Garcelle Beauvais Plays Coy About Sean Penn Dinner Date

Celebrity News Jun. 17, 2011 AT 9:14AM
Garcelle Beauvais Plays Coy About Sean Penn Dinner Date Credit: Michael Tullberg/Getty Images; Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

From one stunning actress to the next?

Weeks after splitting with Scarlett Johansson, Sean Penn was spotted having an intimate one-on-one meal with actress Garcelle Beauvais earlier this week at the Sunset Hotel in Hollywood.

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Former NYPD Blue star Beauvais, 44, wouldn't confirm or deny romance rumors when asked by Us Weekly at Thursday's Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills. Smiling widely, Beauvais simply said "No comment" about her status with Penn, 50. Was their dinner date to discuss Haiti, perhaps? (Beauvais is a native of the impoverished, earthquake-ravaged island nation, and Penn spends much of his time there helping lead relief efforts.)

"No comment!" Beauvais repeated to Us coyly, still beaming.

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As first reported by E! News, Beauvais and Penn broke bread together this past Tuesday at the Terrace Room at the Sunset Tower. Us Weekly confirmed that Penn, who often dines at the eatery with male pals, showed up with Beauvais around 10 p.m.; the low-key pair kept to themselves as they chatted and noshed on bread and raw vegetables.

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Last June, Beauvais filed for divorce from Mike Nilon, her husband of 9 years and father to her 3-year-old twins Jax and Joseph. In April 2010, Beauvais accused him of cheating on her in a furious email she blasted out to his colleagues at the CAA agency.

Penn broke up with Johansson, 25, in May after about five months together because he didn't want a "serious" relationship following his 2010 divorce from wife Robin Wright.

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