Amidst all the craziness of the ongoing divorce battle between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, we have some new gossip that might shed some interesting light on the whole proceeding: Pitt, who along with Jolie was declared legally single, is dating someone new. And no, it's not Jennifer Aniston, although some fans will hold out for that relationship until the end of time. It's also not other women rumored to be in Pitt's life over the past couple of years, including Sienna Miller, Charlize Theron, and Alia Shawkat (Pitt is extremely private and hadn't confirmed anything about anyone he was seeing, although a source refuted the Theron rumors). Nope, Pitt's new love is 27-year-old model Nicole Poturalski, who hails from Poland and is a model splitting her time between California and Germany.
We just got an official sighting of the two, and outlets are confirming that the two are together. And Twitter has thoughts, but we'll get to that in a sec. What do we know about Poturalski so far?
Pitt and Poturalski may have been dating for nine months.
According to Us Weekly, the pair were just spotted getting off a plane and headed to Pitt's chateau property in the south of France (photos at that link, but they're very fuzzy). But Daily Mail found photos from the Hollywood Bowl way back in 2019, where the two are clearly flirting with each other—so, if that's the start of their relationship, they've been dating longer than any of us imagined.
In delightful news, Poturalski is on Instagram, but slightly less delightfully, it's not terribly revealing. It's mainly pictures of her modeling work:
But chances are a lot more eyes are going to be on her now that we know she's dating a special someone.
Poturalski is a model.
Recruited at 13 at Disneyland Paris, Poturalski's been successful in Germany, making it into the German Harper’s Bazaar and Grazia. And she just made the cover of ELLE Germany:
She goes by Nico Mary in her professional career (I wonder if that's what Pitt calls her??). She apparently speaks five languages and is a mom to son Emil, about whom she will occasionally post (sources say this is her son here).
She has posted about Black Lives Matter, child trafficking, and gun control. According to the Daily Mail, she also founded an organization that's focused on protecting sharks; Apparently before becoming a model, she'd hoped to be a marine biologist.
She's been posting about a special someone since February.
In February she posted this VERY cryptic post about missing her "love," which, if the timeline is correct could totally be Pitt:
And she mentioned a "better half" in March:
They're reportedly "falling" for each other.
“It’s currently a go-with-the-flow situation, and Nicole’s not running around yelling about her love for Brad from the rooftops...Nicole is in [LA] a lot for work. That’s where the bulk of her dates with Brad have been...Going by what Brad’s been saying, they are totally falling for each other."
But it's still super casual.
Even though they're reportedly "falling" for each other, the relationship is still staying very casual.
“Brad thinks Nicole is beautiful and kind,” a source told Us Weekly. “He has absolutely no plans nor any desire to ever get married again. Brad doesn’t want a girlfriend that he’s with every day.”
They're both dedicated parents.
Their casual attitude about the romance might have something to do with the fact that they're both parents and believe that their kids have to take top priority.
“They’re dedicated parents who fit in dating and other social engagements around their kids’ schedules,” the Us Weekly source explained.
Twitter had some thoughts about the new relationship.
It seems like a toss-up: Some fans thought she looked like Jolie, some thought she looked a little like Aniston, and others thought she looked like an exact mashup of Aniston AND Jolie (I actually totally can see that last one, actually—although I kinda see Irina Shayk and Jessica Biel in there too??).
Anyone else notice how Nicole Poturalski looks like Jennifer Aniston & Angelina Jolie combined?? 😬August 26, 2020
Some drew parallels to even earlier girlfriends:
If Brad Pitt's new relationship is real, she is the type he likes. Back in'94, girlfriend Czech model Jitka Pohlodek pic.twitter.com/0mwVeyEkacAugust 27, 2020
Some fans were super-mad about how pretty she is.
How dare he??
LISTEN, brad pitt, 56, having a 27 year-old gf is gross and sad and cliche unless that gf is me, okay?August 26, 2020
i could not be more heartbroken rn 💔 https://t.co/mwsZSThyKcAugust 26, 2020
We'll see if we get more news or—better yet—some kind of official photo of the two of them.
Katherine’s a Boston-based contributor at Marie Claire who covers fashion, culture, and lifestyle—from “Clueless” to Everlane to news about Lizzo. She’s been a freelancer for 11 years and has had roles with Cosmopolitan and Bustle, with bylines in Parents, Seventeen, and elsewhere. It’s “I go to dinner,” not “Her huge ego,” but she responds to both.
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