Hollywood actor Sean Penn has confirmed his new romance with actress Charlize Theron to TV host Piers Morgan.
The stars sparked rumours they're enjoying a relationship after they were spotted on vacation together in Hawaii over the New Year holiday.
TV host and former tabloid editor Morgan now claims Penn confirmed the romance during a chat with him at the actor's recent charity event Help Haiti Home Gala in California.
In a column for Britain's Event magazine, Morgan writes, "At 2am, 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!'"
Morgan adds of a subsequent conversation with Theron, "'I'm so glad you two have got together,' I said, 'Sean's a great guy.' 'I know,' she smiled, putting her hand round his shoulder."