Monday 19 February 2018

British actress Ella Purnell (21) linked to Brad Pitt (53): see what she has to say

Brad Pitt, left, and Ella Purnell, right
Brad Pitt, left, and Ella Purnell, right
Ella Purnell attends The Serpentine Galleries Summer Party at The Serpentine Gallery on June 28, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Ella Purnell attends The Serpentine Galleries Summer Party at The Serpentine Gallery on June 28, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Brad Pitt attends "Okja" New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on June 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Netflix)
Brad Pitt attends the premiere of Amazon Studios' "The Lost City Of Z" at ArcLight Hollywood on April 5, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Ella Purnell poses in the winners room at the THREE Empire awards at The Roundhouse on March 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Ella Purnell attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Ella Purnell attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Ella Purnell attends "Chanel Collection des Metiers d'Art 2016/17 : Paris Cosmopolite" Show on December 6, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Ella Purnell attends Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards at Claridge's Hotel on October 31, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Ella Purnell arrives at a photocall for 'Women's Tales' during the 73rd Venice Film Festival at on September 1, 2016 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

It seems Brad Pitt can't even hire someone without being romantically linked to them.

Since splitting with partner of 12 years Angelina Jolie last November, both have remained (at least publicly) single and Pitt denied romance rumours with Sienna Miller and Kate Hudson. Now, the 53-year-old has been linked to 21-year-old British actress Ella Purnell, according to In Touch magazine - so it should be taken with a grain of salt at the best of times.

Ella Purnell attends The Serpentine Galleries Summer Party at The Serpentine Gallery on June 28, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Ella Purnell attends The Serpentine Galleries Summer Party at The Serpentine Gallery on June 28, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Much has been made of Purnell's "relationship" with the superstar actor, especially the fact that she played a younger version of Angelina Jolie in 2014's Maleficent. But sources have quashed the report, saying it's "completely made up".

"They're not dating," an insider close to the actress told Mirror Online.

Their relationship is strictly professional as Pitt cast her in his upcoming Starz tv series Sweetbitter, which he is producing.

"Brad had Ella in mind from the get-go. He went out of his way to cast her," a source told In Touch in the original article.

Brad Pitt attends
Brad Pitt attends "Okja" New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on June 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Netflix)

"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."

Meanwhile, Angelina Jolie, who has six children with her ex, said last month she never planned on being single after marrying her partner of 10 years in 2014.

"I don’t enjoy being single. It’s not something I wanted," she said.

There’s nothing nice about it. It’s just hard. Sometimes maybe it appears I am pulling it all together, but really I am just trying to get through my days. Emotionally it’s been a very difficult year."

Ella Purnell arrives at a photocall for 'Women's Tales' during the 73rd Venice Film Festival at on September 1, 2016 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Ella Purnell arrives at a photocall for 'Women's Tales' during the 73rd Venice Film Festival at on September 1, 2016 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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