Brad Pitt is officially a single man for the first time in almost two decades, and, if the gossips are to be believed, women all over Hollywood are basically lining up to date the new bachelor. Including, per quite questionable rumors, some women from his past.
Page Six reports that Pitt has "suddenly been contacted" by pretty much every single one of his pre-Jennifer Aniston actress girlfriends, including Juliette Lewis, Christina Applegate, Thandie Newton, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
This is pretty spurious information for Page Six to drop, though, considering every single one of those women is currently spoken for. Newton has been married to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel screenwriter Ol Parker for over 18 years. Paltrow is pretty serious with American Horror Story producer Brad Falchuk. Applegate has been married to Porno for Pyros bassist Martyn LeNoble since 2013. Lewis has her own '90s hard rocker bae, too, in Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk (indeed, they recently made it red carpet official at the Vanity Fair Oscars party).
Page Six also included Kate Hudson in that list as well, but it's completely unclear if she and Pitt even dated at all in the first place. Rumors emerged that the two were quietly seeing each other last year, but were never confirmed. Apparently Hudson's family found the gossip ridiculous enough to publicly joke about it. (Kate's brother Oliver Hudson lampooned the rumors on Twitter.) In any event, Hudson has a new flame in musician Danny Fujikawa. They were spotted out in public just 10 days ago.
We're left to imagine that other notable Pitt exes, including Robin Givens and Elizabeth Daily (the voice actress best known for her roles as Tommy Pickles and a Powerpuff Girl ... yes, they were a thing back in the '80s) have better things to do then send late night texts (assuming they even have Pitt's number).
Even if all those rumors seem false, a supposed Pitt insider said, “Brad isn’t interested [in rekindling with any exes]. No partying, no fun. Just work and parenting."
Indeed, Pitt supposedly isn't looking to jump into another relationship anytime soon. “Brad has been dating a bit, but he is extremely careful to keep it secret,” the source said. “He’s focused on his kids, and he’s happy — now that he has settled his divorce from Angelina — to be out of the public eye.”
That likely means that his recent supposed flirtation with Sienna Miller was nothing more than rumor either.
In any event, bringing up Pitt's long list of exes does remind us that the man is pretty much a serial monogamist. We all know there wasn't much of a gap (if any, depending on what side of the story you believe) between Aniston and Angelina Jolie, and a reading of his dating history reveals no significant stretches between relationships since he first became famous in the late '80s.
So, maybe it's good for him to take some time to himself as a single man. Concentrating on co-parenting, picking up his new hobby as a sculptor, producing some of Hollywood's most award-winning movies, and listening to Bon Iver albums is probably all he needs right now. Even Brad Pitt needs me time.
It's also a reminder that there is always life after a breakup. If the vast majority of Brad Pitt's exes can get over him and find happiness elsewhere, there's hope for us all.
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