Neri Oxman got pap’d in Cambridge, Mass. wearing all black & comfortable shoes


Neri Oxman rocks all black and carries "The Voyager Record'' while heading to class at MIT

Less than a week ago, we were discussing one of the many asinine stories about Brad Pitt and The Brilliant And Beautiful Unicorn Known As Neri Oxman. It was in the story about how Brad likes women who “challenge him in every way, especially in the intellect department.” That was when I wrote: “As for the Unicornification of Neri Oxman… well, what’s next on the list? Probably a pap stroll by Neri Oxman solo, so we can see her street style. She’ll be carrying a book that only a genius would read and she’ll be wearing comfortable-but-expensive shoes. That’s my prediction.” Well, guess what??

Neri Oxman was actually pap’d a few days ago in Cambridge, but those photos were pretty exclusive and that’s why we didn’t carry them. So these photos are just the second time that Neri Oxman has been pap’d in Cambridge, as she was heading to the Media Lab at MIT. She wore all-black and sensible shoes and carried The Voyager Golden Record, not to be confused with The Voyager Record: A Transmission by Anthony Michael Morena. Can I just say? My gossip predictions just keep getting better and better, right? Either I really am a witch OR this entire mess is a f–king cliche. It also feels like Brad and Neri are literally following The Amal Path down to the very f–king letter.

In general though… people are generally comparing Neri’s whole look and vibe to Angelina Jolie. Both women enjoy ugly shoes. Both women like to wear black. I think Neri has better hair, but Angie is more beautiful/striking (to me, at least). And don’t believe any of the stories about Angelina “collapsing” at the thought of Neri Oxman and Brad. Please. The last time Angelina even referenced Brad, you could tell that she was still seething with anger towards him. She wrote him off. She ghosted him. She could care less about what or who he’s doing now.

Neri Oxman rocks all black and carries "The Voyager Record'' while heading to class at MIT

Neri Oxman rocks all black and carries "The Voyager Record'' while heading to class at MIT

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  1. yanni says:

    I think she’s more beautiful and striking than Angelina Jolie (though pitting women against one another based on looks is stupid and reductive!). Also, her outfit just reminds me how friggin’ cold it is up here at the moment (I’m in NYC and it feels we’ll never know what warmth is again)!

  2. Seraphina says:

    Hmmmm, maybe Anjie’s twin from a past life?

  3. Hazel says:

    At 42, she really has great skin. Doubt she uses fillers or Botox.

    • sallyjr says:

      A quick Google shows you this woman woman loves her glam photo shoots. Plus she definitely wins the skinniestaward out of all Brad’s signif others, she appears quite short though. Saying all that to say, she’s very image conscious so I’m sure she’s more than aware of the cosmetic procedures that exist.

      That said, 42 doesn’t look like a wrinkled old woman. I’m pretty close to that and have no wrinkles.

      Your DNA determines your rate of aging- your ethnicity will too. I’ve just read that she’s Israeli. Middle Eastern people are diff than northern european people like swedes or Irish who tend to age quicker.

      • Argonaut says:

        she’s likely of ashkenazi jewish descent, so typically way way back in genetics that’s about half middle eastern half european. it looks like she covered up and stayed out of the israeli sun growing up because her skin is lovely with no sun damage.

      • Veronica S. says:

        Sun exposure has a lot to do with it, too. That’s why people with fairer skin tones have to be careful about going out during the really hot months and need to wear SPF even in the winter. My sister lived in Florida for two years and never wore sunscreen and, well, I can see the difference between our skin despite me being the elder.

    • Fisher7777 says:

      I’m pretty sure she uses both – along with retinol and sunscreen. In your 40s, you just don’t have skin like this unless you are getting a little medical assistance and are religiously using a product that reverses sun damage and prevents it. No shame. She is gorgeous.

  4. MostlyMegan says:

    It’s possible she had been wearing black and carrying books (come on, she is an academic) long before she was rumoured to be bonking Pitt.

  5. BaronSamedi says:

    I like that her shoes actually look worn.

    I’m wondering though: Does it count as a pap-stroll if she’s papped at a place she is expected to show up? I mean with the current feeding frenzy wouldn’t work, her apartment, etc. be the first places the paps stake out.

    I admire Kaiser’s prediction game but feel uncomfortable at the idea that this is somehow orchestrated when she is obviously just doing her thing.

