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.
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Supporting arts & artist as usual 😎Thank you Brad Pitt for joining us🙏 Had the pleasure to introduce my great artist friend Martin Werthmann to Brad (please check out his work) . Had a very interesting conversation with Brad. Like is positive attitude 🙂👍 . #arts #art #artlover #artistsoninstagram #artdistrict #losangeles #martinwerthmann #bradpitt #meryemuzerli #meralduran #yaseminelmas #brad #photography #globetrotter #entertainment #life #lifestyle #aliashawkat
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 BuzzFeed noted, 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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