Brad Pitt was ‘infatuated’ with Paula Yates and gave her a ring after ‘lots of flirting’

Hollywood star Brad Pitt was reportedly “infatuated” with late TV star Paula Yates, who died 21 years ago from a drugs overdose, aged 41

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Brad Pitt was reportedly “infatuated” with late TV personality Paula Yates and he gave her a ring after a “lot of flirting”.

The 57-year-old Hollywood star was thought to have enjoyed Paula’s bubbly personality and “adored” her after she moved to Los Angeles with her then boyfriend Michael Hutchence, in 1995.

It has been 21 years since Paula tragically died from a drugs overdose aged 41.

After Paula and Brad met in LA, her friend and former PR, Gerry Agar Fennell, told the Daily Mail that Brad gave her a gift as a token of his affection for the former Big Breakfast presenter.








Paula Yates flirted with Brad Pitt after moving to LA
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Brad Pitt reportedly gifted Paula Yates a ring
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Gerry claimed: “Paula said Brad gave her the ring as a ‘token of his infatuation’.

“She told me there was a lot of flirting and he told her he adored her. I only remember Paula giggled about their time together.”

One of the last people to see Paula alive was singer Lily Allen, who detailed meeting the star at a restaurant where she was working after quitting school at 15.

In her 2018 autobiography, My Thoughts Exactly, Lily said: “[The restaurant was] where everyone groovy in the media met each other to exchange gossip, and network over lunch and drinks and dinner.”








Paula Yates died from a drug overdose 21 years ago, aged 41
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The pop star said that Paula was “eating what would turn out to be one of her last meals — certainly her last in public — before she overdosed on heroin”.

As part of the police investigation into Paula’s death, a teenaged Lily spoke to officers, telling them: “She was joined at lunch by this guy that we all knew was a heroin dealer. They’d left together. It was the saddest sight.”

Brad, meanwhile, has spoken about how growing older had led to him becoming “crankier” towards fashion.

He has said that comfort is now the number one priority and he now classifies himself as having “no style” as his look nowadays.








Brad Pitt has said he is getting “crankier” as he gets older
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Speaking to Esquire, the ‘Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood’ Oscar winner said: “You get older, you get crankier, and comfort becomes more important. I think it’s as simple as that.”

He added that he finds following fashion trends as “too exhausting” and said: “I like monochrome, without it being a uniform. I like simplicity.

“I like the details in the stitching, the way it feels. If anything, that’s the only divining rod I have.”

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Brad Pitt was 'infatuated' with Paula Yates and gave her a ring after 'lots of flirting'