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Madonna and Sean Penn reunite for dinner in NYC

January 9, 2010 |  9:05 am

Madonna sean copy It's nice to think that Madonna and Sean Penn can be friends after all this time. They were, after all, once married to each other -- and now that both superstars are single, an intimate dinner takes on a whole new context.

That's exactly what happened on Thursday when Madge and Penn dined just-the-two-of-them in Manhattan.

HollywoodLife spotted the pair at Adour, a romantic joint inside the swanky St. Regis hotel, where they munched on butter-poached Maine lobster and talked for almost four hours.

The pair were married in August 1985 and officially divorced in January 1989. Now, if reconciliation is what they're after, the runway is clear for landing (although the singer has been cozy for some time with twentysomething model Jesus Luz).

Madonna divorced director Guy Ritchie in 2008, and Penn has been separated from wife Robin Wright since August 2009.

While that burning could be an eternal flame, Penn could simply be telling Madonna in person about his man-kissing.

Would you like the pair to reconcile, or were you glad when they ended it the first time around? Tell us in comments!

-- Matt Donnelly

Photos: Sean Penn at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Jan. 5, 2010, and Madonna at the New York premiere of "Nine" on  Dec. 15, 2009. Credits: John Shearer / Getty Images, left; Peter Kramer / Associated Press, right.

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