Madonna Shares Sweet Pic With Sean Penn Days After Defending Him in Lawsuit

Madonna shared a throwback photo with ex-husband Sean Penn on Twitter on Saturday, Dec. 19, days after defending him in a lawsuit Credit: Neal Preston/CORBIS

Standing by his side. Madonna shared a throwback photo with ex-husband Sean Penn on Twitter on Saturday, December 19, days after she defended him in a lawsuit.

“2 rebel hearts on a couch,” the pop queen, 57, captioned the pic of the two of them sitting on a couch together.

Madonna and Penn have remained friendly since ending their four-year marriage in 1989. Earlier this week, the “Living for Love” singer denied that Penn, 55, ever beat her in a new declaration that the actor submitted in his defamation lawsuit against director Lee Daniels.

2 rebel ❤️'s on a couch.

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As previously reported, the Milk actor is suing the Empire creator, 55, over allegations Daniels made during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in which he claimed that Penn is abusive toward women. During the interview, Daniels defended Empire actor Terrence Howard, who has faced allegations of domestic abuse against his ex wives.

In the document obtained by THR, Madonna refers to two instances of Penn’s alleged abuse against her.

“I am aware of the allegations that have surfaced over the years accusing Sean of incidents of physical assault and abuse against me,” her declaration reads. “Specifically, I am aware of the allegations concerning an alleged incident that occurred in June, 1987, whereby (according to tabloid reports), Sean allegedly struck me with a ‘baseball bat.’ I know the allegations in those and other reports to be completely outrageous, reckless, and false."

“I am also aware of allegations concerning an incident that occurred in December, 1989, which purportedly resulted in Sean’s arrest for domestic assault and battery against me,” the singer continued. “I know those allegations to be false. While we certainly had more than one heated argument during our marriage, Sean has never struck me, ‘tied me up,’ or physically assaulted me, and any report to the contrary is completely outrageous, malicious, reckless, and false.”

Meanwhile, Daniels has cited the First Amendment in his attempt to have the lawsuit dismissed.

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