8 Things You Need To Know About Robert Pattinson's New 'Girlfriend' Dylan Penn

01 October 2013 by

Dylan Penn, Robin Wright Penn and Hopper Jack Penn [getty]

It’s all hotting up for Robert Pattinson in this week’s issue of Grazia, where we bring you the news of how the actor has been linked to not one, not two but THREE lucky ladies - all within the space of seven days. We can barely keep up – we don’t know how he does.

Whilst one of the ladies turned out to be his personal trainer (obvs) and the other remains a ‘mystery’ brunette, one girl that he certainly has been spending time with is none other than Sean Penn’s daughter Dylan.

Reports of a romance between Dylan and Rob began last week after a photograph of them enjoying a romantic evening at the Viper Rooms emerged in a couple of US publications. But aside from her famous dad, what else do we know about 21-year-old Dylan…?

1. She’s a model

Or at least she is aspiring to be one. Dylan is signed to David Todd Model Management, and whilst we had never heard of him before David also has Paris Hilton and um, Saskia on his books.

2. Her middle name is Frances

Given that her first name would more commonly be used by a boy, as does her second name, we can’t help but wonder if her parents had hoped they were going to have a boy.

3. Her mum is good mates with Jennifer Aniston

How cool, huh. Jennifer Aniston and Dylan’s mum (or mom as she probably calls her) Robin Wright Penn are like totally mates and have been seen chatting together at several red carpet events.

4. Her dad is mates with Kristen Stewart

Well, this could make things a bit awkward. Kristen, aka Robert’s EX GIRLFRIEND, is really good friends with Sean Penn. The pair stared together in Into The Wild in 2007 and are thought to have remained close since.

5. AND he was married to Madonna

Before getting together with Robin, Sean was actually married to Madonna for four years between 1985 and 1989. There relationship was marred by constant accusations of alleged violence including in 1987 when Madonna was said to have needed an x-ray after Sean hit her around the head with a baseball bat.

6. Her grandfather directed hit TV show Matlock

Yep, you might not have heard of it but your parents certainly will have done. Leo Penn, Sean’s dad, directed legendary American TV series Matlock – ask your mum.

7. Her Uncle Michael worked on the soundtrack for Girls

How cool is this? Dylan's uncle Michael had not one but two songs played in the last episode of Girls series 1. We love Girls.

8. Her brother is named after two famous actors

Dylan's younger brother, whose name is Hopper Jack Penn, was named after Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson - because his father was a massive fan of Easy Rider... in which both of the actors star.


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