Brad Pitt ‘overhauled his life to be super hippy-dippy,’ he’s very ‘artsy’ & boho now

"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" photocall and premiere in Berlin

If I was in charge of Brad Pitt’s management and PR, I would really do everything differently. The first thing his management should do is make some kind of peace with Angelina Jolie. The whole “I gamed the system and got away with physically assaulting my son” thing is not a good look. I don’t care if he won an Oscar after it happened, it’s still massively embarrassing for him and for the industry. He needs to clean up that whole mess and stop smearing his ex-wife. He also needs to lean harder into the “woke producer” thing and really make people remember that he executive produced films like 12 Years a Slave, Selma, Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk and Minari.

As for “Brad’s next girlfriend” – the Neri Oxman thing was a debacle. The Nico Mary thing was a catastrophe. The Alia Shawkat thing was definitely super-weird. He needs someone closer to his age (40s or 50s) who is accomplished in her own right, in her own way. He shouldn’t try to make things happen with Instagram models and beautiful, 30-something Andra Day! But instead of any of this happening, Brad is apparently leaning into “Boho Brad and his 30-something Swedish girlfriend.” Whew.

Brad Pitt has always been a laid-back kind of guy – and a source says that these days, he’s basically bohemian!

“Brad overhauled his life to be super hippy-dippy. He spends his free time meditating or doing sculpture,” spills the source, adding that when the star socializes, “it’s always with his new group of artsy friends.”

Pitt has also reportedly been spending time with Swedish indie singer Lykke Li, 35. “It makes sense,” says the source. “Recently, he’s been attracted to eccentric, creative types.”

While Brad is still connected to the Hollywood scene with his acting and producing work, “he’s not nearly as chummy with his old A-lister pals, like George Clooney, as he used to be,” adds the insider. “He hasn’t dumped them per se, but he’s off in this whole other world, chilling and doing his thing.”

[From OK! Magazine, print edition]

He really started sculpting in earnest right after Jolie left him and he went through some kind of makeshift rehab program. I guess he figured “idle hands” or whatever, and he was just trying to pass the time. He’s always been into art and he’s always had some connections in the art world, so I guess he’s just leaning in harder to that lifestyle. It feels weird to talk about a 57-year-old man going through “phases” like a teenager, but I think in Brad’s case, it’s apt. His Jolie phase was all about fatherhood, booze and “being taken seriously.” His post-Jolie phase is about being boho and arty and dating a Swedish indie princess. I wonder what his post-boho phase will be.

In some angles, Lykke Li reminds me of Lady Gaga. I wonder if this Lykke Li rumor is nothing more than Brad’s Struggle PR.

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Brad Pitt is seen out visiting the Biennale in Venice

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, Avalon Red.

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  1. Carmen says:

    The problem with Brad Pitt is he’s so shallow and superficial he sheds one persona for another like a chameleon and none of them work. He basically doesn’t know who the hell he is or what he wants out of life. And he will never, ever forgive Angie for seeing through his bullshit and leaving him.

    • Laura says:

      Probably narcissistic personality disorder. I always laugh at old dudes like this who always have their face in the media. Because they do it on purpose and that’s just so sad and pathetic to me. There’s plenty of celebrities out there that manage to stay out of the spotlight, yet we always hear about this guy. He loves the gossip and attention no matter what it’s about, including abusing his son. Utter trash.

      • Meg says:

        Yeah his disinterest in his kids once they weren’t babies anymore and he escaped into alcohol and weed more then is a bad sign too. The mommy dearest daughter Christina I think her name is said her mom lost interest in her kids once they weren’t babies anymore.

    • Sondra Jackson says:

      Honestly, I have only heard good things about him from people who have met him and worked with him, I know a lot of people in the industry. I also have a lot of family in New Orleans who have said that he is very approachable and down to earth. I am not getting into his personal life with his family because none of us actually know what happened.

      • Carmen says:

        I’m sure he’s superficially charming. Narcissistic personalities usually are.

      • LOL says:

        @SONDRA JACKSON, Brad Pitt thanks his Publicists, image consultants, media lawyers and especially shout out to Harvey Weinstein media staragist Matthew Hiltzik, for keeping him popular and stain free from all his past and present shenanigans; from hitting his minor son and traumatising his six children into years if therapy , gaslighting his adopted children and their mother, and making sure all negativity is washed, even getting the media to stop addressing him as father of six children, whom he’s not seen publicly nor privately since 2016. Brad Pitt thanks his money saving his image.

  2. Lily P says:

    His team can push the whole hippy dippy vibe as much as they like, but he is still using the courts to force his teenage children to see him, he is still using the media and legal system to continue abusing his ex-wfie, and he continues to lean into PR attempts that actively villainise his eldest son to deflect from his own behaviour.

  3. Dutch says:

    So he’s going to smoke even MORE weed now?

  4. MaryContrary says:

    Oh please. Is this the way of gussying up that he’s been a big stoner for the last 30 years?

  5. Shirley says:

    We haven’t seen one picture of Brad with his children. Most likely the younger ones have been spending time with him recently.
    Angelina has been all over the place being papped. Hopefully for their children’s sake she can find a way to cope with her issues and allow the kids to heal and spend time with their father.

    • Sammie says:

      Brad needs to work on his issues so that his children can trust and heal from the harm he caused them. I’m sure AJ has her own issues but let’s not remove Brad’s responsibility to the impact he has had on 7 people. AJ got those children straight into trauma therapy in 2016.

      I strongly believe that if there was any doubt on AJ’s capacity to be the full time primary carer, the courts, and Brad’s legal team would have pounced on it. Instead it took almost 5 years for him to prove himself able and worthy of getting joint.

