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.”
A Photographic Guide To Everyone Brad Pitt Has Dated
A pre-divorce Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the premiere of By The Sea in Hollywood, in November 2015. The couple were together from 2005-2016.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence and Conflict in London in June 2014.The couple were together from 2005-2016.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, arrive for the premiere of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). The couple were together from 2005-2016.
Where it all began: Brad Pitt and then-girlfriend Robin Givens in Los Angeles. The couple were together from 1986-1987.
Actress Shalene McCall and Brad Pitt enjoyed a brief dalliance after meeting on the set of TV show Windmills of the Gods. The couple dated in 1987.
McCall and Pitt are again spotted in Beverly Hills. The couple dated in 1987.
Brad Pitt and Jill Schoelen, who dated for one year, are spotted by paparazzi. The couple were together from 1988-1989.
On-set co-stars, Brad Pitt and Jill Schoelen enjoyed a brief relationship that drew great media attention. The couple dated in 1987.
Brad Pitt and Jill Schoelen at the 20/20 Club in Los Angeles. The couple dated in 1987.
Brad Pitt & Christina Applegate during 1989 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California. The couple were together from 1988-1989.
Christina Applegate and Brad Pitt spotted again in 1989. The couple were together from 1988-1989.
Brad Pitt and actress Juliette Lewis enjoyed a lengthy long relationship in the public eye. Here they are in 1991. The couple were together from 1989-1993.
Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis at the AMC Theater in Santa Monica, for the premiere of Thelma & Louise (1991). The couple were together from 1989-1993.
Brad and Gwyneth Paltrow attend the Hamlet Broadway Play Opening Night Performance in 1995, in New York City. The couple were together from 1994-1997.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt, 1996. The couple were together from 1994-1997.
Brad Pitt and girlfriend actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrive before the 68th Annual Academy Awards on March 25, 1996 in Los Angeles, California. The couple were together from 1994-1997.
Brad Pitt and actress Gwyneth Paltrow attend The Devil’s Own New York City premiere on March 13, 1997, in New York City. The couple were together from 1994-1997.
Actress Claire Forlani and actor Brad Pitt attend the 50th Annual Writers Guild of America Awards in 1998, in Beverly Hills, California. The couple dated in 1998.
Brad and Jennifer attend the Rock Star premiere in 2001 in Hollywood. The couple were together from 1998-2005.
Actress Jennifer Aniston and actor Brad Pitt attend The Mexican Westwood premiere in 2001. The couple were together from 1998-2005.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, married for five years, appear here at the 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, in 1999. The couple were together from 1998-2005.
The couple, thought to be an American institution, divorced in 2005. Here the couple make an appearance at the 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards. The couple were together from 1998-2005.
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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