And it’s also emerged that their relationship in fact kicked off six months ago.
The duo met properly last year on a commercial shoot.
Pitt, 55, and Theron, 43, shot an ad for watch brand Breitling last year with Adam Driver. The company released a sneak peek at the campaign back in September on their Facebook page.
“About six months ago, they did a shoot together. So they have spent time together,” a source dished to PEOPLE.
On Jan. 20, the U.K.’sSunnewspaper claimed that Pitt and Theron had struck up a romance over Christmas. Neither star has commented.
As for the Sun‘s claim that Theron’s ex, Sean Penn, played any role in introducing them: “That couldn’t be more false. Not in the slightest,” the source adds.
Brad has kept a low profile in dating life since his split from Angelina Jolie in Sept. 2017.
He was linked to MIT professor Neri Oxman in mid 2018, though the high-profile architect later denied any romance between the two.
Charlize called off her engagement to Penn in 2015 and has since remained single.