It was claimed that the two were “casually dating” after being set up by her ex Sean Penn, insiders have insisted that the pair are not “romantically involved.”
Brad, 55, and Charlize, 43, worked together on a Breitling watch campaign called Squad On A Mission in late 2018.
— Charlize Theron (@CharlizeAfrica) September 12, 2018
A source told People: “About six months ago, they did a shoot together. They have not been out together recently and were never dating. Reports of them being involved romantically are false.”
An insider revealed to Entertainment Tonight: “They are both very single at the moment so it’s no surprise people are talking romance. They truly would make a Hollywood power couple, but at this point, they’re friends.”
The source says the pair has known each other “for years” but became closer after working together. The source added: “They enjoy each other’s company and connect on many levels.”
“Brad and Charlize have a lot of mutual friends and share their love of acting, but neither of them are ready for a serious relationship right now.”
The reports seem to contradict The Sun’s claims that they were seen getting “ridiculously touchy-feely” at Hollywood hotel Chateau Marmont last week.
“They have been casually seeing each other for nearly a month now,” their source alleged. “They’ve been friends for some time – ironically through Sean – but things have developed.”