Brad’s royal love
More than 12 months after his shock split from Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt has finally found love again – with Monaco royalty! Multiple sources reveal that the A-list star and Charlotte Casiraghi – daughter of Princess Caroline, and granddaughter of the late Grace Kelly – have been quietly dating for more than a month after meeting through mutual friends. The pair took their love public last week, both attending a Los Angeles County Museum of Art event – with onlookers telling New Idea they were ‘inseparable’ and Brad was ‘besotted’ with his new princess.
‘No-one could believe it when we saw them together,’ an onlooker tells. ‘There have been rumours circulating for weeks that Brad has moved on with a new woman, but no-one was ready to see him hand-in-hand with royalty from Monaco.
‘They arrived separately and refused to be photographed together all night – but there’s no denying that they’re a couple. They kept on sneaking away for quiet moments all night. At one stage, they were holding hands and speaking very closely. Brad couldn’t stop smiling at her.
‘When they were away from the spotlight they were inseparable, and there’s no denying that Brad is besotted. It’s nice to see him smiling again after all the pain with Ange.’
It’s believed Charlotte and
Brad were introduced to one another by Brad’s Allied co-star and good friend Marion Cotillard. Sources say the actress and Charlotte are very close friends, and after seeing Brad suffer through the last months of his marriage to Ange during filming for Allied and then their messy split, Marion was keen for him to find happiness.
‘After a respectable amount of time passed after Brad and Ange’s split, Marion suggested meeting Charlotte,’ says a source. ‘Charlotte split from her partner two years ago and has been shy about dating again – but Brad really charmed her.
‘Brad loves Monaco and has been there many times over the years. It’s no surprise that he’s so taken by Charlotte – she’s beautiful, smart, is worldly and has the history of one of the greatest royal dynasties behind her. She’s enchanting to Brad.’
That 31-year-old Charlotte has widely been regarded as a ‘young Angelina Jolie’ is sure to appeal to Brad, 53, as well. Fans have long made comparisons between the two women, with one follower commenting: ‘Charlotte looks light years better than Ange did at that age.’
‘Brad would, of course, find Charlotte very beautiful, and I’m sure it would get under Ange’s skin to hear that her ex’s new girlfriend has been described as a younger version of her,’ says the source. ‘That’s got to put a little bit of a smile on his face.’
At the beginning of the year Charlotte was dating film producer Dimitri Rassam, but they’ve reportedly quietly split.
Friends say that aside from Brad and Charlotte’s looks and famous backgrounds, the pair also have ‘so much in common’.
As well as a love of horse riding, Charlotte is mum to Raphael, three – her son with French actor Gad Elmaleh – which appeals to dad-of-six Brad.
‘They’ve both got kids and have been through high-profile splits, and Brad feels he can talk to Charlotte about anything,’ says the source. ‘Especially when it comes to his kids and his struggles to see them.
‘They’ve both been working hard to keep their dates under wraps because they don’t want to be in the spotlight while the romance is in its early days, but Brad is really hoping that Charlotte and he take things to the next level.
‘Their night out at the LA County Museum of Art event was them putting their toe in the water of going public and seeing how it felt, but Brad is keen to keep taking baby steps.
‘However, Brad’s feeling that Charlotte is exactly the type of woman he wants in his life – calm, quiet, confident and nurturing. He’s hoping she’s the next Mrs Pitt.’
THE ACTOR HAS MOVED ON FROM THE DARLING OF HOLLYWOOD TO A PRINCESS OF MONACO ‘Brad would, of course, find Charlotte very beautiful, and I’m sure it would get under Ange’s skin’
SPOTTED The couple were spotted at the LACMA Art and Film Gala, which honoured Mark Bradford and George Lucas in California. CHARLOTTE & BRAD GO PUBLIC
has some The Monaco royal with striking similarities Angelina the actor’s ex-wife – she even has similar taste in dress selection! , BRAD S TYPE OF WOMAN! They did their best to hide their passion during the recent event in LA, but Brad can no longer deny his blossoming romance with Charlotte – who has also been dubbed a ‘young Angelina Jolie’.
Allied star Marion is said to have introduced Charlotte to Brad, and he can’t wait to spend more time with her in Europe – after living in France (below), he loves it! FRENCH TIES