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Brad Pitt addresses recent dating rumours as he’s linked to Alia Shawkat

Brad has put a pin in claims he’s been dating a lot since his split from Angelina (Picture: Masatoshi Okauchi/REX)

Seems Brad Pitt is totally single and not dating anyone, despite being lobbed a new relationship each week by gossip pundits.

The actor was most recently linked with Arrested Development’s Alia Shawkat however he’s now insisted anything written about him in regards to his dating life is most definitely false.

Putting the rumours to rights, Brad – who split from Angelina Jolie in 2016 – opened up on his love life, saying he doesn’t deliberately go searching for what’s written about him but did add his two cents on its authenticity.

‘I don’t go out of my way to avoid [press stories]; I just don’t seek it out,’ he told The New York Times Magazine. ‘I don’t know how many women they’ve said I’ve been dating the last two or three years, and none of it’s true.’

Brad was married to Angelina until 2016 (Picture: Rex Features)

Illustrating his true feelings towards what’s written about him, he recalled the moment he realised the old adage of ‘today’s news is tomorrow’s fish and chip paper’, or, rather, cat litter.

‘When I first started my career, I was in USA Today,’ the 55-year-old explained. ‘I was pretty pleased with myself. Two days after it came out, I go over to a friend-of-a-friend’s house.

‘In the kitchen, I look down and there’s a litter box for the cat – and there’s my piece in USA Today with a cat turd on top of it. That pretty much defines it.’

Yep, that’ll do it.

Brad and Alia’s romance rumours were denied (Picture: Getty)

It comes after earlier this month it was rumoured father-of-six Brad and Alia were dating after they were spotted at an art gallery in Los Angeles, and most recently, at Kanye West’s Nebuchadnezzar opera at the Hollywood Bowl.

However, a source told People that Brad wouldn’t date his friends.

The source continued: ‘He just loves surrounding himself with good friends.

‘Brad loves the art world. He has a large group of artist friends that he hangs out with. Several are women, but he isn’t dating them.’

Last year it was claimed he was dating university professor Neri Oxman, before those rumours were also squashed.

Oh, and apparently Charlize Theron was in there somewhere as well – as she put those snippets to rest by confirming she was single earlier in February.

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