- "Everything is going well; the family is getting along and keeping things private. That is his sole focus right now."
- That was quick. In the past, it was People's role to deny or to clarify stories, but now the shoe is on the other foot. It is a loss of face for them to have their story swiftly refuted by a rival major site. It shatters the assumption that they are printing the official line. The writer isn't among those who regularly write about them. The writer and/or the source tried to embellish a sighting of Brad out with friends into an attention-grabbing but innocuous dating story and it blew up in their faces. Around the time ET's rebuttal appeared, People buried the story and it disappeared from their main page. This isn't the first time ET corrected an erroneous People report on them. Last year, People wrote “Brad has spent some wonderful time with children recently” -- when no visit had yet taken place and it turned out the initial visits were far from "wonderful" as “the kids didn’t warm up to him.” ET was the first to state that People's report on Brad's first visit was false.
Brad doesn't need to be dragged out by friends. He attended the premiere and after party of The Lost City of Z even though he didn't need to be there as he is just an executive producer. And he isn't sitting alone at home.
EXCLUSIVE: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Have Not Been Dating Other People Since Split
10:59 AM PDT, April 19, 2017
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are keeping the focus on their children.
Sources tell ET that despite reports, both 41-year-old Jolie and 53-year-old Pitt are still very much single after their split in September.
ET has learned that Jolie is not currently dating at this time, and that she hasn't dated anyone since the breakup, as her main focus is on her children.
Meanwhile, another source tells ET that Pitt is also not dating other people, but is spending time out with friends.
"Everything is going well; the family is getting along and keeping things private," the source says. "That is his sole focus right now."
EXCLUSIVE: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have not been dating other people since their split. https://t.co/AFp9lV1CRC pic.twitter.com/HZGAjqS8B8— EntertainmentTonight (@etnow) April 19, 2017
Is Brad Pitt back on the market? A source says the actor has been 'dating a bit' https://t.co/sh8OFnvuQL pic.twitter.com/ay40t6x22s— People Magazine (@people) April 19, 2017
The actor, who split from wife Angelina Jolie last September, “has been dating a bit,” a source tells PEOPLE.
“It’s not anything serious,” the insider adds, however. “He doesn’t have a girlfriend. It’s more of a way to get out and be social.”
Part of Pitt’s return to the dating scene was because of the influence of his friends, who “don’t want him to sit at home alone.”
The source says, “He seems more comfortable double-dating and friends are helping out.”
In the months since Pitt, 53, and Jolie’s contentious breakup, things have gotten more peaceful between the pair, with the source telling PEOPLE that “lately, things have been amicable.”
In addition to spending more time with his six kids, Pitt has been dabbling in a new hobby — sculpture — while also keeping busy with his career.
Just last month.......
Brad Pitt isn't dating — but he is rekindling old friendships after his split, a source says https://t.co/FS6mK4lF1F pic.twitter.com/i41O7DDdR6— People Magazine (@people) March 23, 2017
But moving on with his love life isn’t a priority, sources say. Instead, the actor, 53, has been enjoying a low-key social life and reconnecting with pals.
“He often has friends over,” says the insider. “Old friends are back in his life, and he seems happy about it.”
And the two-time Sexiest Man Alive has been working out almost daily. “He’s lost a few pounds,” says a second source. “He’s in very good shape.”