Madonna turns 57 today, but ahead of her birthday it looks as though she may have had a few nostalgic moments when posting a picture of herself being kissed by Sean Penn. She got it right in her caption, “Its almost our birthdays!! 2 Leo’s ❤️#rebelhearts,” as these two were the rebels of the 80s!
According to ET Online on August 14, Penn’s birthday is the day after Madonna’s, so Monday Penn will ring in his 55th year! Many of the baby boomers out there remember when Madonna married Penn on her 27th birthday back in 1985 and how it raised quite a few eyebrows.
Penn, who had pretty much stayed true to his name as the “bad boy” in Hollywood with his antics, hooked up with Madonna in a whirlwind romance. The material girl also never failed to drop a few jaws, so they really were a rebel couple. A rebel pop singer and a rebel actor was a match made in Hollywood that didn’t last all that long.
In an article titled, “Everyone said it wouldn’t last,” People Magazine wrote back in 1987 about the two year marriage of Madonna and Penn coming to an end. It was messy, with Madonna claiming he had tied her to a chair in their Malibu home for nine hours.
The story went that he untied her so she could use the bathroom and she fled to the police station. This put Sean in major trouble with the law so Madonna withdrew the complaint and the two went their separate ways via a divorce, reports the New York Post.
They were quite the couple and folks kept their eyes to the headlines to see what the duo was up to next. This divorce took a lot out of the material girl at the time, as she appeared to really care for Penn.
Friends reported she had no choice but to divorce Penn, whose temper was running rampant at the time. He was very jealous and this often caused arguments if he saw Madonna even talking to other men, which she couldn’t avoid in her career.
The Spreadit today is asking if Madonna is missing Penn or is she just a bit nostalgic? This whirlwind relationship the two shared years ago captured the attention of the nation at the time because of all the drama in their lives.
Madonna even dedicated an album to Penn back in the days when the two were happy together. While they’ve been divorced for a long time, there was never any bad-blood between the two, reports ET Online.
Madonna’s 1986 album “True Blue” was the album she dedicated to Penn. Back when the album first came out Madonna said, “This is dedicated to my husband, the coolest guy in the universe.” Decades later she is remembering the days of her big and crazy love on her 57th birthday!