A source told Us Weekly, “Brad and Emily have been hanging out as friends” and that their relationship is “in the very early stages” as of now.
“But they like each other and are excited to see where things go,” the source added
Romance rumors started weeks after the 31-year-old model filed for divorce from her husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard, 35, after being married for four years. They got married in February 2018 and in March 2021, they welcomed their son, Sylvester.
Ratajkowski was first spotted without her wedding ring in June and a month later, the outlet confirmed that the two called it quits.
A source told Us Weekly in July, “She isn’t speaking to him because of his [alleged] infidelity, he isn’t speaking to her because he feels she was checked out of their relationship for the last year. She got an apartment downtown to get away from her ex and start her new life. They’re only speaking to each other through the nanny.”
On the other hand, Pitt, 58, and Angelina Jolie split in September 2016 and their divorce hasn’t been finalized yet. They share six children: Maddox, 21, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, as well as twins Knox and Vivienne, 14.
In 2019, Pitt was linked to Alia Shawkat but they were just friends. A year later, he dated model Nicole Poturalski but they only lasted until October 2020. Last August, another source told the outlet, “He’s going out on dates and having fun. He is surrounding himself with a small group of trusted friends and family, and he tries to take breaks whenever possible.”
Meanwhile, Ratajkowski confirmed she was dating again when she reacted to a clip about female sexuality on TikTok on September 5. She said, “I love this video because she’s making a point that [author and activist] bell hooks made, which is that under a patriarchy, there’s this premise of men ‘getting women,’ ‘getting them,’ ‘pulling them’ like they’re something to possess.”
She added, “I feel — as a recently single person who is thinking about dating and stuff — I’ve really seen that with my friends and with the conversations around it. It’s like, ‘Well who’s going to get her?’ Rather than this is a reciprocal mutual relationship where two people could potentially foster love.”