Exes Charlize Theron and Sean Penn had an awkward encounter at the red carpet of Cannes 2016. On Friday, they were spotted together for the first time since their breakup almost a year ago.

The Mad Max: Fury Road actress stood for a group photo along with the Milk star to promote his directorial movie, The Last Face. She stars in the film together with Javier Bardem and Adele Exarchopoulos.

In a photo opportunity at the red carpet of Cannes 2016, Charlize Theron posed in a group photo with Sean Penn but they did not stand together. In photos published in Us Magazine, the actor stood to the far left corner together Zubin Cooper. Exarchopoulos stood beside Robin Wright’s ex while Bardem was on her right. The Dark Places actress stood beside him.

There was not much interaction between the former but Charlize Theron was spotted at one point smiling at, then having a good laugh with Adele Exarchopoulos.


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The 40-year-old star looked stunning in a blush dress that was accented with lace. She completed her look with a matching belt and black stilettos. Her beach wave tresses fell to her face while she opted to put on a bold lip color.


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The 55-year-old actor, on the other hand, opted to go casual  for his Cannes 2016 outing. He wore a green military jacket over a black shirt that he paired with khaki pants. To finish off his look, he wore a pair of white trainers.

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However, everything seems to be all good between Charlize Theron and Sean Penn as they shared an embrace at another Cannes 2016 event later in the day.

The exes where photographed kissing each other on the cheek as they graced the red carpet for the premiere of their film. People noted that the couple’s demeanor was the opposite of their “frosty encounter” early on Friday.