Who is 'Search Party' Season 4 star Alia Shawkat dating? Casual appearances with Brad Pitt spark wild rumors
Is the 'Arrested Development' actress dating Brad Pitt or are they just art pals?
The tables have turned on Dory Sief and she is no longer obsessed with an old missing acquaintance. This time, she is the missing girl. In Season 4 of HBO Max's returning dark comedy 'Search Party', Dory is kidnapped by her stalker and Alia Shawkat looks promising in the role in the "better version of her life". Shawkat, who has played the highly flawed character for the last three seasons, is perhaps the best person to play the role. Apart from the show, the 'Arrested Development' actress had been in news throughout the Covid-19 lockdown for her alleged relationship with Brad Pitt. Are they together? If not, who is Alia Shawkat dating?
News had broken out in May 2020 that Pitt was photographed leaving his multi-homed property in Los Feliz, California, where he was isolating during the lockdown with none other than Shawkat. She reported only stayed for a few minutes and was "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. These were only a few reported cases of their casual public encounters.
It was later revealed by insiders that Brad thinks of the 30-year-old as a sister. "Brad thinks Alia is one of the most beautiful people in the world but he looks at her as more of a sister and has come to count her as one of the most important people in his life," an insider said as reported by Geo TV. A few reports had also noted that Pitt draws inspiration from Shawkat's artwork as she "gives him direction" as an art aficionado.
Everything was a speculation until Shawkat went on record to debunk any and rumors. "We’re not dating," she told in an interview published June 26, 2020. "We're just friends."
"All my friends were like 'What's going on?' and sending me photos," she said. "I just felt overwhelmed. It's that feeling of being naked in school, like, Oh my God, everyone's looking at me." In the interview, Shawkat also discussed how the media attention was a source of concern for her. "To them it's like, ‘We don't get it! This girl is weird! She's so different! Why are they hanging out? You get too close to the prom king, and all of a sudden, everyone's like, 'Well, who is this b*tch?'"
This is the last official update from Shawkat about her dating life. She identifies as a bisexual and now, in her late 20s as a pansexual. Her Instagram had little clues to offer since she mostly shares her artwork on the social networking site.
You can catch her in Season 4 of 'Search Party' will premiere on HBO Max on January 14, 2021.