Robin Wright on her marriage to Sean Penn: I learned how to love

Robin Wright reluctantly opened up to Vanity Fair on her marriage to Sean Penn. The "House of Cards" actress reflected on her past love after saying she's "not in the business of talking about what 'isn't.'"

"My eyes are set forward and I’ve never been happier," Wright said in an e-mail to Vanity Fair. "I have too much respect for Sean and our two extraordinary children to sell our past joys and woes for public consumption and fodder."

While Wright did not want to dwell on the past, she admitted her relationship with Penn taught her how to love.

"I believe we were together not only to have our beautiful children but to learn how to love … for the next time around, the right way. And then, what I’m looking for in people kindness."

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Wright said she's "never been happier" than she is with 34-year-old boyfriend Ben Foster. She also dished on the couple's active sex life and said her much-younger man is keeping her very satisfied in the bedroom.

"[Ben] inspires me to be the best of myself. There’s so much to learn. It’s endless. How great! It took me a long time to grow up. Love is possible as life is possible."

While the 48-year-old had starring roles in "Forrest Gump" and "The Princess Bride," the actress said she put her career on hold to raise her two children. Now that they are grown, she's embracing stardom.

"I feel as though I've just graduated. I mean, I never went to college. I was pregnant at 23," she told Vanity Fair. "You hear people say how they have 'arrived,' but it was just always there, waiting to come out. For me, it just took a long time. I'm 48. I'm finally a person. I think I'm finally ready."

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