After months of speculation around the status of their relationship, Alia Shawkat is shooting down rumours of a relationship with Brad Pitt, insisting that they’re actually “just friends.”
Speculation first started after Shawkat, 31, and Pitt, 56, were spotted together at an art gallery back in November.
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“We’re not dating,” stated the actress in an interview with Vulture.
“We’re just friends,” she added.
Shawkat also discussed the influx of unwelcome attention that she received after the photographs from the art gallery emerged.
“All my friends were like ‘What’s going on?’ and sending me photos. I just felt overwhelmed. It’s that feeling of being naked in school, like, Oh my God, everyone’s looking at me.”
Despite being famous herself, Shawkat revealed that she has never before experienced the type of “uncontrollable” attention as she did after being around the “Troy” star.
“I’ve gotten press, but not like that,” she said.