Brad & Julia’s secret romance!
Secret dates! Online flirting! It’s getting harder for the pair to hide their ‘amazing chemistry’...
Brace yourselves! Buzz is building about a new celeb pairing – and it’s none other than Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts. Yep, they’ve been good pals for years but speculation is growing that things are heating up between the Hollywood hotties.
An insider tells NW the two superstars, who first met on the set of The Mexican almost two decades ago, have grown inseparable recently.
It comes as Julia, 51, has reportedly reached breaking point in her marriage to cameraman Danny Moder, while Brad, 55, ties up the terms of his messy divorce from Angelina Jolie.
“Brad and Julia have been friends for years, but lately they’ve gotten a whole lot closer and everyone’s taken notice,” a source tells NW. “They talk and text constantly, and not just about professional matters. It’s widely known she opens up to him about any tensions or problems in her personal life, while she’s been a rock in helping him stay strong during his horrific divorce battle.”
Pals say that they’re both exceptionally private people who would shoot down any talk of a secret affair, but insiders have divulged that they have “undeniable electric chemistry and a very powerful bond”.
“They share a lot of the same friends, as well as an intellectual yet fun approach to life and love,” spills the source. “It’s fair to say they’re made for each other and are two huge romantics with a whole lot of love and respect for each other.”
Julia did little to dispel the rumours as she posted Brad a gushing public birthday message on Instagram shortly before Christmas. “Happy birthday to one of the all-time GREATS,” the actress captioned the photo. Tellingly, she signed off with heart emojis and the word “LOVE” emblazoned in capital letters, alongside a symbol of a birthday cake.
Julia also sang Brad’s praises when asked in a recent interview which fellow Hollywood celebrity she most admires, giving his name without hesitation and adding, “He’s perfect.” And if that’s not enough, the pair raised eyebrows back in early November when they cuddled up on the red carpet of a Hollywood movie screening.
“Tongues have wagged in the past about the true nature of their friendship, because Brad and Julia have such a strong connection,” says the insider. “They drifted apart while he was married to Angelina because she didn’t love him having a lot of girlfriends, but these days they’re closer than ever.”
And insiders say Julia is in awe of the way Brad has handled his divorce battle, especially as it’s no secret she’s been dealing with ongoing rumours of problems with her own hubby. “If Julia’s marriage is as shaky as it seems to be, she’s obviously playing with fire by getting so close to Brad,” adds the source. “It’s as though she’s risking everything for him, because Danny has got to find this a very awkward and threatening situation to deal with. Whether or not he puts up with it in the long term remains to be seen.”
As for Julia and Brad, “They’ve been each other’s rock and are always laughing when they’re together,” says NW’S insider. “If things ended between Julia and Danny, who knows where this could go?” ■
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