Sean Penn: Filing For Separation 'An Arrogant Mistake'

Friday, May 22, 2009  |  Updated 2:00 PM EDT
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Sean Penn: Filing For Separation 'An Arrogant Mistake'

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Now that he has withdrawn his filing for legal separation from wife Robin Wright Penn, Sean Penn said he regrets his decision to file in the first place.

"It was an arrogant mistake," the actor said in a statement to Access Hollywood.

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As reported Thursday on AccessHollywood.com, Penn's request for legal separation was "dismissed and taken out of the system" less than a month after it was filed.

Penn initially filed the papers on April 24 in Marin County, Calif., citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split.

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It marked the second time the Oscar winner and his wife had filed for separation – the first time coming in December 2007. However, they reconciled in April 2008.

Penn, 48, and Wright, 43, wed in April 1996.

The couple has two children — daughter Dylan Francis, 18, and son Hopper Jack, 15.

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Penn and Wright have starred in several films together, including 1988's "Hurlyburly" and 1997's "She's So Lovely."

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