Brad Pitt is spending time with acclaimed architect and MIT professor Neri Oxman.

It's being reported that the 54-year-old actor, who is an architecture and design aficionado, struck up a friendship with the 42-year-old American-Israeli through an MIT architecture project.

Page Six reports that Pitt was referred to Oxman to collaborate on an architectural project he was working on, reports the Daily Mail.

A source told the site, "Brad and Neri instantly hit it off because they share the same passion for architecture, design and art. This is best described as a professional friendship."


However, the source added that the friendship hasn't blossomed into a romance just yet - but there is potential.

"Their friendship has not turned into romance … as both are cautious and this is, again, more of a professional friendship, but Brad is very interested in spending more time with Neri, she is fascinating."

Oxman, who is a professor at the MIT Media Lab, where she founded and directs the Mediated Matter group, was previously married to Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov.

The beautiful brunette is also an artist with her works featured in collections at MoMA, Paris' Centre Georges Pompidou, Vienna's Museum of Applied Arts and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Science.

Meanwhile, Pitt heads up the Make It Right Foundation, which builds affordable, solar-powered homes and communities for people in need.

Acclaimed: Oxman was named in the list of '25 Most Stylish Bostonians' in 2012 by The Boston Globe. Photo / Getty Images
Acclaimed: Oxman was named in the list of '25 Most Stylish Bostonians' in 2012 by The Boston Globe. Photo / Getty Images

The Troy star has been working with architects from all over the world to build homes in New Orleans, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina as well as neighborhoods in need in New Jersey and Kansas City, Missouri.

It comes as it was revealed that the Fight Club actor is expected to finalise his divorce from Angelina Jolie within weeks.

A new report, published last weekend, hints that proceedings are imminent, following news that both have moved on with new love interests.


"The terms of the divorce are now agreed," a source informed The Sun on Sunday. "They are being finalised by both legal teams, but will be filed within weeks.

"It's a huge turnaround from where the marriage ended, especially given the claims Angelina made against Brad, but they are now on pretty good terms.

"Both decided it was crucial for the children that they had a respectful relationship."

Brad and Angelina are parents to Maddox, 16; Zahara, 13; Pax, 14; Shiloh, 11; and nine-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

Angelina, 42, is rumored to be dating a "handsome and older looking" real estate agent.

The stars split in September 2016 after two years of marriage and a nine-year romance prior to that.