Move over Angelina! Brad Pitt’s got a new girlfriend and she’s quite possibly the most amazing woman in the world. Not only is his new squeeze “the sexiest thing he’s ever laid eyes on” but she’s also incredibly intelligent and accomplished, too.
Her name is Neri Oxman and she’s an award-winning architect and professor originally from Israel.
The 42-year-old divorcee received her Ph.D. in Design Computation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she now teaches in the MIT School of Architecture and Planning Media Lab.
But what would Angelina think? Listen to Brad talk about his ex-wife for the first time since their very public divorce…
Oxman is known by her graduate students as the “rock star” professor, and in 2014 she was an honoree in Carnegie’s Pride of America, which celebrates accomplished American immigrants. She even has her own TED talk called Design at the Intersection of Technology and Biology.
Oxman has more brains than all of Pitt’s previous girlfriends combined and her accomplishments certainly outdo Angelina’s. By comparison, Oxman is the outstanding winner and this has some people discussing a new phenomenon dubbed the “Amal effect” after George Clooney’s wife, Amal.
It seems men are no longer content with just beauty and are seeking strong, intelligent, accomplished, and professionally passionate women.
George Clooney, for example, who could have had any woman he wanted, fell in love with a successful and renowned international human rights lawyer in Amal Clooney.
Now Pitt, who had been American’s most eligible bachelor following his split from Angelia Jolie, is smitten with his own successful and renowned smarty pants. It’s reported that Pitt and Oxman first met last fall when he approached her about an exclusive item of furniture she had designed.
Brad has long been open about his love for design. He has previously said that architecture is his “passion” and enjoys sculpting in his spare time. His relationship with Oxman certainly seems to be a meeting of the minds.A source revealed to the New York Post that “Brad and Neri instantly hit it off because they share the same passion for architecture, design, and art. Brad is very interested in spending more time with Neri; she is fascinating.”
Pitt has been spotted coming and going from Oxman’s apartment and her office at MIT. It’s rumored that Pitt recently joined her at a conference in South Africa. An observer said, “He is mesmerized by her intellect, her cool philosophy on life and their shared love of arts and design.”
Previously, Oxman had been married to Osvaldo Golijov, a Grammy award-winning Argentine composer. Their divorce was amicable, unlike Pitt and Jolie’s, and the pair remains friends. “Neri is multi-layered, like a flower. Unique and beautiful on the inside and out,” Golijov said of his ex-wife.
“Neri is very brilliant, very beautiful, tremendously beautiful. People have said she looks like Angelina Jolie. Well, I think she looks even better than Angelina. There is a resemblance but I think Neri has a different kind of glow,” he continued.