Brad Pitt befriended Lykke Li.
Despite a report that the 58-year-old actor is dating the 35-year-old Swedish singer and model, a source close to Pitt said Li was simply part of “a great group of artistic friends he loves to hang out with. time”.
“Lykke Li and Alia Shawkat are part of this group,” the insider said. “He also likes having girlfriends.”
(Representatives for Pitt and Li had no comment when contacted by PEOPLE.)
According to the source, Pitt is “dating someone, but not seriously.”
“He still stays in touch with Nicole. [Poturalski]adds the German model insider who Pitt was last linked to in 2020.
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Pitt, who is usually deprived of his love life, was seen arriving at Le Castellet airport in France with Poturalski, 29, in August 2020. But a source told PEOPLE in October that any connection between the two would be was cooled.
“It was a laid back adventure and that’s it,” the source said.
Shawkat was also spotted with Pitt in 2019, though a source told PEOPLE their relationship was purely platonic. In a recent interview with The New Yorker, Shawkat, 32, said Pitt “wasn’t aware” of the romance rumors surrounding them. “He doesn’t read that s—” she said.
itt – who has been in an ongoing custody battle over his ex-wife Angelina Jolie since their 2016 split – told The New York Times Magazine in December 2019 that he had stopped paying attention to the press about himself about 15 years ago.
“I stopped reading all the press about 2004,” the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor said. “Not just reviews. I mean any magazine in the doctor’s office. Because some of them would bounce like a rat in the skull. It would stay there, and it would inform some of my decisions and choices in the work, in life and I found nothing useful.”
“I don’t go out of my way to avoid it; I just don’t look for it,” Pitt continued.
The Oscar-winning actress added, “I don’t know how many women they said I had been dating for two or three years, and none of that is true.”