By Katelyn Di Salvo

Famous couple Charlize Theron and Sean Penn are no more! According to, the pair were friends for years and, like many friendships, that blossomed into celebrity love. The two secretly got engaged during a trip to Paris, and now, almost a year and a half into their relationship and love life, the couple have called off their celebrity engagement! This comes as a shock to many, being that the couple seemed to be very happy together.  Theron was quoted saying, “I’m a very, very, very lucky girl,” to Esquire magazine just this past April!  Penn was also quoted with similar sentiments in an interview with Esquire UK this past March saying, “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.”

Another celebrity engagement that didn’t make it down the aisle! What are some ways to know it’s time to break off an engagement?

Cupid’s Advice:

Not all relationships and love are meant to last forever. How do you know when it’s right to call off an engagement? Cupid has some tips:

1. Avoiding each other: If you find yourself looking for any excuse to not be with each other then you may want to consider a break up.  Engagements are supposed to be a happy time where you want nothing more than to come home to each other and spend time together, not the opposite.

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2. You DON’T: If you are putting your wedding plans on the back burner and have already postponed, it may be time to reconsider. Thinking about saying “I Do” should bring forth a whole bunch of emotions, but dread should not be one of them.

Related Link: 6 Celebrity Break-Up’s That Shocked Everyone 

3. You fight… A lot: Every couple fights, it’s normal to get into fights with the people you love.  But if most of the time you spend together is spent on fighting then thats a problem.  Who wants to be in a relationship where most of your energy is put into arguments rather than the happy moments.


What are some other ways to know when to call off an engagement? Share your ideas below.