Alia Shawkat reveals Brad Pitt’s reaction to dating rumors

Alia Shawkat has revealed the surprising thing Brad Pitt told her after their love affair in 2019.

Brad Pitt apparently had no idea that there were rumors he would be dating Alia Shawkat in 2019.

“[Pitt] was unaware of it, ”said Shawkat, 32. The New Yorker rumors. “Which is so funny. Because he doesn’t read this shit.

Shawkat revealed she was the one who ended up breaking the news to Pitt, 58, who the tabloids reported were seeing each other, reports the New York Post.

“I was like, ‘You know everyone thinks we’re dating? And there is all that, and I am followed, ”she declared.

“And he was like, ‘I’m sorry. It happens. If you hang out with me, it happens. He had no awareness of it. “

The actress joked that she was bombarded so much with the news that she almost started to believe the rumors on her own.

“He came in hot and left as fast as he came in,” Shawkat recalls. “It happened during Covid, and I was alone with it. It was so weird. Now it’s like a weird dream, where I’m like “Did this happen?”

But the “strange dream” felt more like a nightmare for Shawkat, who said she was harassed by paparazzi throughout the ordeal.

“Back then, it wasn’t fun at all. I am not an actor who has dealt with the paparazzi before. They don’t fucking know who I am, ”she said. “There is something ironic about this. It has nothing to do with Brad as a person – he’s a great guy. But of course, the idea that I’m in love with an older white man is what catches my attention the most. Not a 20 year career. This is what attracts me.

Luckily, one of Shawkat’s family seemed to appreciate all the attention she was giving to her rumored romance with the Fight club Star.

“The other day, I was at my grandmother’s, my father’s mother. She has been in this country for over 30 years and still barely speaks English. An Iraqi Muslim woman, ”Shawkat began.

“She’s sitting there watching her Turkish soap opera. And next to her is this old gossip magazine with Brad’s face and my face in a little circle. And it says, “Brad’s new daughter!” And then inside are old Instagram photos of me and my friends at dinner.

She continued, “It was like, ‘ALL ABOUT ALIA.’ This whole made-up story about how we healed each other spending time together. I looked at my grandma, like, ‘Why do you have that?’ She said, ‘It’s you and that movie star! And it’s your face. I was embarrassed about it. I told her she had to throw it out. And she laughed.

Sixth page reported in November 2019 that the rumors were untrue after allegations of their romance materialized. In June 2020, Shawkat finally responded to the rumors, denying that she and Pitt had ever been in love.

“We are not dating. We’re just friends, ”she said Vulture at the time. “I had the press, but not like that. Not so out of control.

Shawkat, who turned bisexual in 2017, explained that they were introduced by director Spike Jonze.

“We just became friends, and Brad introduced me to his group of friends, and it grew from there,” she said, adding that the tabloids liked the idea of ​​their romance because it seemed so unlikely.

“For them it’s like, ‘We don’t understand! This girl is weird! She is so different! Why are they hanging out? ‘ She had said. “You get too close to the prom king, and all of a sudden everyone’s like, ‘Well, who’s that bitch? “”

This article originally appeared in the NY Post and has been reprinted with permission.

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