The actor and the model have been spotted spending time together

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It appears the relationship between Brad Pitt, 56, and German model Nicole Poturalski, 27, is heating up as the two recently enjoyed a romantic getaway in the south of France.

But a source says the new couple have actually known each other for at least a year and were first spotted together at a party after the August 2019 Berlin premiere of his movie Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood. Pitt would later go on to win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2020 for his role in the Quentin Tarantino film.

"They were very flirty," says a witness about the couple's initial meeting.

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Brad Pitt, Nicole Poturalski
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Since then, a source says, they have met up a handful of times in L.A. and France. They were first photographed chatting and laughing together in a VIP box at the Hollywood Bowl during a Kanye West concert in November. For their latest rendezvous, Pitt brought Poturalski to Château Miraval, the French estate and vineyard he and Jolie bought in 2011.

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"They are spending some time together on vacation and are enjoying each other’s company while traveling," says a source. 

And while the relationship is still in the early stages, Pitt appears to be enjoying his time with Poturalski.

"She has spunk and is smart," says an industry insider. "She’s a hoot. Very light and funny. If she is dating Brad Pitt, he’s getting a good girl."

  • With reporting by Peter Mikelbank