A new potential romance may be on the cards for Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt. The actor is rumored to be interested in singer and actress Andra Day after they were seen swapping phone numbers backstage at the Oscars in April this year.
Andra Day, 36, was nominated for Best Actress for playing the legendary songstress in the biopic The United States Vs. Billie Holiday (2021), and Brad Pitt, 57, was one of the presenters at the awards.
An anonymous source came forward to say that Pitt and Day were flirting backstage and are believed to have swapped numbers. There is a possibility that it could be just professional, but some of Brad’s friends have been talking about what an amazing couple they could make. An insider also recently disclosed to the Mirror UK that Andra has been on Brad’s radar for some time.
It’s been a good week for the Oscar winner. First, he was awarded joint custody of his children after a rather bitter divorce battle with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie. Pitt had been involved in a custody tussle with 45-years old Angelina Jolie since they filed for divorce in 2016. Last week, he was finally granted joint custody of their five children. Second, an up-and-coming romance may be on its way.
The Fight Club actor was also in a brief relationship with swimsuit model Nicole Poturalski. However, the couple split in October last year after only a few months of dating.
Day opened up about her role as Billie Holiday and talked about going all-in for her role as the gravelly-voiced jazz singer. She had also started taking up smoking and drinking gin heavily.
The actress spoke to PBS NewsHour in March about the devotion to character. “It’s probably one of the most unhealthy things I’ve done,” she confessed.
Andra had her first shot to fame in 2015 after releasing her debut album, Cheers to the Fall. A year later, she got two Grammy awards nominations. Her phenomenal portrayal of Billie Holiday also bagged her the win for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama. The actress had reportedly caught Pitt’s eye at these events.