Actress Ali Shawkat has finally addressed reports claiming she and Brad Pitt were dating after they were spotted hanging out.
Actress Ali Shawkat has finally addressed reports claiming she and Brad Pitt were dating after they were spotted hanging out.

Star addresses Brad Pitt dating rumours

Alia Shawkat won't be shouting "Marry me!" to Brad Pitt.

The Arrested Development star, 31, has finally addressed the reports claiming she and Pitt, 56, were dating after they were spotted hanging out together at the L.A. on Fire art exhibition in November.

"We're not dating. We're just friends," she told Vulture. "I've gotten press, but not like that. Not so uncontrollable."

Alia Shawkat in the film ‘Animals’. Picture: Bernard Walsh
Alia Shawkat in the film ‘Animals’. Picture: Bernard Walsh

Page Six learned shortly after the photos went viral that they were just good friends.

Shawkat was left aghast at how much the news cycle focused on her - and even how much her friends wouldn't leave well enough alone.

"I was like, 'I don't believe this,'" she recalled. "All my friends were like 'What's going on?' and sending me photos. I just felt overwhelmed. It's that feeling of being naked in school, like, 'Oh my God, everyone's looking at me.'"

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Shawkat explained that she met the Oscar winner through director Spike Jonze.

"We just became friends, and Brad introduced me to his group of friends, and it grew from there," she said, highlighting that news coverage focused on how she and Pitt didn't seem like an expected match.

"To them it's like, 'We don't get it! This girl is weird! She's so different! Why are they hanging out?'" she said, laughing. "You get too close to the prom king, and all of a sudden, everyone's like, 'Well, who is this bitch?'"

Brad Pitt is 56 years old. Looks good, doesn’t he. Picture: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Brad Pitt is 56 years old. Looks good, doesn’t he. Picture: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

This article originally appeared on The New York Post and was reproduced with permission

Originally published as Star addresses Brad Pitt dating rumours


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