    • Lenni says:

      I agree. It’s like she’s passing on her trauma with her dad. She’s vindictive and needs therapy

      • Carmen says:

        She’s vindictive? She’s not the one who’s dragged this divorce for five years out of pure spite, he is.

    • The Recluse says:

      If he was papped with his kids, there would likely be blow back that he was exploiting them somehow and the kids don’t need that anyway.

  6. Golly Gee says:

    The timing of this is interesting. Angelina has been papped once, possibly twice with The Weeknd recently and next thing you know there’s an article about Brad possibly seeing a cool, edgy musician. But Brad’s just low key, doing his thing don’t you know. He has no idea how these stories about him end up in the media. And so that it doesn’t look like a knee-jerk reaction, the article is framed as Brad’s new lifestyle, which we’ve already heard about and isn’t new so…
    Also his PR is being much more careful about jumping the gun and gushing about a romance. They’re keeping the nature of the relationship very neutral so it doesn’t blow up in his face as per usual.
    Although I was expecting a story like this after Angelina was papped visiting Jonny Lee Miller, and there was nothing.

  7. libellule says:

    There is a joke going around he’s always morphing to resemble his partners. It’s like he has no personality on his own. I really hope Lykke Li is better than dating him. I used to love her music

  8. GrnieWnie says:

    He’s a man with six kids who appears to be unburdened by little to no parenting responsibilities, which are all shouldered by their mother. Not sure he should be crowing about all of his time for a new life phase.

    • rmcgrudiva says:

      Excellently put, GrnieWnie.

    • Kristen says:

      Her making sure the media sees that she’s parenting isn’t evidence that he isn’t.

      • LOL says:

        @KRiSTEN stay bitter Brad fans. Still playing the indoor daddy excuse for the deadbeat daddy, even after 5 years . You Brad fans like to play that PR card no one’s buying it anymore, not even his kids.

  9. Atti says:

    He was always kinda artsy though… he has hung with really artsy friends over the year. And his characters have often been oddball choices. I just assumed he was an artsy dude.

  10. DuchessL says:

    I am reading that george/amal dont want to be associated with abuser brad. Amal has a leash on george and will not allow it! They are team Angelina, team humanitarian, team children of the world, team meghan, team harry, team anti racism. So no to brad.

    • Thirtynine says:

      I thought that too. He doesn’t hang with George now he has new friends, hippy artsy friends. To me that sounds like,’George and Amal have little in common with who Brad is and how he’s choosing to live his life, so he’s had to find people who don’t know him well yet to hang out with’.

  11. North of Boston says:

    If he’s looking to rehab his image, Pitt should plan his next phase to be more “George Clooney” and less “Johnny Depp with an icky side of Justin Theroux”

  12. LOL says:

    What’s embarrassing is that a 57 year old man who blew up his marriage and six kids and used every media outlet to gaslight them is, and is still trying to reinvent himself on the back of another women, this time witj woman whose 22 years younger than him. As if the married escort relatshionship wasn’t embarrassing enough ough.

  13. Marquis says:

    Y’all love dragging Brad but maybe spend some of that energy on Angie as well. I have no doubt her team are paying y’all to ignore her faults like parental alienation.

    • Carmen says:

      I think Brad by his actions managed to alienate his children quite thoroughly without any assistance from Angie.

    • North of Boston says:

      I’m dragging Brad for publicly behaving like a 20 something and having a PR team trying to sell that like it’s worthy of praise.

      He’s nearly 60. And he’s been rich, A list, well-connected and had the freedom to find and pursue his true self for most of his adult life
      The expiration date on Brad selling himself as a feckless, still finding-himself, pretty boy passed a couple of decades ago.

      (And also, how is it that among the billions of women in the world, the only artsy “old-souls” he happens to meet are 20-somethings? Again, he’s nearly 60)

      That he appears to have fallen down on the parental front, at least going by info available to the public, is a whole separate thing.

  14. LaFernCox says:

    dezeen.com/2020/10/09/david-adjaye-house-demolished-make-it-right-foundation/amp/

    Here is recent update on the homes he built post-Hurrican Katrina with his foundation.

    I grew up in New Orleans (I was actually born in Alabama) and I remember his beatification to sainthood process with our community and nationally. He and Angie lived there, sometimes we’d just see them riding bikes around the French Quarter. We all appreciated the visibility they were bringing and he was also working on the Make It Right Foundation, which seemed to be doing something amazing for the Ninth Ward (one of the hardest communities hit). What he actually did was play a character (for about the length a movie films) and then leave and never look back. He also bathed in the good PR and attention as it suited him and is now nowhere to be seen round there.

    As the article details, the houses are falling apart now. The street of 109 houses is full of disrepair and no one can be reached by those that live there for assistance. They are trying to pay for repairs on these homes that were shoddily made from the outset.

    Brad is facing a civil suit, as is the foundation. I brad-pitt-make-it-right-foundation-sues-former-executive-director/%3famp=1

    A few of you have talked about narcissism and shedding personas and ITA. For a person to use a moment like that to gain positive PR, play architect, and live out a character and then simply forget those people and let their homes rot… it takes a certain lack of true empathy. He us definitely in it for himself and I’m not surprised he couldn’t handle his son becoming a man since he never managed to do that himself.

  15. Anonymous says:

    @ Laferncox: “For a person to use a moment like that to gain positive PR, play architect, and live out a character and then simply forget those people and let their homes rot… it takes a certain lack of true empathy.”

    Yep, you are right. He’s certainly missing a sensitivity chip. 😜

  16. Anonymous says:

    @Carmen: I think they are both dragging it out. AJ is going to have to accept 50/50 custody. BP is a d1ck for making her stay in the US. They could easily chose another home base since that is the way the kids always lived. Hopefully, in time they will settle their differences.