Reports reveal how Brad Pitt met model Nicole Poturalski
So how, exactly, did Brad Pitt meet his new girlfriend, German model Nicole Poturalski? A source told "Entertainment Tonight" on Aug. 27 that the two — who were photographed traveling together in France on Aug. 26 — "were introduced through friends, and when they first started seeing each other, they told no one about it. Even some of their inner circle of friends are only finding out now." The source added that the actor "has been very private about dating and now more than ever he doesn't want to rock the boat with [ex-wife] Angelina [Jolie]. He has been working so hard on making his co-parenting run smoothly." MailOnline, however, claims to have more specific details about how it all began. According to an Aug. 28 report in the British webloid, Brad, 56, met Nicole, 27, in August 2019 at the Berlin restaurant Borchardt, which is owned by her husband, restauranter Roland Mary, 68, with whom she shares a young son, Emil. Brad was familiar with the upscale eatery, the webloid reported, as he'd dined there while making "Inglorious Basterds" in Germany in 2009. He returned last summer while promoting his latest Quentin Tarantino movie, "Once Upon A Time in Hollywood," with the director and his co-stars. "Brad was introduced to Roland's wife, Nicole, and she passed him her number. Nicole travels a lot for her work as a fashion model and she connected with Brad Pitt while she was in [Los Angeles] for work [a few weeks later]," a friend of the model told MailOnline. Roland told MailOnline "no comment" when contacted by the outlet, which further claims that Nicole and Roland have an understanding about her "close friendship" with the movie star. "Roland is a very philosophical guy," the friend explained. "He has been married several times and has five children. He is not interested in negativity or jealousy. They are still married but you could describe their relationship as an 'open marriage.'"
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Angelina Jolie and kids step out in wake of news ex Brad Pitt has a new girlfriend
In the wake of news confirming Brad Pitt is dating a beautiful pillow-lipped German model who's nearly 30 years his junior, ex Angelina Jolie enjoyed a public outing to Nobu Malibu with their children on Aug. 27 — and looked like a glamorous Grecian goddess doing it. As DailyMail.com reported, Angie — whose divorce case with Brad continues to drag on — stunned in a gold maxidress and kitten heels as she and the kids, all in masks, hit up the celebrity sushi hotspot for dinner. As Lainey Gossip points out, the timing is interesting: Just a few days earlier six years ago, Brad and Angelina got married — with their kids taking center stage — at Chateau Miraval, which is where Brad was reportedly headed with new girlfriend Nicole Poturalski on Aug. 26 when they were photographed at an airport outside of Paris, which sparked global headlines and led to confirmation about their previously clandestine romance. Since Nobu Malibu is a known paparazzi hotspot, Lainey Gossip suggests, it's "definitely a place you want to hit up if you want to drive home the point that your ex-husband, who has had a complicated relationship with the children, is currently gallivanting with his hot young lover at the home she and their children once shared with him."
Scott Disick basically confirms that Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are back together
People magazine reported back on Aug. 3 that Khloe Kardashian and her off-and-on boyfriend of several years, Tristan Thompson, had quietly reconciled in June. "They are very much together," a source told the magazine, adding that the reality star "is beyond happy." But Khloe and the NBA player have yet to publicly confirm the news. Now, however, there's more evidence that they're indeed a couple again following two devastating cheating scandals in 2018 and 2019. On Aug. 28, Khloe — who shares toddler daughter True with the athlete — posted a red-hot photo of herself in a black bikini on Instagram to let fans know her Good Swim bathing suit line was back in stock. The Shade Room noticed that Scott Disick, who has three kids with ex Kourtney Kardashian and remains very close to Khloe, took to the comments where he wrote, "@realtristan13 is a lucky man!" Page Six further pointed out that Khloe herself dropped another reconciliation clue earlier in the month when she posted a message to fans that read "Not a secret, just not your business."
Prince William and Prince Harry come together to share news honoring their mother ahead of her death anniversary
Despite an oft-reported-on rift between them, Prince William and Prince Harry came together to issue a rare joint statement on Aug. 28 concerning their mother, the late Princess Diana, People magazine reported. Monday, Aug. 31, marks 23 years since her tragic death in Paris. Kensington Palace issued a message on behalf of the siblings about a statue honoring Diana that's been in the works for a few years now. "The statue that Prince William and Prince Harry have commissioned to commemorate their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, will be installed next year on what would have been her 60th Birthday," the statement began. "The statue was commissioned to mark the 20th anniversary of her death and recognize her positive impact in the UK and around the world. The statue will be installed in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace on 1st July 2021, marking the Princess's 60th birthday. The Princes hope that the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on their mother's life and her legacy." In 2017, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex revealed they'd chosen Ian Rank-Broadley to create the piece. He's the artist behind the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II that's appears on British and Commonwealth coins since 1998, BBC reported.
Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich spark reconciliation rumors with lunch date
There's fresh speculation that Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich could be on the road to reconciliation. The dancer, singer and host and the retired pro hockey player — who announced their separation in May after less than three years of marriage — were photographed having lunch together on the patio at Porta Via Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles on Aug. 27 and walking around an outdoor shopping center together, DailyMail.com, which has the exclusive photos, reported. The lunch date comes not long after Brooks was on hand to celebrate Julianne's 32nd birthday at a small pool party in July.