  6. Alissa says:

    I actually kind of think her hair is terrible, but that’s just me. I am sad about her bringing the paps in fully in Boston. Thanks Brad Pitt.

  7. Kezia says:

    That is a freaky prediction! Although I will say if Angelina is stilling “seething” with rage when talking about Brad putt she obviously does still feel something for him. If she was totally over it, she wouldn’t even bother to seethe!

  8. LittleWing says:

    I’m already bored with her/them.

  9. Jess says:

    This woman is very pretty and unique looking, as is Angelina, they could both do way better than Brad. They should hook up with each other, that would be more interesting and make more sense in my opinion.

  10. Eleonor says:

    So Brad will start wearing black ?

  11. eliseridge says:

    That book looks very “placed” – it easily could have been put in the bag she is carrying. Cynic here…

  12. Reef says:

    Perception is really arbitrary. Ya’ll see AJ, I see Helena Bonham Carter.

  13. Birdix says:

    She reminds me of Julia Ormond.

  14. Toot says:

    She reminds me a lot of Angelina, dress wise. I think her best attribute, physicallly, is her hair.

  15. Aud says:

    Oh, Jess, from your lips to god’s ear. I would weep with joy.

    I love her hair. She’s got a unique look.

  16. Maya says:

    Two beautiful, intelligent and independent women – sad that they are not only pitched against each other but also used to elevate Brad.

    I love Angelina and like Neri but they are better off without Brad and his demons.

    I didn’t like it when Amal played the PR game and I don’t like it now with Neri. They are accomplished women and should let their work speak for themselves instead this fame hunger.

  17. Kirby the kid says:

    My neighbor works at MIT and her building is next to the Media lab. I was quizzing her about it the other day, and man you gotta love astrophysics-she was like “oh some woman, what’s her name, and that guys whose in movies or something? I don’t really know who she is or that guy, but you’re welcome to come skulk around campus and hang out with me!” She also humored me when I asked her if aliens were real…

  18. JP says:

    I love how perfectly fitted her coat is to her size/waist! So flattering! Meghan Markle should fly out Neri’s taylor to alter all of her long coats!!

  19. Tan says:

    Brad does pick striking and accomplished women.

    Jen had highly successful Friends role when they were together
    Gwyneth Freshly Oscar winner

    Angelina is well… Angelina

    And now Proff Oxman

    She does look very confident and self assured. And I love she dresses comfortably.

    Am not gonna compare her to AJ and demean either of them, even if the entire PR propaganda of Brad wishes us to do that.

    She is stunning and accomplished

    Just Angelina is.

    • lightpurple says:

      Gwyneth won her Oscar when she was with Affleck. She and Brad were quite over at that point.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      It’s funny, it seems as if we should give him credit for choosing accomplished women, but instead it seems as if he’s seeking to elevate himself through them — it becomes evident he might not be their equal, and that that’s not why he picks them. It’s too bad because he is very accomplished in his own right, as an actor and producer. You’d think that would be enough. He must have some insecurity to be so driven to try to be the “Renaissance man” he seems to think he is in his own mind.

      • perplexed says:

        If he’s dating women in their 40s, then chances are they will be accomplished somehow. I don’t think there’s any way around that when the woman is older. By early 40s, most women are established in their careers and educated at doing something. Not every woman is an MIT professor, but since he doesn’t date women who are only 20 like Leo does, I think it stands to reason that they’d be accomplished on some level in some kind of field. I guess one could argue that even Leo’s women are kind of accomplished….in modelling. These men are well-connected so the women they come into contact with are most likely going to be doing something high-achieving with their lives.

      • Kitten says:

        Yup I completely agree, WATP. Maya said the same above. Annoying.

  20. Fa says:

    So is kind of official they are dating and playing the same Clooney publicity by making Amal a celebrity and Brad is doing the same for her.

    • noway says:

      Yes, when did this become a thing? Why are these women with pretty good careers interested in this? Honestly, it just seems pretty shallow. I mean I do my celebrity gossip thing instead of eating Ben & Jerry’s. In this way it serves good, as it limits my sugar intake. It just seems their careers are more enticing than celebrity wife/celebrity, and their career is definitely impeded some when you become an A list’s plus 1. I just don’t get the allure, especially if I had their careers.

