Sean Penn, 54, On Marriage, Love And Taking It A Day At A Time

Photo by Nigel Parry 

Photo by Nigel Parry 

"Yes, I'd get married again. You say I've been married twice before but I've been married under circumstances where I was less informed than I am today, so I wouldn't even consider it a third marriage, I'd consider it a first marriage on its own terms if I got married again. I mean, I like the tradition. A friend of mine wrote a line, "Without tradition, new things die." And I don't want new things to die.

Yeah, I'm surprised to be in love. Lot of reasons. I'm self-proclaimed bad at mathematics but I can do two plus two: 53 years old plus finally beginning to figure out why you haven't been happy in a single relationship? It could seem too late. But to run into somebody now who you care about is a much more passionate, deeper, truer and – God! – a much happier feeling. It's a lot more romantic and a lot more fulfilling to be in a relationship and to think you're a good person within it.

Everything is one day at a time. None of us can count our chickens, that's for sure. I get worried every time my kids are driving somewhere, and they're 21 and 23 years old. But we're sitting here today. And today I'm a very happy guy." - Sean Penn via Esquire