After splitting with ex-wife Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt is allegedly dating 21-year-old Ella Purnell. The 53-year-old actor split with Jolie last year and was rumored to briefly date Sienna Miller. Quite ironically, Ella had played a younger Jolie in 2014’s Maleficent. Pitt is also planning to cast her in his upcoming Starz series, Sweetbitter.
Ella, notably, is only five years younger than Pitt’s first son, Maddox. A source close to Ella, while talking to The Mirror, denies the claim, "It's completely made up, and they’re not dating." Rumour has it that Brad first saw Ella in the 2016 film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, in which she plays Emma and was really impressed with her. He had been enchanted with the British actress since then. “Brad had Ella in mind from the get-go. He went out of his way to cast her. Ella is incredibly flattered by all the attention she’s getting from Brad. She’s told friends he’s always been her No. 1 celebrity crush,” said a source to In Touch. According to the source, Jolie is apparently not happy with Pitt’s new romantic partner.
Ella has also starred in Never Let Me Go playing young Ruth, in Churchill as Helen Garrett and in Kick-Ass 2 as Dolce in 2013.
“It’s only a matter of time before Brad takes their relationship to the next level,” the source predicts.