A source tells PEOPLE that the two aren’t romantically involved after they met shooting an ad for watch company Breitling along with Adam Driver last year.
Pitt and Theron “did a shoot together six months ago. They have not been out together recently, and were never dating. Reports of them being involved romantically are false,” the source says.
The company released a sneak peek at the campaign back in September on their Facebook page and a video featuring all three stars during the shoot.
On Jan. 20, the U.K.’s Sun newspaper claimed that Pitt, 55, and Theron, 43, had struck up a romance over Christmas.
As for the Sun‘s claim that Theron’s ex, Sean Penn, played any role in introducing them: “That couldn’t be more false. Not in the slightest,” the source adds.
Pitt has been staying busy since his split, with several acting and producing projects in the work. He most recently wrapped filming alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which takes place in Los Angeles during the Manson family murders era.
He also executive produced If Beale Street Could Talk through his Plan B company and recently attended a private screening of the Oscar hopeful.