While the rest of us are still getting used to the idea of a world in which Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are not together, it would seem that Jolie is ready to move on. “It’s not serious,” a source tells ET — but the Jolie is reportedly seeing someone. And this time, she’s changing up her dating MO.
Historically, Jolie hasn’t been too discreet where romance is concerned. We’ve all watched her relationships play out in a very public way. She pledged her undying love for Billy Bob Thornton. And who could forget that provocative “Domestic Bliss” photo shoot with W magazine she debuted with Pitt in their early stages of dating?
Jolie apparently isn’t looking for history to repeat itself, though. Since she and Pitt split in September 2016, she has largely focused on her family first. Now that she feels ready, she isn’t exactly diving back into the dating scene so much as she is wading.
“Brad and Angie are both very secretive about their dating life,” the source claimed to ET, adding, “Angie has told some friends that she isn’t ready to date, but she has been seeing a handsome, older-looking man who is a real estate agent. He isn’t a celebrity or high profile in any way.”
Of course, such intel is hearsay at this point — as is Life & Style‘s suggestion that Jolie’s new beau is a millionaire “British philanthropist.” Still, if the rumors prove true, you can’t fault her for starting to put her life back together.
“Angie was in a very bad place after [her] split [from Brad],” the source noted. “Just having another adult to spend time with has been helpful.”
Anyone who has been through a bad breakup can attest to the validity of that statement. Going through a split sucks enough without having to endure it beneath the scrutinizing eye of the public. Jolie works hard, she contributes to the greater good as much as possible, and she spends what seems lately like every spare minute with her kids.
Imagine looking that good while you do grocery shopping.
Angelina Jolie did THAT! pic.twitter.com/qkz31OBpHU
— best of angelina jolie (@bestofajolie) March 21, 2018
Pour this woman some Prosecco and let her enjoy the company of a man who respects her for the goddess she is! She’s earned it.
According to ET‘s source, there’s no hope left for a reconciliation between Jolie and Pitt, and that’s OK. People change over time. We’ve all outgrown relationships, right? Sometimes the best thing you can do — especially when there are kids in the picture, not in spite of — is to walk away. Judging by the giant smiles on Shiloh’s, Maddox’s, Vivienne’s, Zahara’s, Pax’s and Knox’s faces in recent months on outings with their famous mom, Jolie has her children’s full support.
Whether or not her romantic life will stay under wraps remains to be seen. Jolie strikes us as the type of person who wears her heart on her sleeve (or blood in a vial around her neck, as it were), so it may only be a matter of time before the identity of her rumored boyfriend comes to light.