Are Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron Hollywood’s newest power couple?
Over the weekend, Brad and Charlize became the subject of headlines when The Sun reported that the two A-listers were dating. According to the outlet, the 55-year-old actor and the 43-year-old actress met through Charlize’s ex, Sean Penn, and that their romance developed over the holidays.
“They have been casually seeing each other for nearly a month now,” said a source. “They’ve been friends for some time — ironically through Sean — but things have developed.”
The Sun also reports that the alleged couple were spotted hanging out at the bar in Chateau Marmont.
“They were ridiculously touchy-feely and his arm was around her back. At one point he winked at her,” the source continued, adding, “Brad seemed in a really good place — they both looked really happy.”
BUT…New reports have since been published with news that that is NOT the case.
A source tells ET, “Brad and Charlize have known each other for years and recently became even better friends after working together.”
However, despite the reported friendship, according to ET, they are NOT an item.
“They enjoy each other’s company and connect on many levels,” the source added. “Brad and Charlize have a lot of mutual friends and share their love of acting, but neither of them are ready for a serious relationship right now.”
“They are both very single at the moment so it’s no surprise people are talking romance,” the source continues. “They truly would make a Hollywood power couple, but at this point, they’re friends.”
People also reports that Brad and Charlize were “never romantically involved,” but also addressed another aspect of The Sun’s initial report claiming they were introduced by Sean. According to the outlet, the rumored couple first met at the shoot for the ad campaign six months ago.
“About six months ago, they did a shoot together,” the source tells People. “They have not been out together recently, and were never dating. Reports of them being involved romantically are false.”
And as for Sean introducing the two of them, “That couldn’t be more false. Not in the slightest,” the source said.
With conflicting reports surfacing, let’s review what we know about these two so far.
FACT 1: Brad and Charlize DID work together recently, along with Adam Driver, for an ad campaign for Breitling watches. The three stars were featured as the Breitling Cinema Squad in their #squadonamission campaign – which was posted on the brand’s official Facebook page last September.
FACT 2: Brad and ex-wife Angelina Jolie filed for divorce in 2016. They have six children together, and have reached a custody agreement last November, which Angie’s attorney, Samantha Bley DeJean, has confirmed in a statement.
FACT 3: Charlize was engaged to Sean, but they went their separate ways in 2015.
Both Brad’s and Charlize’s respective reps have yet to comment on the dating rumors, so, for now, let’s maybe take everything with a grain of salt. But we’ll be keeping a close eye on these two and keep you guys posted.