Brad Pitt’s personal life is always an interesting discussion, and there were some big rumors about him and an Arrested Development star. Unless you lived under a rock, you know rumors of a romance between Brad Pitt and Alia Shawkat were rampant in 2020. However, it looks like Brad himself wasn’t about the situation. Alia Shawkat now confirms it.
In a recent interview with The New Yorker, Alia opened up about her relationship with the A-list star. The actress confirmed that the pair were never more than friends. Although Brad had no clue, various sightings in 2020 led fans to think there was more going on between the two.
“He had no awareness of at all,” she admitted. “Which is so funny. Because he doesn’t read that s***. I was like, ‘You know everyone thinks we’re dating and it’s this whole thing and I’m being followed?’ and he was like, ‘I’m sorry. It happens. If you hang out with me, it happens.’ He had no awareness of it at all.”
Alia also recalled a recent experience with her grandmother who barely speaks English. She revealed that she found a gossip magazine at her grandmother’s house that had a headline calling her “Brad’s New Girl.” Alia further recalled how it was a made-up story about the pair healing each other by spending time together. The actress later asked her grandma to throw the magazine away.
Unfortunately, being followed around by paparazzi and being the subject of rumors was not fun for Alia. “I’m not an actor who has ever dealt with the paparazzi,” she explained. “They don’t know who the f* I am. There’s something ironic about it. It has nothing to do with Brad as a person – he’s a great f*ing guy. But of course, the idea of me being romantically involved with an older white guy is what gets me the most attention. Not a 20 year career. That’s what gets me. It’s ironic and gross and stupid.”
Luckily, the rumors were super brief and left as fast as they came in. It is sad how actors cannot hang out with each other without being linked together. Hopefully that changes in the future.