It has been widely reported that Brad Pitt is dating Neri Oxman, an architect and MIT professor.
However, the two halves of this unlikely pairing live on opposite coasts.
A source is revealing how they keep their budding romance going.
Us Weekly reports on how Brad and Neri keep their relationship afloat while living separately and trying (but failing) to keep things a secret.
"They continue to talk on the phone several times a day and are very infatuated with each other."
Several times a day ... would mean that they can only go a few hours at a time without hearing each other's voices.
That's incredibly sweet. Especially since their relationship hasn't been smooth sailing.
"Their busy schedules are going to be a huge challenge."
Obviously, neither of them can just uproot their lives.
"Because Neri isn’t going to give up her life in Cambridge or her job at MIT for anyone."
Of course not. Other people might be starstruck, but that's one of the most prestigious positions that a person could hold.
"Even Brad Pitt."
At the moment, sources report that they don't know where their relationship is headed.
"They are going to have fun and see where it goes."
And there's a good reason for which they've tried to maintain this air of secrecy.
"Neri is extremely uncomfortable with all of the media attention."
Yeah, this is really pushing her into the spotlight.
"And feels that her personal life has now come under a microscope."
Sadly, that's how it works.
"Brad feels badly about this of course, but he is powerless to stop it."
It really sounds like Brad is in love with Neri.
"Brad’s absolutely smitten by her."
Some have said that he's found his "Amal Clooney," which ... does sort of sound like it's reducing women by types. In this case "smart."
"Their chemistry is off the charts."
Which apparently led them to begin a relationship without delay.
"They got romantically involved almost right away."
Brad sat in on her lecture, and he was apparently entranced by her line of 3-D printed chaise lounges. No, you did not misread that.
For Neri's sake, he's committed to trying to keep things on the down low.
"He’s been going to great lengths to make sure he’s not spotted by prying eyes."
Despite the veil of secrecy and their very separate lives, they've reportedly made time for each other.
"Brad and Neri have traveled together internationally on several occasions."
Including a trip to South Africa, where Neri was a guest speaker -- because, remember, she's a professor.
That said, there are some nay-sayers who claim that these two aren't dating. A source told Us Weekly:
This source claimed that "this is solely a professional relationship [and] there’s nothing more to it as of now."
That statement has been referred to as a cover-up.
"They are very much a couple."
It's possible that a friend of Brad's (or Neri's) was simply being loyal and refusing to confirm Brad's relationship.
We don't really know.
But we think that it's at least safe to say that those rumors of Jennifer Aniston being pregnant with Brad's baby are not panning out.