Brad Pitt, Alia Shawkat dating rumors: A-listers got engaged, moved in together before splitting?

Before Brad Pitt and Nicole Poturalski started dating, the actor was first linked to Alia Shawkat.

Earlier this year, rumors swirled that the A-listers were dating. And the tabloids published a slow of stories about Pitt and Alia Shawkat for months.

The last rumor surrounding the actors was that Shawkat was pregnant, and Pitt was her baby daddy. Another tabloid claimed that Shawkat is carrying Jennifer Aniston’s child because she’s the latter’s surrogate.

But before these rumors made headlines, there were also claims that Pitt and Shawkat got engaged. They also, allegedly, moved in together. But since Pitt is already dating someone else, these claims suggest that he and Shawkat split.

Brad Pitt, Alia Shawkat never-ending dating rumors

This week, Gossip Cop revisited the rumors to reiterate the simple fact: Pitt and Shawkat never dated.

Life & Style previously claimed that Pitt and Aniston were hanging out before the former decided to call it quits with his ex-wife. To Aniston’s surprise, Shawkat moved into Pitt’s home days later.

In Touch Weekly also claimed that Pitt and Shawkat got engaged last summer. And thing between them, allegedly, progressed after Pitt and Aniston’s relationship remained stagnant.

Angelina Jolie spied on Brad Pitt, Alia Shawkat through her kids

Angelina Jolie spied on Brad Pitt, Alia Shawkat through her kids

Life & Style also linked Angelina Jolie to Pitt and Shawkat’s, allegedly, dating life. The tabloid claimed that Jolie asked her children to spy on their dad when he’s with Shawkat.

However, none of these claims are true. And the rumor-debunking site even went as far as calling them “insane.”

The actress said she and Brad Pitt are just friends

While speaking with Vulture, Shawkat denied that she and Pitt are dating. The Arrested Development star also explained why she’s very close to the actor.

“We’re not dating. We’re just friends. We just became friends, and Brad introduced me to his group of friends, and it grew from there,” she said.

Before Alia Shawkat set the record straight, a source told E! News in November that she and Pitt are just friends.

“They’ve spent time together and have similar interests, but that’s the extent of it. They are not a couple and there’s nothing romantic going on,” the source said.

Brad Pitt, Nicole Poturalski relationship

Today, Pitt is dating 27-year-old model Nicole Poturalski. The two have, reportedly, been hanging out frequently.

But according to Us Weekly, since both of them have kids from their previous relationships, they work their meet-ups around their children’s schedules.

As for Alia Shawkat, it is unclear if the actress is single or dating right now.

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