Life & Style has learned that Charlize Theron and Sean Penn’s wedding plans have come to a screeching halt.

“Charlize is afraid a piece of paper will ruin everything,” a source close to the couple says in the new issue of Life & Style. “She’s never been married and she’s not only getting pressure from Sean, but from her mother, Gerda, too.”

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The insider adds that Gerda’s worried Charlize is letting history repeat itself. “Gerda thinks this is exactly like her relationship with her ex-boyfriend Stuart Townsend all over again,” the insider shares.

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“Charlize dated Stuart for years, and they talked about marriage all the time. They would get close, make some plans, but Charlize could never go through with it.”

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Charlize and ex Stuart in 2009.

But, the Oscar winner isn’t ready for anything to end. “Charlize is all for being in a committed relationship,” the insider explains, adding that “she’s just afraid to commit to marriage.”

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