  21. Cantgooglme says:

    Wow, they are really on. Who knew.

  22. Lexilla says:

    To paraphrase you, dear Kaiser, both can be true. You can be a gossip-seer AND this whole thing is a tired cliche. That’s my vote.

  23. dumbledork says:

    She got papped walking into the place where she is employed. Shocker. And if the weather in Boston is anything like Chicago, she’s not going to be wearing stilettos walking to work. Much ado about nothing I think.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Very wet this morning with snow and sleet and slippery ground. Even when the weather is lovely, our sidewalks are often brick and sometimes even cobblestone, which is damaging to heels and ankles. Many women in the greater Boston area save our nice shoes by carrying them in a bag, much like what Neri has, and wearing sensible walking shoes while outdoors or on the T.

  24. akasamsmom says:

    She’s fine, but all I see is Rachel Weisz.

  25. magnoliarose says:

    She comes from a family of intellectuals in Israel. Her mother is an architectural researcher, professor and has been a visiting professor at loads of prestigious universities. Her father is a history and theory design scholar who is a professor as well. Both are respected and successful in their fields. It seems her sister is an artist who used to live in New York.
    Neri’s background is interesting, and she is impressive. I like that she has done so well in a male dominated field. And she is beautiful.

    I believe there is a budding romance, but I don’t think it is established or super serious. The tabloids seem to be hyper about it. I guess it will reveal itself over time.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      If it is happening, I cannot imagine it being super serious. They live on opposite coasts and that might actually be part of the appeal. Meet up, enjoy each other, and move along. I do wonder if it will last long enough for photographs too be taken. Of them actually together :)

    • sallyjr says:

      I saw some tabloid headlines this week that said ‘Poor Jen, Gets Dumped by Brad for Neri Oxman!’ Lmao. no lie.

      Tabloids had wasted so much ink on the reunification of Brad and Jen, that they are having to take a page from 2006, and are just replacing Angelina with Neri, as the siren who is wounding Jen all over again

      Ya gotta know Jen’s people are gonna find some way to keep Jen on those Pitt coattails.

  26. Lila says:

    I hate to ruin all the fun, but I am betting this will last a few months. Everybody is comparing this to an Amal Clooney roll out, there is a big difference. George wasn’t married, in the middle of a divorce, fighting for the right to see his 6 children. Amal was never married, but Neri was to a famous Argentian composer. This can get quite complicated. Neri is Jewish and Israeli she might not want to go further than dating someone who is not Jewish.

  27. Fa says:

    I heard she was in LA in March while his family was with him in Santa Barbara.

  28. Tanesha86 says:

    She looks like what I would expect if Helena Bonham Carter and Eva Green had a baby. Anyone else see that?

  29. Mandy says:

    The fact that Jolie isn’t even giving out random updates about how happy she is being single after all these publicity romance roll out of Pitt is hilarious. Dude is desperate to repair his golden boy image while his ex wife never looked back after dumping him and can’t be bothered with this.

    Now I kind of want Jolie to hook up with a hot architect if there’s any. At this point, anybody is probably an upgrade from her drunken, ranging ex who hits children.

    • Maya says:

      I want her to hook up with an insanely hot Nobel price winning genius- bonus if he is around her age..

    • Rhea says:

      It’s quite funny for me, actually. The way the mysterious sources pushing that Pitt was much, much, much happier after the split/that he likes woman who challenge him intellectually and he’s glowing around vivacious Oxman, etc—it’s sorta reminded me with the way Theroux’s camp was pushing the “I’m so edgy+artsy+100% New Yorker and Hollywood’s crowd bored me to death” storyline. It’s just….overkill. Too much to the point it became laughable.

      With that said, I don’t think Pitt wanted to be back with Jolie and the same goes for her, too. Too many things between them that drifted them apart. Hopefully both would be able to cast aside their problems around their kids.

      And I do hope—by looking from his past relationships—that Pitt would slow down and not rushing to make the new relationship into something serious this time around. Especially now that there are kids involved. At least not until overcoming his issues first.

  30. Teriffic Terry says:

    Has she actually broken up with her billionaire boyfriend?

