Brad Pitt was seen with a ‘mystery woman’ at an Thundercat concert in LA

Brad Pitt in the press room during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on Febru...

I feel sorry for the old-school Bradifer shippers who were taken in by Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s rather obvious Oscar-campaign scheme. It had all the hallmarks of an Oscar campaign stunt: a December rollout, suspicious photo-ops, explicit denials that Brad and Jennifer were back together while still managing to get both their names in headlines for three solid months. Personally, I believe all of the conspiracies about CAA (the agency which represents both of them) and how the scheme was likely dreamt up by agents, publicists and Oscar-campaign strategists. People Magazine readers love “Brad and Jen” together, so it worked – Jennifer won a SAG Award and Brad swept all of the major awards. And then the very second the awards season was over, all of those Bradifer stories stopped ABRUPTLY.

So, we haven’t heard about “Brad and Jen” in weeks, basically since the Oscars. And now Brad is out with some “mystery woman” in LA? Hm.

Brad Pitt looked comfy over the weekend next to a mystery woman at a concert — and while it’s unclear if this is romantic, what is clear is Brad’s not scared of getting out there. BP was spotted Saturday night at The Wiltern in L.A., where musician Thundercat was performing. Eyewitnesses tell us he arrived with the woman, whom he sat next to pretty much through the whole show. It’s hard to see her face, but you get a decent side profile.

At one point, she takes off her beanie, revealing really short hair — almost like a buzz cut. There’s no clear signs of PDA, but they’re clearly watching the show together … which becomes even more evident when Beck comes over to chat them both up. BTW, he wasn’t the only other celeb there … we’re told Ariana Grande, Ty Dolla $ign and Anderson .Paak were among the stars in the VIP area. Brad and his lady friend, included, obviously.

Now, again, we don’t know if this get-together was romantic or friendly — but fact is … Brad out with anyone is always worth a convo. He’s joked anyone he stands next to is immediately pegged as a new flame — so we should give him the benefit of the doubt. That said, it’s also pretty apparent Brad is somewhat conscious and careful about who he steps out with in public — which was evident at the Oscars last month. He showed up with his manager as his date but the media went nuts trying to figure out who exactly she was.

The potentially bad news this could pose for Brennifer shippers … Brad’s recent encounters with Jen Aniston might’ve been much ado about nothing after all. In any case, we’ve reached out to Brad’s camp for clarification on this outing … so far, no word back.

[From TMZ]

I personally think that when Brad has a new girlfriend, he’ll want to show us and there will be a big girlfriend rollout. Until then, he’s probably just dating here and there and it’s probably nothing serious. I also think – and I know I don’t give him credit for this enough – that Brad legitimately has a lot of female friends? He’s not a toxic bro in that sense. He has, historically, been friends with a lot of women and always had good relationships with female coworkers. Plus, I think Brad has a lot of “sober buddies” these days, either sober companions he’s paying or friends he met through various programs. Also: some people think this is Alia Shawkat. Could be. Brad and Alia have spent a lot of time together over the past year or so.

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  1. Erinn says:

    I’m to the point that I just feel bad for any woman who happens to even be in the same room as Pitt at this point. The media (and PR teams) really like to do a deep dive on anyone that’s spotted with a newly (new-ish in this case only in terms of how long the relationship lasted at this point) single celebrity man or woman. And it would be extra annoying to be constantly tied to BP. Maybe 10 years ago it’d be a kind of funny story to tell people, but it’s just sad at this point.

  2. Thanks says:

    You can tell it’s Alia Shawkat. Why is the media playing dumb? Is she not worthy to be his girlfriend?

    • Sojaschnitzel says:

      My first thought exactly. It’s very obvious to me.

    • Yeppers says:

      It’s so obvious they’re dating. She’s an “indie style” beauty and the comments on TMZ tell u why the media isn’t proclaiming this a couple (“she’s really gone downhill,” etc). Puh-lease, okay she’s not really gym toned but you can really see her natural beauty when she has longer hair and he’s nearly 60. The question is what is she doing with him?!!!

  3. SaraR. says:

    It’s definitely Alia Shawkat.

  4. LA says:

    TMZ is confirming – it’s Alia.

  5. Originaltessa says:

    Clearly Alia.

  6. Sasha says:

    Thundercat with Alia Shawkat..hmm

  7. Guest with Cat says:

    Good lord he looks terrible. Age happens to us all, but he looks incredibly haggard. I could almost believe he has been keeping vigils over his ailing daughters. It would be nice if that were the case.

  8. Grant says:

    IMO, Jennifer Aniston didn’t need this PR blitz to win her SAG. Her impeccable, career-best performance on The Morning Show speaks for itself. Brad on the other hand… Still can’t believe he won for his nothingburger performance in OUAT…IH.

    • crogirl says:

      Maybe she didn’t need it but she agreed to it. I don’t like Jennifer but I hope she cashed in that favor (possible plan b project)

    • Yeppers says:

      She might have agreed to some of the leaked stories but he initiated the SAG thing spontaneously. Overall he benefited more from it than she did.

  9. lucy2 says:

    Definitely Alia. Girl, what are you doing??
    I still think all that Brad/Jen stuff came from his camp. He needed a PR boost, he wanted an Oscar campaign, and she was on a career high. Once he got his prize, he was done using her. Again.

  10. MJM says:

    What kind of a hairpiece is he wearing? Too bad they often look so artificial.

  11. Pilar says:

    It’s Alia. She’s way to cool for him. Girl..

  12. Meg says:

    Wasn’t alia the the sole person who called out Jason Bateman in that trainwreck interview for arrested development where he defended Jeffrey tambours treatment of Jessica Walter? Literally everyone else was quiet will arnett and David cross
    Now she’s at least good friends if not dating Brad Pitt? Ugh

  13. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    His face seems so peculiarly rubberised, I want to grab his cheek to see if it snaps back…

  14. Boxy Lady says:

    Thundercat is awesome!
    That is all.

  15. elle says:

    He’s starting to look like someone… William H. Macy, perhaps?