Are They or Aren't They? The Real Deal on Charlize Theron & Sean Penn's Engagement

Charlize Theron and Sean Penn

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Fake out! When Charlize Theron was spotted wearing a diamond ring on that finger earlier this week the rumor mill was abuzz with talk of an engagement to Sean Penn. And, unfortunately for those in favor of the union, the ring was not a sign of a proposal. Turns out the sparkler is an Anita Ko 18K yellow gold-and-diamond leaf ring, which Charlize bought for herself Us Weekly reports. Clocking in at $4,900, it's a pretty pricey treat.

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Despite the lack of that type of ring on her figure, all signs point to a marriage between the two Oscar winners. Just last week a source close to the couple came out saying they want to get married "very soon," preferably by the end of the summer, when the lovestruck pair are done filming The Last Face, which Penn directs and Theron stars in.

And though the high-profile couple have been together less than a year, their rush to wed doesn't surprise us. Theron has spoken very highly of the actor in the past: "A friend kind of stepped into that [romantic] role, and I really didn't see it coming," Theron recently said when describing her relationship with Penn in Vogue. "We were just really good friends. And it's been slow going because you are aware that you could screw that up and lose it. We had to think about it. But at the end of the day, it was somewhat effortless."

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In the meantime, we'll keep our eyes peeled for further wedding developments. And while it may not have served as the sparkler, the bling that Charlize is wearing would work really well as a stunning unique engagement ring. Just sayin'.

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