Angelina Jolie’s ex-husband Brad Pitt had a hip, younger are they? friend in Alia Shawkat, so Angie went out and got her own hip, younger are they? friend, The Weeknd. Now, because I can’t remember if Brad got Us Weekly in the divorce and Angie got E! News or vise versa, I don’t know whether to believe that Angie and Abel are just friends bonding over mutual interests as E! posits or if Angie has been rendered a babbling idiot who “lights up” at the mere mention of his name as reported by Us Weekly. But shit, I light up every time Daniel Craig introduces The Weeknd too, so maybe she just hates Mondays as much as the rest of us.
Back in July, Angie, 46 and Abel, 31, were first spotted having dinner together at a dimly lit Italian restaurant called Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica. The two reportedly talked “for hours” and left separately. Soon thereafter, they were spotted at the same concert. And I guess the tuna carpaccio at Giorgio Baldi is so damn good they dined there again last weekend, and it was claimed that they went back to his Bel-Air mansion afterward. But according to E!, “the truth” about Angie and Abel’s “relationship status” is that “there’s nothing romantic going on.”
Following their evening outing, for which they both wore all-black ensembles, the duo raised eyebrows about the nature of their relationship. And while the Oscar-winning actress and “Starboy” singer have yet to publicly address the speculation surrounding their connection, a source exclusively tells E! News there’s nothing romantic going on.
“They are not dating,” the insider bluntly shares. “They have mutual interests and are enjoying putting their ideas together to see what they can come up with.”
The source adds, “They have been recently talking about partnering on a few humanitarian projects together. He loves talking about movies and the art form.”
Even though Angelina and The Weeknd “have been enjoying each other’s company,” per the insider, “they aren’t dating. He has been enjoying getting to know her and feels they have a formed a close bond.”
Here they are leaving the restaurant, this time at the same time.
The Weeknd with Angelina Jolie last night. pic.twitter.com/t8yjBuQazb
— The Weeknd Access (@WeekndAccess) September 26, 2021
Another source says they met “through mutual friends in the film and entertainment industry” and that they “have a lot in common,” which is a shame because Angie’s best and most enduring trait is that she’s nothing like anyone else. We can’t have two Angies running around, that would be chaos! Even cooky old Billy Bob Thornton eventually had to slowly back away. Still, Us Weekly thinks Angie’s smitten with Abel.
Can’t feel her face! Angelina Jolie “lights up” when she talks about her growing friendship with The Weeknd, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly
“Both Angie and Abel are telling people that they are just friends, but those who know them think something romantic is going on,” the insider adds, noting that the “Blinding Lights” crooner, 31, “is in awe of” the Eternals actress, 46.
According to the source, “friends believe things could turn romantic” between The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) and the Oscar winner, who “is playing down talk of anything serious” at the moment.
Bear with me now, this is a working theory, but if Angie is really trying to go tit for tat (that’s short for “titty” and “tattoo”) with Brad by “are they?ing” with Abel like Brad did with Alia, then we should be looking at those photos of Angie and Abel at that concert for a possible red herring. Because that’s how we found out Brad was actually fucking with German model Nicole Poturalkski who he eventually brought to Chateau Miraval for a romantic weekend before she went back to her husband. So by my theory, the news that Lily-Rose Depp has just cast to star in his upcoming cult series for HBO, could, in some convoluted way, point to Johnny Depp actually being Angie’s one true love. Just something horrifying to think about as we head into the weekend!