"It was an arrogant mistake," the New York Daily News quoted him as saying. Friends of the couple think the move to turn to court stemmed from a fit of rage.
A pal said: "They love each other like crazy but they fight like crazy. They may have gotten into a fight where she said she wanted a divorce and he filed just to beat her to the punch, even though he doesn't want a divorce. That doesn't mean they're suddenly happy and in love. It's anyone's guess where this is going."
The pair had launched a divorce petition in December 2007 but it was later dismissed at their request.
New York (ANI): Actor Sean Penn has withdrawn his motion for legal separation from wife of 13 years, Robin Wright. The two-time Oscar-winning actor had filed papers in California's Marin County Superior Court seeking divorce from his better half. But the I am Sam star, who shares daughter Dylan Frances, 18, and son Hopper Jack, 15 with Robin, decided to pull back.