Brad Pitt is taken by 21-year-old British actress Ella Purnell, an American magazine claimed recently. What has led social media to work itself into a frenzy over Pitt’s dating scene is Purnell’s striking resemblance to Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie, who Pitt was married to till last year.
Brad, 53, reports said, was ‘enchanted’ by Ella. The actress met Pitt when she was cast in Sweetbitter, that Brad’s company is producing. Ella has worked alongside Angelina Jolie in 2014’s Maleficent. In the film, Ella played the younger version of Jolie’s character.
While reports pointed out that Jolie was ‘furious’ with the developments in her ex-husband’s life, a source told The Sun that there are no truth to the rumours.
“Brad Pitt is absolutely not dating – or in a relationship – with Ella Purnell,” the source close to Pitt told the tabloid.
American magazine InTouch, where the report of Brad and Ella being an item first appeared, also quoted a source as saying, “She absolutely hates that Brad is cavorting with someone who played the teenage version of her in a film.”
However, speaking to The Mirror, another source refuted the rumours, “It’s completely made up, they’re not dating”.
Angelina and Brad, Hollywood’s most famous power couple, parted ways after 12 years of a relationship and two years of marriage.
A few weeks ago, Jolie bared her heart on her life post divorce from Brad in several interviews. She said how their split had affected their six children, who are with Jolie, with visitation rights to Pitt.