back out there Brad Pitt is again “casually dating” in the midst of his fight with Angelina Jolie An insider reveals exclusively about Château Miraval in the new issue of Us weekly.
“He goes out on dates and has fun,” the source says of the fast train Actor, 58. “He surrounds himself with a small group of trusted friends and family and tries to take breaks whenever possible.”
The Oscar winner has maintained a low romantic profile since his split from Jolie, 47, in September 2016. He was associated with him arrested development alum Ali Shawkat in 2019, but an insider tells Us at the time the duo were “just friends.”
The following year, the Oklahoma native briefly dated Nicole Poturalskibut the couple called it quits in October 2020. “Brad and Nicole have been dating for a while now,” a source said Us at the time of Pitt and the model, 29. “They had a short-lived relationship that was never too serious.”
According to the first insider, fans are unlikely to learn much about the actor’s future partners until the romance is firmly established.
“Brad keeps his dating life very private between himself and anyone he’s dating, especially if it’s a casual date,” explains the source. “But if it gets serious, those closest to him will know.”
That Once upon a time in Hollywood star and Jolie were declared legally single in April 2019, but the former spouses are still working out the details of their split. Earlier this year, Pitt filed a lawsuit against his ex-wife over Château Miraval, the French estate and winery they owned together during their marriage.
That unbroken The director sold her stake in the company to Tenute del Mondo, the wine division of the Stoli Group owned by a Russian businessman, in October 2021 Yuri Shefler. In his lawsuit, Pitt alleged that Jolie made the sale without his knowledge or consent. The court documents also claimed that Shefler is “an aggressive third-party competitor” that will undermine that babel the actor’s remaining stake in the company.
“Brad never had the opportunity to buy Miraval,” an insider said Us Last month. “He would have liked to make a generous offer, but that was never granted.”
The two are also still embroiled in a custody battle over their teenage children: Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 14. (The former spouses also share Maddox, 20, and Pax, 18.)
In May 2021, Judge John Ouderkirk ruled in favor of the duo sharing custody, but two months later the judge was removed from the case. Jolie had repeatedly requested his removal, claiming Ouderkirk had undisclosed personal and professional ties to Pitt.
That Ad Astra star later requested a review of Ouderkirk’s removal, but the California Supreme Court denied his request in October 2021. “Brad is not going to give up the fight,” an insider said Us in April, when he claimed Pitt thinks his ex “will never agree to joint custody and let the clock run down until the kids are 18.”
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