No Way! Is Brad Pitt Seriously Dating Charlize Theron?
As if that weren't juicy enough, the plot thickens; this Hollywood bombshell is known to have a long-running feud with another of Tinseltown's most beautiful faces—Brad Pitt's ex-wife, Angelina Jolie!
The rumor mill is running at full speed with this story, so we're sharing what we know so far.
First things first: nothing has been made official, and this is strictly hearsay.
And as for the "sighting" that got the wheels turning? Charlize Theron and Brad Pitt were spotted at a special screening of award-winning film Roma in early January at the swanky Chateau Marmont, a French-style hotel in Los Angeles that A-list celebs frequent.
As you can imagine, the pair wasn't busy socializing with a group of other guests. Instead, Charlize separated herself from the crowd by sitting at the bar with a vodka cocktail, only to be joined a few moments later by Brad Pitt for (you guessed it) some alone time.
The 55-year-old actor reportedly disappeared momentarily to change outfits after enjoying the film, then spent the rest of the evening with his full attention on Charlize.
Many were of course enthralled by what seemed to be unfolding before them; Brad had his arm around Charlize's lower back, the two laughing and smiling and staying close to each other until it was time to change venues. A witness even claimed to have seen Brad wink at Charlize, the cherry on top of this cake of, well, flirtation.
No has spoken up about where the pair headed to after making their exit from the hotel, but we're assuming it was somewhere just as luxe!
Here's where the story gets interesting.
Brad and Charlize didn't actually meet at the Roma screening. They'd been friends for a while now despite having never worked on a film together, and interestingly enough, it was Charlize's ex-fiancé Sean Penn who introduced them all those years back.
They'd spent some time together as pals, but it was only over the holidays when things developed. By the time they were spotted at the Chateau, they'd supposedly already been "casually seeing each other" for a month, often spending time in Brad's massive Hollywood mansion.
Both Charlize and Brad's fans seem to be glad about the budding romance, but there could be a thorn in their sides should they become a serious couple. Brad's ex-wife, who he infamously divorced in 2016, is none other than Angelina Jolie, a.k.a. Charlize's biggest competition in the industry who is said to have a feud with her for years.
That's right, Brad seems to be cozying it up with a woman in a move he knew would upset his ex, begging the question if he did it wilfully or not.
In case you were wondering why Angelina and Charlize have beef between them, it all boils down to a string of professional friction.
The two are often picked for similar roles (e.g.: strongwilled female leads) and it's been said that directors and producers, up to a certain degree, purposely pit the women against each other, leaving it up to themselves to find ways to bag a project, further fueling the discord.
This has likewise not been confirmed, but the public is convinced that this why the stunners have never gotten along.
Much is left to be discovered from this high-profile pairup, and we're sure keeping our eyes peeled for what's to come next!
Photos from @charlizeafrica