In a disastrous Hollywood disunion tantamount to a massive, tectonic fissure erupting at Nichols Canyon, splitting our fair city in half and sending the two distinctive, autonomous land masses, rechristened Los and Angeles, their separate ways, divided by a blocks-long body of water that will eventually come to be known as the MidWilshire Ocean, Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn have announced that their love, it is no more:
Sean Penn and wife Robin Wright Penn are divorcing, their rep, Mara Buxbaum, confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
No other details were immediately available. The couple, who've been married 11 years, have two children together, Hopper Jack, 14, and Dylan Frances, 16.
Theirs was a love kindled under Hollywood limelight: While Robin had a bit part as Mall Patron #117 in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and was instantly smitten from afar with the tasty-wave epicure, it wasn't until her first big break, starring opposite Sean in Shanghai Surprise, that the slightly older and charismatic actor took notice of the fair beauty, whose acting skills weren't nearly as dreadful as he had been warned many, many, many times before shooting began. Their love grew on the set of The Princess Bride, where Penn's indelible characterization as Ennio "You murdered my father. Now I murder you, too." Motorola had an already-gaga Wright Penn giggling uncontrollably at his funny-accent antics. They were married soon after, an event that anticipated the coming tabloidization of our culture, with several dozen paparazzi-filled helicopters, submarines, and dirigibles invading the nuptials. (Penn famously hooked one of the whirlybirds with a 2000-foot grappling hook, singlehandedly pulled it to the ground, and proceeded to pummel the photographer piloting it beyond recognition.) The two were set to pair up again in the upcoming Harvey Milk biopic Milk, in which Wright Penn was far along in talks to play Sugar, the female sex-worker paramour the famed gay SF city councilman was secretly seeing on the side. What the sad dissolution of their marriage means for the future of Robin's involvement in the project is anyone's guess.