What’s cooking between Brad Pitt and Alia Shawkat? All you need to know about ‘Arrested Development’ alum

What’s cooking between Brad Pitt and Alia Shawkat? All you need to know about ‘Arrested Development’ alum
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‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ actor Brad Pitt has found someone to keep him company amid the ongoing and lockdown and his increasing proximity to this frequent visitor is raising eyebrows. 

Pitt is currently isolating in his multihomed property in Los Feliz, California. And, recently photographed leaving his residence was none other than Alia Shawkat, who had become one of the most talked-about neighbors of Pitt. 

Staying only a few minutes away from his place, Shawkat has been reportedly “hanging out plenty” with the actor. 

“They’re only about 10 minutes away from each other, so Alia will bike or walk to Brad’s place whenever they have time to chill. It’s all very organic and easy,” a source told Us Weekly

The duo was first spotted together at the LA on Fire art exhibition in Los Angeles in November 2019. 

A few reports have also noted Pitt draws inspiration from Shawkat’s artwork as she “gives him direction” as an art aficionado. 

Apparently, the duo isn’t only catching up to share their mutual love for art as they have been ordering a lot of burgers and pizzas, and “they go for a drive down the coast” according to an insider

While neither Pitt or Shawkat have commented on the speculations surrounding their rather intriguing relationship, a few sources have claimed that “They are not a couple and there's nothing romantic going on.”

For the uninitiated, Alia Shawkat is a 31-year-old American actress popular for portraying Maeby Funke in the Fox/Netflix sitcom ‘Arrested Development’. She is also known for playing Gertie Michaels in the horror-comedy film ‘The Final Girls’. 

She was born in California to mother Dina Shawkat and father Tony Shawkat who has produced films such as ‘Vlad’ and ‘Bart Got A Room’. Shawkat’s career skyrocketed after she appeared in the film ‘The Kings’ alongside her father. 

Apart from working in films, her parents also run a strip club called ‘Showgirls Gentlemen’s Club’. Talking about her parents’ business venture she told in an interview, “It definitely affected my perspective. It was never a secret, there was no shame around it.” Adding that her parents were “very normal, slightly conservative”, she said, “It wasn’t like they were seedy club owners: it was a business.”

She’s also the granddaughter of the well-renowned actor Paul Burke who was the star ‘Valley of the Dolls’ and ‘The Thomas Crow Affair’. 

She’s currently working on the TBS comedy ‘Search Party’ which is in its third season. 

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