Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt has, according to media reports, fallen for a 21-year-old actress named Ella Purnell and that has made his former wife Angelina Jolie quite furious.
What’s worst about the whole situation is that Ella looks like Angelina Jolie and even played the younger version of the Salt actress in Maleficent.
According to a source close to both Jolie and Pitt, the latter seems to be ‘blown away’ with Purnell’s talent and is going gaga over her.
“Brad had Ella in mind from the get-go. He went out of his way to cast her. Ella is incredibly flattered by all the attention she’s getting from Brad. She’s told friends he’s always been her No. 1 celebrity crush,” claimed a source.
This has upset Jolie since Purnell is only five years older than Maddox, the 16-year-old daughter of Pitt and the Wanted actress.
“Jolie is furious about Pitt’s interest in Purnell and her being cast on Sweetbitter. She absolutely hates that Pitt is cavorting with someone who played the teenage version of her in a film,” added the source.
The source further claimed that Brad was aware of the age difference between him and Purnell however, Pitt had seriously taken a liking to the young actress and theirs was a budding romance.
“He realises the huge age difference,” says the source, “and that everyone would look at the relationship as a midlife crisis mistake. He’s taken with Ella’s spunky, funny demeanor and formidable acting skills,” said the source.
Will Angelina Jolie slam Pitt publicly or will the actress move in with her own personal life?