Brad Pitt and actress Alia Shawkat were spotted hanging out together recently. Rumors have it that Pitt has already introduced Shawkat to his ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston, and the Arrested Development actress is allegedly more interested to date the Friends star than Brad.
Pitt and Shawkat sparked dating rumors once again after they were seen sharing a meal in LA earlier this month. The alleged date happened a day after the two were also seen watching a concert together.
But according to Woman's Day, Brad and Alia are just friends. It claimed that the two value their friendship so much and they wouldn't want to complicate things between them with a romance. Instead, the tabloid added Aniston to Brad and Alia's story.
A source of the outlet claimed Shawkat became close to Aniston after Pitt introduced the two to each other. The insider added Alia even finds Jen more attractive than the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood actor.
"Alia has also become close to Jen and has even joked that she finds her more attractive than Brad and would rather date her than him," the source said.
Gossip Cop disproved Woman's Day story. It cited a source close to the situation who confirmed that Brad and Alia are just friends. The source added the claim that the 30-year-old actress is more interested in dating Jen than Brad is also is completely fabricated.
Gossip Cop also noted that in its latest story, Woman's Day contradicted its earlier claim that Pitt was getting serious with his relationship with the Search Party star. The tabloid also earlier alleged that the War Machine actor has already introduced Alia to his parents.
Brad and Alia became friends years ago. Apparently, they formed a bond after they found a mutual interest in art and Pitt is a huge fan of Shawkat's work.
The two were first spotted together watching a comedy show in October 2019. It was followed by a visit to an art gallery and they also attended Kanye West's opera show at the Hollywood Bowl in November 2019.
Since his divorce from Angelina Jolie in 2016, the Ad Astra actor has been rumored dating different women. Aside from Aniston and Shawkat, there were also speculations that Brad dated Charlize Theron, MIT professor Neri Oxman, and jewelry designer Sat Hari Khalsa.
However, Pitt has confirmed that he is not dating anyone at the moment. In New York Times magazine's "The Great Performers" issue in December, the actor stressed that none of these dating rumors about him are true. He added that he has no idea how many women have been linked to him in the past couple of years because he stopped reading all the press since 2004.