Christina Aguilera drops a new version of "Reflection" from the new version of "Mulan" 22 years after original
Christina Aguilera sparked some serious feelings of nostalgia when she dropped an epic new version of "Reflection" from Disney's new live-action "Mulan" film on Aug. 28 — the same song that launched her singing career after she recorded it for the animated "Mulan" movie's soundtrack in 1998 when she was 17 (before she dropped the pop radio hit "Genie in a Bottle" in 1999). EW.com reports that Nico Caro, who directed the new "Mulan" movie — which hits Disney+ on Sept. 4 as a $29.99 Premier Access release — also directed Xtina's new "Reflections" video. The singer shared a clip on her Instagram page, writing, "I am at a place of new beginnings in my life and set out to embrace the woman I've become, having grown up in this business, till now. So this song always resonates and represents exciting and new chapters & energy for me. I hope you enjoy this fresh new take of 'Reflection.' Thank you @Disney for always being a special family to me, providing so many personal & public moments dear to my heart ❤️ … Enjoy!" You can watch the new "Reflections" video, which features movie footage, on DisneyMusicVEVO's YouTube page.
"Normal People" star Paul Mescal lands his first movie role
Attention, "Normal People" fans: Paul Mescal is set to make his feature film debut. A month after scoring an Emmy nomination for his work on the critically acclaimed show based on Sally Rooney's novel of the same name, the 24-year-old Irish actor has signed on to star in actress Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut, "The Lost Daughter," The Hollywood Reporter announced on Aug. 28. The project also stars Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson and Maggie's husband, actor Peter Sarsgaard.
Liam Payne is engaged to 20-year-old model Maya Henry
British singer Liam Payne and his Texas-born girlfriend, Maya Henry, are engaged, his rep confirmed to Us Weekly and People magazines on Aug. 28. The former One Direction star, 26, and the 20-year-old model sparked engagement speculation on Aug. 27 after an enormous diamond sparkler was spotted on Maya's left-hand ring finger as the couple left London restaurant Novikov. The pair were first romantically linked in August 2018 after Liam split from British pop star Cheryl, with whom he shares a son, Bear. Liam took his relationship with Maya public in September 2019.
"The Bachelorette" alum Andi Dorfman pays backhanded compliment to ex Nick Viall
Andi Dorfman and Nick Viall's relationships has run the gamut in recent years. The season 10 star of "The Bachelorette" was initially livid with the former salesman when he told the world they slept together on the ABC show in 2014 after she picked now-ex-fiancé Josh Murray over Nick. And in her 2016 book "It's Not Okay," she described her intimate night with Nick in the Fantasy Suite as the "most cringe-worthy, lady b****-killing, awkward" experience she'd ever had. Then earlier this year, they were spotted on a run together in Los Angeles and Nick confirmed they were friendly again, though not romantic. The goodwill seems to be continuing as Andi just opened up about what she thought of Nick when she met and fell for him all those years ago, although it was a bit of a backhanded compliment. "I liked Nick a lot the very [first night] — like he was well-deserving of that first-impression rose. You have to understand, Nick was not the Nick [he is ] now," Andi said on the Aug. 27 "Almost Famous" podcast hosted by fellow Bachelor Nation alums Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti, as reported by People magazine. "Like, he was dorky, he was like, a Salesforce guy, he did not know how hot he was." The former attorney continued, "He had no idea how hot he was, and there was something so innocent and pure about him. Everyone thought Nick was hot, like the producers. Nick just didn't know how hot he was." According to Andi, Nick — who returned for multiple other Bachelor Nation shows including season 21 of "The Bachelor" — "very quickly from that innocent guy who had no idea how hot he was to knowing he was hot."
Ant Anstead quarantines in Britain for two weeks, returns to social media after nearly month-long break
HGTV star Christina Anstead's husband, "Wheeler Dealers" host Ant Anstead, is back on social media after announcing he was taking a break nearly a month ago after dealing with the "toxic element" of online posting and blocking more than 100 people. In a new post he shared on Aug. 27, Ant revealed he also took a break from the United States and returned to his native England to see his kids from his first marriage, Archie and Amelie, where they celebrated his son's 14th birthday and his daughter's high school graduation. Ant also revealed in his slideshow post documenting their happy reunion that he had to quarantine for two weeks before he could see his kids, in keeping with U.K. guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARCHO!!! 🥳🥰🍾🎂🍰🎉🎊🎁 14 😳 Some stats for you; Miles from home to my big kids – 5,437 Duration of an LA – UK flight – 11 hours 10 mins Weeks in U.K. quarantine – 2 Days in quarantine – 14 Hours in quarantine – 336 Minutes in quarantine – 20,160 Seconds in quarantine – 1,209,600! Moments like this – PRICELESS (worth every single one of those seconds)," Ant, who shared a nearly 1-year-old son, Hudson, with Christina, wrote on Instagram. "Archo you have grown into such an amazing young man and I love you to my core 🥰❤️ And extra bonus.. Being there…. congratulations Ammo on your graduation!! You make this Daddo so so proud of you as you move into life's next adventure! (The dress 😳😂) ❤️❤️🇬🇧🇺🇸 #Blessed 🙏🏻."