Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron are reportedly dating after having been introduced by Charlize’s ex-fiancé, actor Sean Penn. The 55-year-old actor and 43-year-old actress are said to have begun their new romance over the festive season. British tabloid The Sun first reported on the supposed relationship after the couple were spotted attending an event together in Los Angeles. According to the inside source, “They were ridiculously touchy-feely and his arm was around her back.”
Brad has long been enmeshed in a bitter divorce battle with ex-wife, Angelina Jolie. Pitt and Jolie share six children together, and Theron has reportedly yet to meet the brood. Pitt and Jolie have only recently settled their custody agreement and concluded their divorce proceedings that resulted in the actor going sober and seeking therapy. The internet has rejoiced at the news of Charlize and Brad’s reported relationship, claiming the acting pair are Hollywood’s newest ‘power couple.’
Theron’s last public romance was with Penn, 58. They abruptly called off their engagement in June 2015. While Brad is reported to be ‘very happy,’ Jolie had hinted that she would consider leaving her career as an actress in order to pursue her passion for politics. In an interview with Justin Web for BBC’s Today News Program, Jolie said, “I always say I’ll go where I’m needed, I don’t know if I’m fit for politics… but then I’ve also joked that I don’t know if I have a skeleton left in my closet.” Jolie, Pitt and Theron have failed to make a public comment on the rumors.