Charlize Theron was photographed wearing a flashy piece of jewelry on her left ring finger while strolling through the Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, July 23. The glimpse of the new sparkler came just days after reports that the actress was planning to wed Sean Penn emerged, fueling the rumors even more.
In the snapshot, the 38-year-old actress, who was wearing minimal make up, was trying to cover her face with a white jacket. A diamond ring could be seen as she lifted her left hand.
A representative for Penn has declined to issue a statement on the report. A source told Us Weekly that the jewelry Theron donned wasn't an engagement ring. However, as previously reported, Penn confidant said that "they absolutely want to get married."
Theron and her beau are reportedly set to tie the knot in her native South Africa later this summer. The couple is currently filming new movie "The Last Face" in South Africa, in which she stars and Penn is directing.
Theron and Penn had been friends for 18 years before things turned romantic for them. "Charlize has seen Sean grow up," a friend of Penn revealed, "they're looking to the future with a lot of hope."
This will be the first marriage for Theron and third for Penn, who previously married Madonna and Robin Wright. Penn has two children with Wright. Theron is a mother to a 2-year-old adopted son. A source said that Theron and Penn also planned to adopt a child together. The blond beauty "always intended to have another child."