The House of Cards star opened up about her fiancé and her ex-husband Sean Penn

By Jacqueline Andriakos
Updated March 10, 2015 06:40 PM
Credit: Patrick Demarchelier/Vanity Fair

Robin Wright is very frank when it comes to the passion she shares with Ben Foster.

“I’ve never been happier in my life than I am today,” the Golden Globe-winning House of Cards star, 48, told Vanity Fair in the April cover story, which hits national newsstands March 17.

“Perhaps it’s not ladylike, but I’ve never laughed more, read more, or come more than with Ben. He inspires me to be the best of myself. There’s so much to learn. It’s endless. How great!” she told the magazine of her on-again fiancé.

Wright, who got engaged to the 34-year-old Lone Survivor actor in January 2014, also opened up about her previous 13-year marriage to Gangster Squad actor Sean Penn, 54. The former couple – who have two children together, daughter Dylan, 23, and son Hopper Jack, 21 – finalized what the actress once called a “devastating” divorce in August 2010.

“I’m not in the business of talking about what ‘isn’t,’ ” Wright wrote in an email to Vanity Fair editor Sam Kashner. “I have too much respect for Sean and our two extraordinary children to sell our past joys and woes for public consumption and fodder,” she said.

She also credits the up-and-down relationship with teaching her how to love properly.

“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. What I’m looking for in people now is kindness,” she wrote.

Now, the actress and mom is looking towards the future and celebrating her upcoming nuptials.

“I m having an out of body experience! I can’t even process it,” she told PEOPLE last year after her engagement.

She also added, “It’s still new. We’re still talking about where, when, how, but couldn’t be happier.”