CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 23: Emily Ratajkowski is seen during the 75th annual Cannes film festival on May 23, 2022 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/GC Images)

Emily Ratajkowski is giving me life right now. After dumping her cheating dirtbag – or, to borrow a direct quote from Page Six’s source, ‘dog’ – of a husband, Sebastian Bear-MccLard, the model and New York Times bestselling author has been sticking up for other women embroiled in cheating scandals, giving feminist lessons on TikTok, travelling the world to walk fashion shows – including Versace alongside Paris Hilton – and using social media to send hilarious roasts her ex’s way (my personal fave: her nodding along to a TikTok user saying, “When he thinks he’s a 10 because he pulled you but you like ugly men,” followed closely by her liking a tweet that says, “Can’t believe that little bitch cheated on Em Rata.”) 

Amid it all, Ratajkowski has been rumoured to have been dating, too. But who does one date when you’re a freshly divorced, positively glowing Em Rata? None other than Brad Pitt. Scream! Though these reports have been circulating for a while, born from – where else? – a @DeuxMoi blind about the pair having an alleged private dinner in Paris a few months ago (Emily in Paris was, naturally, the subject line), now they’re as confirmed as celeb gossip can be without statements nor photos: PEOPLE has reported on it. 

PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 16: Brad Pitt attends the “Bullet Train” Photocall At Bateau L’Excellence, Port Debilly on July 16, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

Now, if that doesn’t mean much to you, PEOPLE is at the top of the top when it comes to tabloid media. The magazine almost never covers anything without speaking to a verified source first – which is why they’ve stayed hush on these dating rumours until now, despite other outlets running wild with it. And, because of the way they report, they’re thanked by celebrities and their agents, often being where they’ll go to announce marriages, divorces, new children, you name it.  

So, back to Em Rata and Brad Pitt. PEOPLE’s source says the model and actor “are spending a lot of time together.” However, they add that “friends aren’t sure if it’s serious,” and the two don’t “appear to be ‘dating’ formally.” Basically, Em Rata’s rebound is Brad Pitt and that’s just as iconic as they come. 

That was all PEOPLE had, but given we have some hope that this union is true, we can entertain the other gossip, which is, from Page Six, “They’re not Bratajkowski just yet — but ‘stay tuned.’” Dying! Their sources say, “People have been speculating about this for a while. Brad is not dating anybody. They [Pitt and Ratajkowski] have been seen a couple of times together.”

They added, Pitt has “been seen with other people” in recent months and that he is not dating anyone in particular, before adding, “Stay tuned.” As for how Em Rata feels about all the gossip? 

thoughts?