  31. Adorable says:

    Neri is a beautiful woman(more cutesy to me),But Angelina is more striking (More features to work with),Neri does look younger than her 42years then again no kids etc…We’re obviously going to compare the woman “reportedly” after Angelina jolie,it’s a given🤷🏼‍♀️.

  32. Adorable says:

    In the Hollywood reporter interview Angie gave last year,She mentioned Brad many times & she was Non-chalant about him.She May still be “pissed off”@ him but it didn’t sound like she’s “seething”..

  33. Tess says:

    I don’t see it at all. Historically his type has been It-girl actresses and he kind of branded himself around them. Like he was more into his looks and hair around Gwyneth and Jennifer, and with Angelina he played it more serious. Plus while George Clooney did date the odd waitress, Brad has never dipped his toe into dating regular people.

    • ValiantlyVarnished says:

      Uhh yes Brad has dated regular people before. He dated a regular girl for a few months before Gwyneth and before Jennifer. He typically used them as rebounds until he hooks up with another actress. So if he is dating Neri I don’t think it will last long.

  34. Mona says:

    Did I miss something or did Angie create the color black? Are you kidding me with this nonsense?

  35. All lies says:

    I wanna want AJ to have a fling with her new costar Ed Skrein for their new movie M2. He is smoking hot and a Brit.

  36. Hmn says:

    This professor¿s beauty is all natural

  37. Spicecake38 says:

    She’s a natural beauty,that’s all I got

  38. All lies says:

    In a nut shell, BP loves being the center of a love triangle. He enjoyed such attention for the past 2 decades that he wanted to continue on with this one. If he didn’t, he should have waited until the divorce is finalized before trolling out his next love interest. He did it to JA in the first marriage where the ink on the divorce papers is barely dry and now to AJ. This time is much worse because of 6 little kids involved. He’s toxic to anyone getting involved with him. Can’t stand this dude.

  39. serena says:

    It has started…

    She is so obvious too, almost posing for the camera. Anyway, this is all very clichè and stupid.

  40. Alexandria says:

    Her hair here reminds me of Elaine Benes.

  41. jammypants says:

    I want to know her secret because I am struggling with dry skin in cold climates

  42. Carey says:

    I like that her shoes are visibly worn. Very different from Amal Clooney in that respect. It looks like this is her normal wardrobe (though I’m eye-rolling over carrying the Voyager recording, please).

    Brad’s doing pretty well with his PR at this point. Makes me wonder if he was driving a lot of the joint PR with Angelina when they were married, despite the perception that she was the PR mastermind.

  43. Paola says:

    I like them two together. Good for him.

  44. Sage says:

    Neri resembles Rachel Wiesz not Jolie.

  45. DP says:

    Is she just a pawn in the Brad Pitt PR machine, or is she a willing participant?
    I’m impressed with all she’s accomplished at 42. Getting involved with Pitt seems like a step down!
    Ps Does she remind anyone else of Minnie Driver in Good Will Hunting?

  46. WhatThe says:

    I am from Maine. She’s dressed appropriately for Massachusetts. She’s quite lovely and obviously very intelligent. Nice choice for a new friend.

  47. trh says:

    i can see you are a space exploration enthusiast by the Voyager record you are carrying

  48. JarltyI says:

    good for him he deserves someone nice

  49. Realist says:

    I don’t the get the hype with Oxman: “Stunning”, “beautiful”, “gorgeous. Really not seeing it. Pretty , yes. But she is no erm Angelina Jolie in the looks department.

  50. A says:

    I almost never say this, but this pap shot looks very staged to me. Can’t imagine that someone on Brad’s team didn’t orchestrate that stuff.

    No comment on her. I do think Brad Pitt is a pretentious d-bag and he’s trying to pull the whole “she’s not like all the OTHER girls, she’s a SPECIAL girl, she’s smart AND pretty!!!!” routine. And personally, it rubs me the wrong way that she’s okay with this narrative.

  51. Anastasia says:

    There was a kickstarter recently in which you could receive a copy of the Voyager album. I wanted to do it badly, but didn’t have the money to go to that level.

    I don’t see what the big deal is. She’s walking around where she works. I feel like the media/Brad’s PR is just working overtime to make this a thing.

