”
Despite the divorce, Madonna and Sean Penn continue to remain close friends, the latter confirmed in an interview with Esquire U.K.
“I’m very friendly with my first ex-wife.”
Madonna is known to drop nostalgic and throwback photos. In March 2014, she shared a cute photo of her now-18-year-old daughter, Lourdes. The photo was of Lourdes when she was just a toddler but was already showing signs of being a performer. Lourdes is now quite a performer herself and seems to have taken quite well after her mother.
Sean Penn’s birthday is just a day away from Madonna’s and falls on August 17. He turns 55 this year and has had a fair share of tumultuous relationships as well. A political activist with strong views and a hot head, Sean Penn has even taken the law in his own hands on a few occasions and served time for it as well. After his marriage with Madonna ended, he had a relationship with Robin Wright and even has a daughter and a son from her after the couple ditched the glitzy world for a quiet suburban life of California.
The photo that is bound to make Madonna’s fans feel nostalgic too is a strong indicator of what love looks like. Is Madonna trying to rekindle her romance with Sean Penn?
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