You probably remember the rumours about Brad Pitt and Alia Shawkat from back in 2020. The recently divorced Pitt had been spotted in public with the Arrested Development actress, who is 26 years his junior.

The unlikely match was never confirmed, and it turned out they were just friends. Now, Shawkat has revealed Pitt's reaction to the tabloid frenzy about their possible relationship.

Brad Pitt's reaction to Alia Shawkat dating rumours

As it turns out, Brad Pitt is not a reader of the gossip section! But he still had a laid-back and amusing reaction to the rumours.

Speaking to The New Yorker, Shawkat revisited the incident and revealed that Pitt "had no awareness of it at all."

She recalled: "I was like, 'You know everyone thinks we're dating?' And he was, like, 'I'm sorry. It happens. If you hang out with me, it happens.' He had no awareness of it at all."

The Search Party actress added that she was "embarrassed" by becoming a tabloid cover star. But, asked if she still gets such unwanted attention today, she said:

"Thank God, no. It came in hot and left as fast as it came in. (...) Now it's like a weird dream, where I'm, like, Did that happen?"

At the time, Pitt and Angelina Jolie had just recently finalized their divorce. The 58-year-old hasn't had a confirmed relationship since he and Jolie separated years earlier.

Shawkat, 32, has never married. You can also click here to see what she and the Arrested Development cast are up to now.