  52. Truth hurts says:

    I wasn’t thinking this at first site but yes it is PR. The Voyager staged so It could be identifiable, the dark outfits. Does she get chauffeur driven to class? I hope all this pans out well for him. The facade that he was so tired of when he was in hot water is showing it’s ugly head again. TBO I feel for Neri because she is being used and when she meets the real Brad Pitt she will be oblivious no matter how intelligent she is. He is charming and if he could convince a strong minded woman like Jolie to father his child to make it look like Aniston didn’t wan to carry one he can work wonders. Remember she didn’t want children and bam belly bump. Now he is attempting to try some tactics on Angie like she was keeping his children from him, trying to destroy his image.
    This last week with all the rainbows and skittles for NO there was/ is a slew of bad articles about how he wanted to have Angie committed, she is dating, now she is seething and collapsing from jealousy. OMG lol yet he isn’t behind all of this say his fan club.
    In all this Angie just keeps on doing her thing and ignoring him.
    I keep saying he is playing with fire and will get burned.

  53. Gessy says:

    This new woman sounds like the perfect match for him, I wish them success in their relationship.

    • Truth hurts says:

      He said that about Angie and now look. He will always say things to accommodate his image. Truth is he has no right to sit home and twiddle his thumbs. He should find a woman who he likes but don’t throw your exes under the bus because they don’t want you. I think he is bitter with AJ. Not because of the filings but because she left and won’t comply and buckle like Aniston did. She is still fighting for something and it could be more than the kids.

  54. april says:

    She’s Jolie’s doppelganger.

  55. april says:

    Maybe dating someone who has excelled academically is the new thing for men in Hollywood. Clooney married an attorney. Maybe Brad wants the same thing with an accomplished professor to show off. Beautiful and academically degreed may be the new trophy wife.

  56. april says:

    I think Amal and this woman probably won’t take crap from any man. And, if anyone has a broken heart it won’t be them. Just getting that vibe that they are super confident.

  57. Olenna says:

    Well, life is too short to wear ugly shoes, but that grey turtleneck nice and she could do better than BP.

  58. Julia says:

    How nice to see a Hollywood man date someone around his age instead of teen age

  59. Katebush says:

    She’s gorgeous! I’m kinda fixated on anyone with curly hair lol. I see a mix of Helena Bonham Carter and Julia Ormond also. Actually I think she’s my new girl crush lol.
    And why did this have to be a staged pap stroll couldn’t she just be walking to class? I don’t get it.

  60. ZigZags says:

    I just want to know more about that bag. Seriously. Anybody have an ID?

  61. Beluga says:

    I find the roll-out creepy, like I did with Amal. The message I’m getting is, “She’s so beautiful and smart and accomplished, which makes her so much more worthy of him than some vapid floozy actress.”

    The problem I have with that is it is mostly aimed at elevating the man, because only this amazing unicorn among women could be good enough for him. What does he even bring to the table?

  62. Anare says:

    Kaiser rocks. Prediction was spot on. Cliche? Yes indeed! Hilarious.

  63. CairinaCat says:

    Well, university professors and most academic university staff have rather gruelling days. One of my professors told us that we shouldn’t expect him to answer emails during a certain 5-day-period. We asked why. He said that during these days he conducted oral exams and he had so many students that he would be examining from 9 in the morning to 9 in the evening with one hour lunch break and some 15-minutes brake every two hours.
    So yeah, it is gruelling. I have attended lectures in lecture halls with 1.000 students. Some of these exams were conducted electronically (think electronic multiple choice test) but some exams had to be done in writing (for a BA) and they all had to be corrected. The professor in question had employed student assistants who had acquired their BA already to do the corrections.

    Anyway my point is that Oxman probably has quite gruelling days, too, and therefor you can expect her to wear comfortable clothes. And yes, since she dates Brad Pitt she has become a target for photographers because her pictures sell well because she is dating BP.

  64. geneva says:

    Very funny that this was predicted before it appeared. The woman in the back of the picture looks more like a typical New England worker/student …. one thing I gotta say. The MIT Media Lab is not – in my opinon – like the physics department or the robotics or anything really cool or interesting. This woman does study media and its impact etc…and probably would like her chance in the spotlight. She is dressing just as Celebitchy predicted and she knows what she is doing. Raising her profile..getting a better job perhaps or a man. If that man happens to be Brad Pitt, she played it well!

  65. madonami says:

    I really don’t see how “seething with anger” = couldn’t care less. The opposite of love is DGAF, not seething.