Brad Pitt, once known as the world’s number one sex icon and named in Shania Twain’s Don’t Impress Me as the pinnacle of all men, is not having sex again.
Pitt, who broke up from Angelina Jolie last year, has vowed to stay celibate for a year.
In December, news broke of Brad Pitt’s new 21-year-old girlfriend who looked strangely like Jolie, but he must have put an end to that relationship.
The move comes as he is trying to heal his heart from the break-up.
The 54-year-old actor has compared breaking up with Angelina Jolie to ‘death’, but is using this time to focus on himself as he continues to keep fit, eat healthily, and cut alcohol from his diet.
A source told the Sun:
Brad is really sorting himself out. He has been in relationships for pretty much all of his entire adult life.
Now that he’s single, he’s doing things he’s previously been unable to do.
After a 12-year-long relationship, ‘Brangelina’ came to an end as the couple separated in September 2016 divorcing after two years of marriage.
Jolie spoke out about what exactly happened between the two of them, revealing that it has a lot to do with her cancer scares.
Back in 2013 aged 37 Jolie underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning that due to a defective gene she had inherited from her family she had an 87 per cent risk of developing breast cancer.
One thing Jolie never touched upon though was the impact her health was having on her relationship with Pitt.
There have of course been plenty of rumours flying around about why the couple separated with suggestions including that Pitt was cheating on Jolie with actress Marion Cotillard on the set of Allied and that his drug use and temper was becoming a problem with Jolie being concerned about the safety of her children.
However, in an interview on The Hollywood Reporter‘s podcast Awards Chatter, Jolie has revealed that her health problems put pressure on their relationship saying:
My life has been… I’ve had many, many extraordinary very fortunate things happen and it’s also been many things over the years that had been challenging. So that wasn’t a particular time when I wrote it… I had my mastectomy right before I had Unbroken.
Over the span of that decade, I did lose my mother, I did have my mastectomy, and I did then have an ovarian cancer scare and had that surgery as well, and other things of course that happened in life that you go through.
Ella Purnell, a British actress rumoured to be dating Pitt, starred alongside Pitt’s former wife, Angelina Jolie, in Disney’s Maleficent.
All the while, yet another ‘insider’ has chosen to put words squarely into the mouth of the beloved UN Ambassador, actor, humanitarian and mother, Angelina Jolie, by claiming she ‘absolutely hates‘ the unverified ‘fact’ her ex is dating ‘someone who played the teenage version of her in a film.’
Initially, Brad was dragged through the press after colleagues accused him of a romantic relationship with Allied co-tar Marion Cotillard, who was then forced to defend her own fidelity to her husband.
We hope Pitt’s year off helps him get over the break up.
No doubt many women will be suffering their own heartbreak at the news of his sex hiatus.