Brad Pitt’s new model girlfriend, Nicole Poturalski, sent the rumor mill into overdrive when she shared a cryptic quote amid his legal drama with ex-wife Angelina Jolie, but the catwalk queen clapped back at accusations she was throwing shade.

The multilingual stunner posted the eye-catching message on Tuesday, September 15. “Happy people don’t hate,” Nicole, 27, wrote as her caption next to photos showing her rocking an orange button-up dress with a taupe-colored bag.  

“If so, then why you and Brad hate Angelina? Practice what you preach girl,” one social media user wrote, to which she replied, “Not hating anyone.”

 

Brad Pitt Girlfriend Nicole Poturalski Causes a Stir With Cryptic Message Amid His Legal Battle With Angelina Jolie
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Brad, 56, and the cover girl first sparked romance rumors when they were photographed landing at the Le Castellet Airport together in France on August 26, having reportedly traveled from the Los Angeles International Airport to Charles de Gaulle before making their final stop in a private jet. 

The dynamic duo are still in the “early days” of their relationship, but they are “enjoying” getting to know each other, a source exclusively told In Touch. “Not only has Brad fallen for her beauty; Nicole is young, carefree, fun to be around and intelligent,” the insider said. “Brad feels Nicole is a breath of fresh air.” 

In recent weeks, more drama has erupted between the Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood performer and his former spouse, 45.  

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The exes became legally divorced in April 2019 following their public split in 2016, but they have still yet to work out the details in their custody agreement for kids Maddox, 19, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and Vivienne and Knox, both 12.

In August, the Maleficent actress filed court docs requesting to disqualify Judge John W. Ouderkirk in their custody trial. She claimed he “failed to disclose the cases that demonstrated the current, ongoing, repeat-customer relationship between the judge and Respondent’s counsel,” in court docs obtained by In Touch

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“The purpose of the disclosure requirement is to prevent not only actual bias, but even doubts about impartiality,” the papers read. In response, Brad’s lawyers claimed it was a “thinly veiled attempt” at slowing down the process. Their trial is scheduled to begin in October.

Although some fans have criticized Brad and his new leading lady for their 29-year age difference, it is “irrelevant” to the new couple, another source previously told In Touch. “Nicole is mature beyond her years, educated and well-traveled. They share a passion for the arts and have a ton in common.”

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