Brad Pitt dating Ella Purnell? Angelina Jolie 'furious'

Brad Pitt apparently fell in love with Ella Purnell while working at an art sculpting studio in Los Angeles.

Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt in September after two years of marriage, ending a relationship that began in 2005 REUTERS/Andreas Rentz/Pool

Brad Pitt is allegedly dating British actress Ella Purnell. The 53-year-old actor apparently fell in love with the 21-year-old actress while working at an art sculpting studio in Los Angeles.

A source told In Touch Weekly: "He's taking things as they come. He hasn't wanted to get serious with anyone."

"Brad had Ella in mind from the get-go. He went out of his way to cast her. Ella is incredibly flattered by all the attention she's getting from Brad. She's told friends he's always been her No. 1 celebrity crush," the insider shared.

However, Angelina Jolie is unhappy with the dating reports. The source said: "She's furious about Brad's interest in Ella and her being cast in Sweetbitter. She absolutely hates that Brad is cavorting with someone who played the teenage version of her in a film."

"He realizes the huge age difference, and that everyone would look at the relationship as a midlife crisis mistake. He's taken with Ella's spunky, funny demeanor and formidable acting skills."

"Although Brad's been working on his sci-fi space travel film Ad Astra, he's been checking in with Ella weekly as she preps for production. Brad plans on coaching Ella for the show. He's sure it's going to be a hit and that it's going to make Ella a star. It's only a matter of time before Brad takes their relationship to the next level," the insider added.

Meanwhile, Pitt had earlier opened up about his life following his split from Jolie. Brangelina fans around the world were shocked when the 41-year-old actress filed for divorce from him on 19 September 2016, citing irreconcilable differences.

During an interview with GQ, Pitt admitted he is focusing on creating art after the couple parted ways. He said: "This house was always chaotic and crazy, voices and bangs coming from everywhere, and then, as you see, there are days like this: very...very solemn. I don't know."

"I think everyone's creative in some way. If I'm not creating something, doing something, putting it out there, then I'll just be creating scenarios of fiery demise in my mind. You know, a horrible end. And so I've been going to a friend's sculpting studio, spending a lot of time over there. My friend [Thomas Houseago] is a serious sculptor. They've been kind. I've literally been squatting in there for a month now. I'm taking a shit on their sanctity," he shared.