Brad Pitt and his reported new girlfriend, 27-year-old German model Nicole Poturalski, may have actually known each other much longer than any of us originally thought.
Rumors of a relationship have heated up recently after the pair was spotted together in France, but a source told People they hung out last August at the Berlin Film Festival. Pitt was there promoting his eventual Oscar-winning role in Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, and Poturalski apparently attended the same party. “They were very flirty,” the source said.
Since then, the magazine reports they’ve “met up a handful of times in L.A. and France,” including at a Kanye West Hollywood Bowl concert and a visit to Pitt’s Château Miraval estate. (Yes, the one that makes the rosé you love.) “They are spending some time together on vacation and are enjoying each other’s company while traveling,” another source said.
Whether or not the first time Pitt and Poturalski met was in Berlin is unclear, though they were apparently introduced by mutual pals. “Brad and Nicole were introduced through friends, and when they first started seeing each other, they told no one about it. Even some of their inner circle of friends are only finding out now,” a source previously told Entertainment Tonight. “Brad has been very private about dating and now more than ever he doesn’t want to rock the boat with Angelina. He has been working so hard on making his coparenting run smoothly.”
For her part, Poturalski (who bears a bit of a resemblance to Brad Pitt’s ex, Angelina Jolie) isn’t freaking about dating one of the most famous men in the world. “Her friends describe her as super easy-going,” the source who spoke to ET continued. “She is very down-to-earth and far from star-struck, which has been really nice for Brad. They took off to France for some downtime.”
“She has spunk and is smart,” another insider told People. “She’s a hoot. Very light and funny. If she is dating Brad Pitt, he’s getting a good girl.”