For the past few days rumors have been swirling about Brad Pitt and MIT professor Neri Oxman. Even though the two insist they are just friends, sources say that he is “absolutely smitten” with the Israeli born genius and “their chemistry is off the charts.” Could Oxman be Pitt’s first major romance since his divorce from Angelina Jolie?
US Weekly is reporting that the actor and academic met when he went to her presentation on 3D printed chaise lounges that she produces, and the two got romantically involved “almost right away.”
Because of the constant media attention surrounding his relationship, marriage, and subsequent split from Jolie, the 54-year-old actor has fought hard to keep this new relationship quiet.
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“He’s been going to great length to make sure he’s not spotted by prying eyes,” claims an insider.
But, that doesn’t mean the couple isn’t enjoying their newfound romance. The two have traveled together, including a trip in February to the Indaba Conference in South Africa where she gave a speech.
Some insiders are claiming that the two are “very much a couple,” but other sources say that the relationship is strictly professional
Back in November, cameras caught Pitt visiting the MIT media lab where Oxman works, and the pics made their way to Instagram. One featured the Seven star posing with Oxman in a group of academics, while the other showed him at the lab.
In the pics, The War Machine star wore an all-black outfit featuring a hoodie, pants, and shoes, plus a little bit of stubble.
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Pitt and Oxman apparently met after a referral to collaborate on an architecture project he has been working on. The two reportedly hit it off because of their shared passion for architecture, design, and art. One of Oxman’s colleagues has described her as “genius and gorgeous,” but sources are contradicting each other on the status of the relationship.
Some are saying that this just a professional friendship, but Pitt is interested in spending more time with her because he finds her fascinating.
In addition to being a professor at the MIT lab, Oxman is also an artist and has had her work featured in collections at MOMA, Vienna’s Museum of Applied Arts, Paris’ Centre Georges Pompidou, and Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Science.
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— Us Weekly (@usweekly) April 11, 2018
Oxman has also given a TED talk and been recognized for her style when The Boston Globe Magazine selected her as one of the 25 most stylish Bostonians in 2012. She seems to be quite the mix of beauty and brains.
Eventually, the truth will come out about the nature of their relationship, but until then, there will most likely continue to be conflicting headlines and fans are going to have to figure out what to believe.
Brad Pitt has not commented on the rumors surround his relationship with Oxman.