Sean Penn says girlfriend Charlize Theron is ‘a keeper’

After months of rumours and speculation, Charlize Theron and Sean Penn’s relationship status appears to be official.

Piers Morgan confirms that the Hollywood A-listers are an item in a new blog post for The Daily Mail, claiming that he got the inside scoop while at Sean’s Help Haiti Home gala earlier this month.

According to Piers, the happy couple were eager to wax lyrical about their love.

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"'I'm so glad you two have got together,' I said, 'Sean's a great guy,"' Morgan writes, describing the chat he had with the South African actress. "‘I know,' she smiled, putting her hand round his shoulder."

Morgan continues: "At 2 a.m., Sean came over, and bear-hugged me… 'Congrats on a great night,' I said. 'And congrats on Charlize too.' He laughed. 'She's a keeper, that's for sure...well, I'll do my best to keep her anyway!'"

Piers, who says 38-year-old Charlize is "even more absurdly beautiful in real life than she seems on screen," goes on to describe how he rubbed elbows with some of Hollywood's biggest stars that evening, including Paris Hilton and Bette Midler.

Charlize and Sean’s relationship status has been subject to speculation for some years now, but the pair reignited romance rumours after ringing in the New Year together in Hawaii at Sean’s holiday home.

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