After splitting from Angelina Jolie in 2016, Brad Pitt once again appears to be dating someone who isn’t you. Tabloid Us Weekly reports that the Once Upon A Time in Hollywood actor’s alleged new love interest is 50-year-old holistic healer and jewellery designer Sat Hari Khalsa.
No, She’s Not Indian
Before you feel any pangs of misplaced desi pride, Khalsa is not Indian. She did visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar, though, and her daughter and jewellery brand are named Amrit.
Okay, How Did They Meet and Why Wasn’t I Invited?
The alleged couple, it seems, are Red Hot Chili Peppers fans. They first sparked dating rumours a year ago when they were spotted together at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music Gala, an annual benefit thrown by the band for the music education centre founded by its bassist Flea.
We hate to break it to you but if Brad Pitt were on Bumble, he’d most likely have the word ‘sapiosexual’ in his bio. According to the source quoted by Us Weekly, the actor bonded with Khalsa because she is removed from the glamour of Hollywood and “she’s very strong and has a beautiful mind”.
Sat Hari Khalsa Has Ties With Jennifer Anniston
Khalsa and Brad Pitt’s other ex-wife Jennifer Anniston aren’t exactly friends, but the Instagram page for her jewellery company Amrit features pictures of Anniston and Emma Watson wearing her creations.
She Spent the Early Aughts Injecting Ozone Into Rockstars
According to Los Angeles Magazine, Sat Hari Khalsa spent the early 2000s touring with the Red Hot Chili Peppers as a nurse. Specifically, her job was to inject Flea and frontman Anthony Kiedis with ozone. In his autobiography Scar Tissue, Kiedis called Khalsa “a sweet, incredibly sheltered, turban-wearing young lady” and uh, “a female version of Flea”.
So There’s No Hope Left for Me?
Well, never say never.
Us Weekly says that their relationship “isn’t too heavy or serious just yet” but she’s “very special to him and is someone he enjoys spending time with”. E! Online, on the other hand, has dismissed the rumours altogether and claims that Brad Pitt and Sat Hari Khalsa are “just friends”.
The entertainment website quotes an insider saying that though they were seen at a party celebrating his new film Ad Astra, there “wasn’t any indication that they were romantic”.
It further alleges that Khalsa might actually be helping Pitt with a loftier goal, quoting a source as saying, “She’s providing him with some guidance and has been a welcome breath of fresh air and spirituality in his life.”