Theron, 46, and Pitt, 58, first sparked dating rumors after they hit it off during a commercial shoot in 2018, “but it stirred up such a frenzy at the time that it became unfeasible to them to hook up, even though the chemistry was definitely there,” dishes the source. “But things are different now for both of them.”
Indeed, the Bombshell beauty hasn’t dated in seven years, while the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hunk has also remained single amid his drawn-out custody battle with estranged ex Angelina Jolie — the former A-List couple share Maddox, 20, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 15, and 13-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
“Charlize has put the word out to see if Brad’s interested in meeting up again, so the ball’s in his court,” the source says. “But with so many friends in common and the genuine connection they share, it seems like a no-brainer. Charlize is confident — and cautiously excited — about where this could be headed!”
Meanwhile, the Troy actor — who was previously rumored to be linked to Swedish singer Lykke Li, 35 — may be too busy to seriously think about dating.
Pitt and Jolie's divorce drama appears to be far from over, and in its most recent twist, Pitt sued the mother-of-six for allegedly selling off her interest of their winery, Chateau Miraval, without his permission.
Last year, the estranged couple agreed the Maleficent actress could sell her half of the $28 million business, but only with Pitt's final approval on the buyer. He was reportedly shocked to find out his ex had gone through with the sale of the sprawling property to a company run by Russian oligarch Yuri Shefler.
Pitt's lawsuit accuses Jolie of purposely going behind his back after they had an agreement. His legal team is demanding the deal be undone and suing the Hollywood star for damages.