Alia Shawkat and Brad Pitt Aren't Dating

Alia Shawkat and Brad Pitt Aren't Dating

In today's edition of "sometimes people can just be friends," Alia Shawkat and Brad Pitt are not dating.

Contrary to initial reports speculating that the two were seeing each other, a source confirmed to Peoplethat they are "absolutely just friends."

But how exactly did this rumor even get started? Well, turns out a fellow attendee of a recent opening of the Wilding Cran Gallery's "LA on Fire" art exhibition decided to post a few shots of the Shawkat and Pitt hanging out in the gallery.

Unfortunately though, this isn't the first time the two were subject to a creep shot or two, despite just minding their own business.

As BuzzFeednoted, in a since-deleted post, a fan tweeted out a photo of them having dinner ahead of the aforementioned gallery opening. Weird.

Not only that, but Shawkat and Pitt were previously spotted by paparazzi leaving a performance of Ethan Coen's A Play Is a Poem back in September. They also posed for a backstage selfie at comedian Mike Birbiglia's show last month — you know, as friends do.

Either way, next time you see them out together, maybe just leave them alone!

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