Okay, this time it's real. After all those stories for all these years, Brangelina is divorcing. There's talk of drugs, mental instability, affairs and more. Six kids and $400 million later, the fairytale has come to a screeching halt. Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce. Both sides say it won't get nasty, that they both want an amicable split. We've all heard that one before. We'll see how long that lasts.
So, 50-something Brad Pitt is on the market again. In the past (and some say even while married to Angelina) he's been known to bed hot women. Look at what happened when he and Angelina made Mr. and Mrs. Smith together, and he was married to Jennifer Aniston. A humiliated Jennifer divorced Brad and he and Angie seemed totally loved up, at least for a while.
So, let's have a look at some of his past loves, his recent co-stars and the rumor mill, and see just who Brad could hook up with next. Hey, some of them are married, but since when has that stopped our Brad? Here are 15 hotties that he could hook up with next.
15 Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow, now conveniently divorced from hubby Chris Martin, was in her early 20s when she and Pitt were engaged. The engagement came after they met on the set of 1995's grisly thriller Seven. They dated for three years and she has said, "I definitely fell in love with him... He was so gorgeous and sweet. I mean, he was Brad Pitt!" Apparently, her director/father Bruce Paltrow, was devastated when the two broke up, as he saw Pitt as a kind of son. She was in her early twenties then, and had said she had her head up her a** and that now she is a different person. So, he's about to be free. She is free. Watch this space. Oh yeah, she has said back then that he was too good for her. Now?
14 Claire Forlani
He costarred with English actress Claire Forlani, in Meet Joe Black back in 1998. And for a time, they were an item. She's since gone on to do quite a few movies and TV (such as the TV show CSI). With Brad's inclination to date actresses from his movies, some have joked that Pitt always makes certain that his hot female co-stars have a clause in their contract that requires them to date him. Well, he does make a habit of it, as we all know. The Forlani thing may have been a brief affair, but the two seemed so cozy and sexy together. And she's a down to earth, hottie type that many say is in stark contrast to the sometimes dark and troubled Angelina Jolie. And hey, she may not be too busy. Her last film, Precious Cargo got a zero percent ranking (0%) on Rotten Tomatoes.
13 Marion Cotillard
They made the upcoming 2016 film Allied, together. And if you believe the tabloids, she is (one of) the reason(s) for the divorce. The film is about two World War II assassins (Pitt and Marion Cotillard) intent on bumping off some Nazis, who fall in love. Now, if you think that sounds a little bit like Mr. and Mrs. Smith, the film that first paired Pitt and Jolie and where they fell in love, you would be spot on. Okay, falling in love on the screen involves romantic scenes and the ecstatic press screamed that Angelina was fit to be tied at what was going on and that Brad was smitten by the sultry French actress and musician, while filming in London in early 2016. The press called her a breath of fresh air in the married actor's life. So, now, who knows?
12 Lizzy Caplan
Caplan was in Mean Girls and co-starred as Brad Pitt's sister, alongside his love interest Marion Cotillard, in 2016's Allied. Take the rumors about Cotillard and Pitt, add in a few up close and personal movie scenes between Pitt and Lizzy Caplan, and you won't be surprised to hear that there were persistent rumors that something was going on between Pitt and Caplan. If any of it was true, Pitt, with his family installed in a big London house during the shooting of the film, was certainly one busy guy. The more desperate tabloids try to pass off up close and personal pictures from the movie as Brad cheating. Caplan previously dated actor Matthew Perry.
11 Jennifer Aniston
Okay. Here's the thing. The press never let go of the story that Jennifer was still carrying a torch for Pitt long after her humiliating divorce from him in 2005. After the affair between Pitt and Jolie became common knowledge, humiliating Jennifer and bringing their five year marriage to an end, the story that she still loved the guy just would not die. She may be married to Justin Theroux, but some still ask the question: Will they get back together? Occasionally, rumors circulated of Pitt "consulting" Aniston when things with Jolie were bad. First, though, Pitt will have some quick talking to do, as he is on record as saying his marriage to Aniston was boring. But after the Jolie roller coaster, maybe he's up for a little boring with a sexy girl next door.
10 Melanie Laurent
Stop us if this sounds familiar: An unhappily married couple are traveling through France together and decide to stay at a hotel by the sea. Roland (Pitt), a failing writer drinks too much and his wife Vanessa (Jolie), has mental problems. When they are together, the two are constantly arguing. Anyway, a pair of newlyweds have the room next to Roland and Vanessa, and Vanessa gets all kinky and spies on them through a hole in the wall. Jolie directed the 2015 film in which luscious French actress Melanie Laurent, plays Lea. Now, you can probably write the headlines without even seeing them: "Angelina Worried That Melanie Laurent is Stealing Brad" and "Brad Pitt Cheating Rumors". Laurent said it was "dreamlike" working with the two. She's young enough to be his daughter and unattached. So, watch this space.
9 Demi Moore
They had a fling in the 1990s and they are roughly the same age. As we so totally know, Demi Moore is "between husbands" at the moment, and just about the hottest 50-something around. And they have a lot in common. Like? Well, he used to be into the odd older woman. And we know about Demi's cougar ways. The question is, would Brad at 52 years, be too old? Bite your tongue. Of course he wouldn't. Back when they had their fling, they were both hot 30-somethings, already megastars, and were totally cute and sizzling sexy together. It didn't last. But now that they are, like Gwyneth Paltrow, older and wiser, it could be on the cards. Somehow, we don't think Demi has mellowed much.
