It's been 16 months since Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt announced their separation, and this week the actress found herself at the centre of new romance rumours. It was suggested that the star had started dating Cambodian filmmaker and lyricist PraCh Ly – but according to People magazine, the rapper is just a "friend". The publication further stated that Angelina " isn't dating anyone and won't be for a very long time", with her focus solely on her children. Angelina and PraCh are thought to have been introduced through Loung Ung, the human rights activists and author behind the book, First They Killed My Father – the inspiration for Angelina's Netflix movie.
Angelina Jolie attended the 2018 Golden Globes with her 14-year-old son Pax
Angelina, 42, made a glamorous return to the spotlight last week, as she stepped out for the Golden Globes, accompanied by her 14-year-old son Pax. The actress is also a mother to Maddox, 16, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 11, and nine-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, with Brad. The former couple confirmed their separation in September 2016, and at the end of 2017, Angelina spoke about their decision to make a film together, less than a year before their split.
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Angelina and Brad Pitt announced their separation in September 2016
The Maleficent star wrote and directed By the Sea, in which she co-starred with her husband, and during an interview on the Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast, she concluded it "may not have been a good idea". She explained: "I wanted us to do some serious work together, and I wanted to see him do that kind of work. So I thought that it could be a good way for us to communicate. And I think in some ways it was. And in some ways we learned some things. But there was a heaviness during that situation that carried on." Alluding to their relationship, she added: "Things happen for different reasons. You know, why did I write that exact piece? Why did we feel the way about it we did when we made it? I'm not sure."
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Brad, meanwhile, previously spoke about the couple's split in a frank interview with GQ, saying: "If you love someone, set them free. Now I know what it means, by feeling it. It means to love without ownership. It means expecting nothing in return. It doesn't mean [expletive] all to me until, you know. Until you live it."