Brad Pitt has not been dating MIT professor Neri Oxman for six months, despite a speculative claim. Gossip Cop can debunk the untrue allegation. A rep for Pitt confirms to Gossip Cop that he and Oxman havenâ€™t been dating at all, let alone for the last six months.
But HollywoodLife thinks it found a smoking gun to prove Pitt and Oxman have been dating for half a year. In truth, it isnâ€™t evidence of a romantic relationship at all. Still, in its misguided article, the site contends the actor â€śmay have a new lady love in his life and it may have been going on for six months.â€ť As proof that theyâ€™ve been â€śsecretly involved,â€ť the blog points to a photo from a visit Pitt made to MIT last fall. Of course, nothing was actually â€śsecretâ€ť about that visit. At the time Pitt was on campus, a number of students publicly shared pictures on social media, including one in which he and Oxman are posing as part of a group.
Just because the website wasnâ€™t aware of the photosâ€™ existence until now doesnâ€™t mean something â€śsecretâ€ť was going on, and the photos are in no way evidence of a romance with Oxman. But the outlet goes on to write, â€śNow itâ€™s possible that they may not have yet been romantically involved back then but we canâ€™t help but wonder if things heated up right away between the two.â€ť But nothing â€śheated up right away.â€ť Pitt and Oxman didnâ€™t embark on a relationship â€śback then,â€ť and they still havenâ€™t started one today. His spokesperson confirms to Gossip Cop that they share a professional friendship and nothing more.
Bizarrely, after speculating that theyâ€™ve been in a months-long relationship, the online publication references the original Page Six report that made clear Pitt and the professor are just pals with a shared interest in art and design. HollywoodLies, as the website is nicknamed, even quotes, â€śTheir friendship has not turned into romance.â€ť Yet the site still built this whole article around the bogus premise that not only have Pitt and Oxman been dating, but they may have been for the last six months.
Whatâ€™s also notable is that in presenting this false theory about a secret romance, the blog doesnâ€™t give any indication that it attempted to fact-check its speculation with Pittâ€™s camp. If it had, it wouldâ€™ve learned, as Gossip Cop and other reliable outlets did, that Pitt and Oxman are strictly friends. A visit to MIT and a photo in which theyâ€™re posing with students doesnâ€™t change that.