Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Rocco gives Sean Penn the seal of approval on charity trip

They've been divorced for over 20 years but Madonna and Sean Penn are closer than ever, with the chart-topper and her son Rocco, 13, joining the actor for a charity trip to Haiti.  Madonna flew out with the teenager on Monday to support Sean's J/P Haitian Relief Organization in the Caribbean country which was devastated by the 2010 earthquake.
While insiders have reported that the former couple, who divorced in 1989, are enjoying a 'lovely reunion' as they work together on projects in the country, Rocco has given his seal of approval, posting a picture of himself hanging out with his mother's ex on his Instagram page.

The teenager, whose father is director Guy Ritchie, shared a picture of him and Sean in a jeep and captioned it 'Trouble is always here @seanpenn (sic).
The selfie shows Rocco, wearing a black T-shirt and a backwards baseball cap, giving a half smile for the camera while Sean looks straight ahead behind the wheel.'

The Oscar winner, who is currently rocking a moustache, is also casually dressed in jeans and a plaid shirt, with sunglasses.

Rocco shared a number of other pictures of himself in Haiti, including one of him holding hands with a number of children.

He captioned it 'You got to hold every one together (sic).'

There is also a picture of Rocco with his famous mother at a hospital, which he captioned: 'Hospitals will make you say, s**t I'm lucky.'

Rocco's seal of approval comes after it was claimed Madonna and Sean could be reconciling.

A source told The Sun that the couple, who were in a volatile four year marriage during the 80s, are enjoying their time together.

'It's quite a lovely reunion for them. They're both working on charity projects they're immensely passionate about and are enjoying each other's company doing it', the insider reports.

With Thanksgiving on Thursday, it's thought Madonna and Rocco will be staying put in the Caribbean for the holiday, with the insider adding: 'Thanksgiving is a huge deal for them and they've chosen to spend it together. She is giddy in his company.'

Penn, 53 has served as an ambassador-at-large for Haiti since early 2012, after founding his humanitarian group in the aftermath of the earthquake.

The group has focused on housing and relocating thousands of people from impromptu settlements that formed after the disaster.

Sean confirmed Madonna is working alongside him during a brief phone call to Associated Press.

The actor revealed that he had invited his ex-wife, who has previously donated $250,000 to the relief effort, and that they have 'maintained a great friendship over the years'.

'She's here, she's seeing, she's made the effort to come here, and I'm thrilled by that... She has a unique platform, and wherever she chooses to bring that to, it's very well,' the actor added.

The meet-up follows Sean's appearance at Madonna's launch of her SecretProjectRevolution art film in New York in September where the pair greeted each other with a huge hug.

Back in July the singer's longtime friend actress Debi Mazar told Andy Cohen that Sean was Madonna's 'true love'.

While Madonna has been spending time with Sean she hasn’t been spotted in the company of her toyboy lover Brahim Zaibat since August, when the couple enjoyed a holiday in France together.

The singer has been sharing plenty of photos from her trip to Haiti, posting multiple pictures on her Instagram page for her 800,000 followers.

Sean also posted his first snaps on the photo sharing website this week including one of himself walking through a former camp.

'With this picture, I bust my Instagram cherry. Gonna try to share snaps of our @jphro work in #Haiti and the country and its amazing people. In this shot, I'm walking where 60,000 people lived in tents after the earthquake. We've got 58,000 back in homes... It's a start (sic),' he wrote.