Ups and downs of love: first flowers, then divorce papers for Brad Pitt's new girlfriend, Ines de Ramon

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Ines de Ramon and Brad Pitt seemed totally relaxed on holiday in Mexico. (PHOTO: Backgrid/Greatstock)
Ines de Ramon and Brad Pitt seemed totally relaxed on holiday in Mexico. (PHOTO: Backgrid/Greatstock)

While loved-up couples celebrated Valentine's Day, Vampire Diaries actor Paul Wesley made things official by filing for divorce from his ex, jewellery designer Ines de Ramon.

Ines (31) is the latest love interest of 59-year-old Brad Pitt who is currently filming his new movie, Wolves, in New York City. 

Although the two love birds weren't able to be together on Valentine's Day, Ines was seen taking delivery of a stunning bouquet of pink peonies. 

A source told People magazine that the flowers were indeed from Brad and judging by the big grin on Ines' face when she saw them, the pretty brunette definitely seemed to appreciate the Babylon star's romantic gesture. 

Two days later her ex husband filed for divorce to end their four-year-long marriage. 

The couple started dating in 2018 and wed in 2019, but by September of that year it was all over, with the pair citing the Hollywood phrase: “the decision to separate is mutual."

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Ines de Ramon
Ines was married to The Vampire Diaries’ Paul Wesley for a short time. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES/ALAMY)

While Ines and Paul start their divorce process , Brad's custody war with his ex, Angelina Jolie, drags on and on and is becoming one of the messiest splits Tinseltown has ever seen. 

Maddox (21), Pax (19) and Zahara, who turned 18 in January, are legal adults and so are exempt from proceedings, but the custody of Shiloh (16) and 14-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne remains in question. 

Angie wants full custody and is appealing a 50/50 ruling handed down by a judge. She has also instituted legal action to demand to know why the FBI shelved their investigation into Brad’s allegedly abusive behaviour towards her and the children on a flight between France and the US in September 2016. 

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Brad was cleared by the bureau of abuse, but Angie, enraged about a legal dispute over the sale of her and Brad’s Miraval estate in France, isn’t letting things go. 

She lifted the lid on explosive court documents about how a drunk Brad swore at and was violent towards her and the children, leaving them terrified and in tears. 

And so, the saga continues – and in the meantime, Angie has been doing the lion’s share of childcare. 

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Ines de Ramon
Actor Paul Mescal and Angelina's recent meeting has had the rumour mill in overdrive. (PHOTO: BEYERNATALIE/ INSTAGRAM_BEEMMAGAZINEFEATURES)

She and Shiloh were spotted at a café in London, seated at a table with actor Paul Mescal after watching him perform in A Streetcar Named Desire at the Almeida Theatre. 

Of course, the gossip gears started to grind again – especially as Paul, the 26-year-old star of the hit series Normal People, and his fiancé, musician Phoebe Bridgers (28), have reportedly called off their engagement. 

While Ines and Paul have not said anything about their divorce, they are clearly moving on in their love lives, with Paul seeing model Natalie Kuckenberg and Ines, of course having her steamy romance with Brad.

The world first got a whiff that he was seeing Ines in November when the pair arrived at a Bono concert in Los Angeles and met up with supermodel Cindy Crawford and her businessman husband, Rande Gerber. 

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Ines de Ramon
Together again in December, celebrating Brad’s 59th birthday. (PHOTO: BACKGRID/GREATSTOCK)

Brad was quite touchy-feely and the rumour mill went into overdrive – even though a source close to the actor tried to play things down. 

“They’ve been spending time together as friends and really enjoy each other’s company,” the insider said. “Brad wasn’t expecting to find someone as extraordinary as Ines.” 

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They were together again at his new movie, Babylon, a month later, indulging in some PDA at the afterparty.

In December they were spotted at an Italian restaurant in Hollywood, celebrating Brad’s birthday. 

“He was in the best mood,” an insider tells People. “He sat next to Ines. They were very cute and flirty. You could tell she makes him happy.” 

A few days before Christmas, a source close to Brad confirmed the pair were “officially dating”.

“They’re having a great time in the early stages of a relationship, but they’re still getting to know each other.”

Brad whisked Ines off to the breathtaking Baja California Peninsula in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, over New Year where they spent plenty of time relaxing by the pool – her topless, him shirtless. 

“They’re dating and having fun,” another insider tells People. “They have a good thing going on. There’s no stress, Brad is enjoying it. He’s spending more and more time with Ines.” 

The brunette beauty is described as “cute, fun, social and energetic” with “a great personality”. 

“Brad’s really into Ines,” a friend says. “They met through a mutual friend. She’s very nice.”

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Ines de Ramon
Brad has steered clear of serious relationships since his divorce from Angelina. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

So, who is Brad’s new babe? 

Ines is from New Jersey, has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Geneva in Switzerland and is a talented linguist who’s fluent in French, Spanish, German and Italian. 

She’s vice-president of the Los Angeles-based jewellery company Anita Ko, which counts the likes of Kourtney Kardashian, Hailey Bieber and Mandy Moore among its customers.

Early last year, Ines starred in a photo campaign for the brand and stared sultrily at the camera, her ears dripping with diamonds, her neck ringed with chokers and her wrists encased with bracelets. 

She’s a health nut too (even though she’s been snapped having a ciggie with friends on the street) and is a certified nutrition health coach, offering her services to celeb clients for whom she builds meal plans and works out fitness routines. 

Fast Facts: 


Ines and Brad have birthdays one day apart – hers is on 18 December, his on 19 December.


Ines is worth an estimated $2 million (nearly R36m) with Brad at $300 million (R5,4bn). 


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