Robin Wright Penn Will Remain Friends with Her Ex
"New beginnings, definitely," she tells Redbook in its November issue, out Oct. 27. "For me, my career too. My kids are older now."
But, of course, ending a marriage isn't easy. After a notoriously rocky 13-year marriage to infamously hot-tempered actor/director Penn, the actress, 43, filed for divorce in August for what appears to be the final time.
"It never [feels good]," she says of their public split. "Yes, it's divorce; it's a given that it will be public. But … it's so disrespectful. 'You're an actress, you owe us this?' 'F--- you,' is what I say."
Comparing her emotions to "high tide, low tide," she says, "Okay, I have to relax and just give it over."
But it's a path that she says takes her away from a state of what she previously called being stagnant.
"The older you get, of course, the knowingness of the truth – the ownership of knowing – is louder," she says. "And that voice is louder, definitely: 'So are you not happy now?' "
But that doesn't mean putting the past totally away. Asked if she'd remain friends with her ex, with whom she has two children, she answered, simply: "Yeah."