Is Brad Pitt finally moving on from his estranged wife, Angelina Jolie?
According to a new report, the father of six may be smitten with 21-year-old actress Ella Purnell after previously being linked to a number of other famous faces, including Kate Hudson, Margot Robbie, and Sienna Miller.
“He’s taking things as they come,” a source close to the actor revealed to In Touch Weekly on October 18. “He hasn’t wanted to get serious with anyone.”
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie parted ways over a year ago and shortly thereafter, TMZ confirmed that Jolie was requesting full physical custody of their six kids, including 16-year-old Maddox, 13-year-old Pax, 12-year-old Zahara, 11-year-old Shiloh, and 9-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox. Since then, both parties have been linked to other actors as their alleged custody battle continues.
Although Brad Pitt hasn’t yet confirmed plans for a new romance, he is currently being linked to Purnell, who actually played a young Angelina Jolie in 2014’s Maleficent. As In Touch Weekly magazine revealed, Pitt has allegedly cast the actress in his upcoming Starz series, Sweetbitter, after being blown away by her performance in 2016’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and this year’s Churchill.
“He went out of his way to cast her,” said a source.
As for how Ella Purnell reportedly feels about the attention she’s allegedly been receiving from Brad Pitt, the source said that the actress is extremely flattered and noted that Purnell has reportedly told her friends that Pitt has always been her top celebrity crush. Meanwhile, Pitt’s estranged wife, Jolie, is reportedly furious about the potential new romance and hates to think that Pitt would be spending time with someone who played the teenage version of her in a movie.
While there is a 32-year age difference between Brad Pitt and Ella Purnell, the In Touch Weekly magazine report noted that Pitt was allegedly taken with Purnell’s “spunky, funny demeanor” as well as her “formidable acting skills.”
Currently, Brad Pitt is hard at work on his upcoming film Ad Astra but all the while, In Touch Weekly magazine revealed, he’s been constantly checking in with Ella Purnell as she prepares for the start of production on his new Starz series. As their source revealed, Pitt wants to coach Purnell for the show and is sure that the series will make her a star.
“It’s only a matter of time before Brad takes their relationship to the next level,” the insider added.
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