Alia Shawkat says she’s NOT dating Brad Pitt after string of outings with actor: ‘We’re just friends’
Alia Shawkat has denied she’s dating Brad Pitt after the duo were spotted numerous outings together.
Speculation that the 56-year-old Fight Club star had found love again was sparked after he was seen with Alia at an art exhibition in November 2019 followed by a string of other artsy outings.
But the Search Party actress has finally spoken out to address the rumors in a new interview with Vulture and insists: ‘We’re not dating, we’re just friends.’
‘Just friends’: Alia Shawkat says she is not dating Brad Pitt in a new interview with Vulture
After the gallery outing the twosome were also seen at comedian Mike Birbiglia’s one-man show, a Thundercat concert and Kanye West‘s Nebuchadnezzar opera show.
‘All my friends were like “What’s going on?” and sending me photos,’ Alia, 31, recalled.
‘I just felt overwhelmed. It’s that feeling of being naked in school, like, Oh my God, everyone’s looking at me.’
The actress admitted she wasn’t used to the amount of media attention she got and called it ‘uncontrollable’.
‘I’ve gotten press, but not like that,’ the California-born star added.
‘All my friends were like “What’s going on?” and sending me photos,’ Alia recalled of the attention she got for hanging out with brad, 56
When the romance rumors first emerged a source told People that the duo were just friends who shared an interest in art.
‘Brad loves the art world,’ the insider told the magazine. ‘He has a large group of artist friends that he hangs out with. Several are women, but he isn’t dating them. He just loves surrounding himself with good friends’
The pair were said to have formed a ‘tight bond’ that has been strengthened during quarantine – thanks in part to the fact that they live just ten minutes away from one another.
‘They’re only about 10 minutes away from each other, so Alia will bike or walk to Brad’s place whenever they have time to chill.’
‘I just felt overwhelmed. It’s that feeling of being naked in school, like, Oh my God, everyone’s looking at me.’ Alia, 31, said the attention made her feel uncomfortable
They bonded over art: The pair have been hanging a lot during the coronavirus lockdown. They are pictured in 2019 at an exhibition
And sometimes ‘they go for a drive down the coast’ in one of his luxury automobiles.
The actress, who is best known for her role in Arrested Development, was reportedly a frequent visitor of the Hollywood icon’s home throughout much of lockdown and sharing ‘pizza dates’ with him.
It has been claimed that she inspires his art work and gives him direction as she is an art aficionado.
‘She’s been by his side at his art studio, helping him brainstorm projects to get involved in, and vice versa,’ said an Us source.
Shawkat and Pitt are understood to have met through mutual friends in 2019.
Brad co-parents five of his six kids with ex-wife Angelina Jolie as eldest Maddox, 18, is an adult and at college.
Their other children are Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 13, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11. They share custody after a long battle with lawyers.
And here again with more friends: They have also seen plays together; seen in 2019