Last we heard news of Brad Pitt’s dating life, we received anonymously sourced reports that he was “casually” dating now after more than a year since his split with Angelina Jolie, which, all things considered, sounded just fine and healthy. Now, Page Six brings us a dispatch of Pitt allegedly out there in the real world flirting. A noted departure for a guy who has a long history of dating women within his industry. The added detail: he’s apparently using his real name to do so.
Yes, in case you weren’t aware, Pitt’s birth certificate indicates “William” as his legal first name. “Bradley,” as it turns out, is technically his middle name.
According to Page Six, Pitt recently made a caffeine pickup trip to Los Angeles’s Coffee Commissary. “He arrived by motorcycle, wearing sunglasses, jeans and a leather jacket,” their sources says. While waiting in line, Pitt struck up a conversation with a blonde woman who was “acting overly bubbly and looked a little like Kate Bosworth.” She was not. (The real Bosworth is famously married. Pitt’s line-buddy merely looked like her.)
“I’m Lydia,” said the woman.
Pitt reportedly extended his hand, and said, “Hi, I’m William.”
“Oh, you look like a Bradley,” responded the woman.
“Well, that’s my middle name,” said Pitt with a smile and a wink.
Apparently with coffee now in hand, Lydia made her exit by saying, “Nice to meet you, Bradley … I mean William.”
Putting aside the fact this literally reads like G-rated fan fiction, congratulations to random Los Angeles resident and almost Kate Bosworth doppelgänger “Lydia” for handing this as absolutely smoothly as a person who was randomly flirted up by Brad William Pitt in a coffee shop possibly could. Many might struggle to remember their own names in such a situation.
Of course, take all reports about Pitt’s love life with a grain of salt. Numerous reports have surfaces since his split with Jolie that he’s been linked to one star or another, but all have been quickly shot down as fake news. Mostly, he’s spent his post-split time ruminating on life, listening to Frank Ocean, and sculpting.
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.