8 Thandie Newton
Like so many of Brad Pitt's women, he met Thandie Newton on a film set. In this case it was 1994's Interview with a Vampire. There was a "yuk" moment when 12-year old Kirsten Dunst's character kissed Louis, played by 30-something Brad Pitt. Both were apparently uncomfortable, but got through it. But the real story was the film on which Pitt met young English actress Thandie Newton. Reportedly, they hit it off big time and dated for a time. They've stay friends, at least on friendly terms. See, part of it was that Brad was miserable while the film was shooting and looking for a little fun and a little light relief. And there was Thandie. She's sensible, sexy, and by all accounts, very funny. Maybe just what the doctor ordered?
7 April Florio
This story is a little confusing. Gawker reported that Pitt spent three days in Greece with the model when he was married to Jennifer Aniston. She has said that the guy poured his heart out to her about his deteriorating marriage. As far as Brad's people are concerned, he didn't know her. He would say that, wouldn't he? A married A-List star would probably not want to admit shacking up with a hot, but obscure, Australian model in search of her 15 of fame. Another curious thing: Virtually all of the reports of the rumored shacking up incident have been pulled from the Internet. So maybe there's no smoke without a fire. And maybe, just maybe, it's time to fan the flames a bit? We'd bet good money that April would totally be up for it.
6 Jitka Poheldek
Pitt was certainly a busy boy back in the 1990s. And when he showed up to Legends of the Fall premier with leggy model Jitka Poheldek, everyone said, "who the heck is she?" This was in Brad's hippie, long hair, show-up-to-the-premier-in-jeans period. And Jitka totally channeled his vibe at the premier. Reports were that, for a time, they spent a lot of time in his California mansion having all kinds of fun and games. Like most women who date Pitt, she didn't last long. But some said they were relaxed and happy together. And very hot. So, now in her 40s, is she the mellowing influence he needs to help put his life back together? Let's just hope he doesn't revert to hippie mode in reaction to the turmoil and stress of splitting Brangelina into two.
5 Robin Wright
Five or six years ago when they made Moneyball, the movie about the Oakland baseball manager Billy Beane, who used computer analytics to choose a team on a tight budget, there were the usual rumors. Words like "slept together" came up a lot, as did headlines that proclaimed Angie was scared Brad might b*ne his leggy co-star. Nobody was talking, but as always, rumors kept coming and going and coming back again. Most fans remember Wright from her standout performance in TV's House of Cards. But way back when, she was Tom Hanks' hippie love interest in Forest Gump. The Texas beauty and the hunky Pitt seemed to enjoy one another's company during filming. So, who knows what the future will bring.
4 Mireille Enos
Back a few years ago, she was Brad's new on-screen wife in action horror film World War Z. And the tabloids had a field day: "Meet Brad's new wife and it's not Angelina". Apparently they got into the kissing scenes early on, like the second day of shooting, and Mireille Enos was reportedly terrified. It was apparently a happy shoot, with Enos and Pitt getting on well on and off screen. But that was then and this is now. With Brad about to become a free agent once again, we wonder what might happen when they get together for World War Z 2 and that post-apocalyptic marriage of theirs, complete with all those zombies. Especially now that they are already accustomed to that kissing thing. We predict rumors galore.
3 Juliette Lewis
Juliette Lewis told The Huffington Post that her romance with Brad Pitt reminds her of a simpler time in Hollywood. It was the 1990s, before things got totally complicated and stylists were a must-have for every celebrity. They were together for four years. Imagine that: Four years with Brad Pitt. And when it began she was still a teenager. They were two young stars, holding hands, simply dressed, and apparently in love. She says she still gets asked about Pitt and their romance and that she is (usually) patient with nosy journalists. And no, unlike some other ex-girlfriends, she is also discreet. The actress who made her name in Oliver Stone's 1994 serial killers/lovers mashup Natural Born Killers, is still looking pretty good, we think.
2 Julia Ormond
Back in the 1990s she was a golden girl and starred alongside Brad Pitt in Legends of the Fall, and then in 2008 they reunited for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Rumors about their "relationship" have waxed and waned. Julia Ormond is certainly extremely flattering when she talks about Pitt, both as a man and as an actor. And Pitt has always had nothing but nice things to say about her. While still busy, the English actress is no longer a certified A-Lister and that reportedly is just fine with her. She says that people still ask her about those on-screen kisses with Brad. They seem to be having a good time. So, now that he is about to be a free man, maybe, just maybe.
1 Hey, It's Brad Pitt Over There
Being Brad Pitt has its advantages, like at this June 2016 Born-Free Vintage Chopper and Classic Cycle Show in Silverado, California. Some reports said he was having a fine time, drinking, ogling... the bikes and babes, and doing some serial flirting. But, hey, he was still a married guy, visibly sporting a wedding ring, so nothing happened. That we know of anyway. But now, count on endless stories of hook-ups, real and imagined from hot young things who maybe are just in it for their 15 of fame. The world, as they say, is his oyster. He's about to go from a hot married star to a hot single star. And girls, in entertainment and otherwise, would kill for a shot at being his date, his girlfriend, and dream of dreams, his wife. Better ask Jennifer and Angie about that one, girls.