Earlier this year, rumors flew that Brad Pitt was dating MIT professor Neri Oxman. However, neither of them ever confirmed the relationship, and in a new interview, Oxman “emphatically” denies they ever dated.
In a New York Times profile this past weekend, Oxman said that she is dating activist and hedge fund manager Bill Ackman. But, she did admit that she likes the idea of working with Pitt on a future project.
She said that Pitt was the “last of the Mohicans in post-Netflix Hollywood. He brings together the timely and the timeless, which is what cinema is all about.”
It's not very often that a professor at the M.I.T. Media Lab lands on Page Six https://t.co/vhhRGE4I2H
— NYT Science (@NYTScience) October 8, 2018
But, Oxman did reveal that she had a little bit of fun with the paparazzi when they were hanging out around her home and the MIT Media Lab during the height of the Pitt rumors. She said that she would often walk out of the lab carrying the physics textbook The Feynman Lectures and an audio time capsule called The Golden Record compiled by Carl Sagan that went to Mars on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977.
“The Golden Record beats the Caviar quilted flap bag on any given day,” she said. “Toting the ultimate message to moon was my message in a bottle to the paparazzi. The Feynman Lectures followed.”
Did you understand all of that? No, we didn’t either. But, apparently, that was a good time for the uber-smart architect.
Both Pitt and Oxman have both now confirmed that they are strictly friends and have never dated.
Multiple reports emerged last April that Pitt and Oxman were secretly dating after they met through a mutual friend a few months earlier. The introduction occurred because the friend thought Oxman was the perfect person to help Pitt with architectural questions. And, when pictures surfaced of Pitt sitting in on one of Oxman’s lectures, they helped fuel the rumors.
Oxman and her team have developed a digital fabrication system comprised of 16 robots https://t.co/Nnxt1AXfQ9
— Dezeen (@dezeen) October 5, 2018
Insiders claimed that Pitt’s friends were hoping the actor was ready to move on from his split with Angelina Jolie, and they thought Oxman was a perfect fit. She is beautiful and smart, and everyone loves her.
They also have a lot in common intellectually and enjoy each other’s company. But, it just wasn’t meant to be. Oxman isn’t interested in the Hollywood scene, according to inside sources, and she is very happy in her current relationship with Ackman.
As often happens in Hollywood, people exaggerated the situation into something that doesn’t exist and never did.
Brad Pitt has not commented on Neri Oxman’s latest revelations.