A TALK show host blindsided Angelina Jolie with a question about her relationship with The Weeknd.
Last month, sources divulged Angelina reportedly "lights up" when she talks about The Weeknd as he "poured on the charm" during their date nights.
Yesterday, Angelina appeared on E! News Daily Pop, to promote her new movie, Eternals.
An interviewer asked her: “Your kids are at the age where they have opinions, so I have to know: were they more excited that you were in the Eternals or that you are friends with The Weeknd?”
Angelina replied: “They’re very excited about this film if that’s what you’re asking. They’re very excited about this film.”
Last month, a source told Us Weekly Angelina “lights up” when she talks about her budding relationship with The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye.
They went on: “Both Angie and Abel are telling people that they are just friends, but those who know them think something romantic is going on."
The insider noted the singer “is in awe of” the Academy Award-winning actress.
According to Us Weekly, “friends believe things could turn romantic” between The Weeknd and Angelina who is still “playing down talk of anything serious.
“She’s definitely warming toward Abel.
"He’s been pouring on the charm and going out of his way to impress her.”
Over the weekend, Angelina and The Weeknd reportedly had "dinner together" at the Los Angeles Italian restaurant, Giorgio Baldi, according to The Daily Mail.
The two apparently spent about two and a half hours at a private section inside the restaurant.
REALATIONSHIP 'HEATING UP'
Angelina and The Weeknd reportedly arrived at the eatery separately but walked out with him and hopped into a black SUV waiting for them.
Angelina wore a black double-breasted trench coat and carried with her a Yves Saint Laurent purse.
Meanwhile, The Weekend wore a black jacket with skinny jeans and boots.
Back in July, the two had been "spotted on another secret date at Mustafa's private concert LA," according to Instagramer Deuxmoi.
At the beginning of that month, Angelina appeared to be on a romantic date night with the musician in Los Angeles again at Giorgio Baldi.
The pair reportedly spent hours at the restaurant, before leaving separately to avoid raising suspicion.
Angelina and her ex Brad, 57, divorced in 2019, but the former couple is still locked in a tense custody war over their six children.
STILL AT WAR
The pair share: Maddox, 20, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 13.
Angelina recently accused her ex of using his "celebrity" status to try to gain special treatment in their custody agreement, according to Page Six.
Her complaint came after Brad's attorneys launched a bid to overturn the decision to dismiss Judge Ouderkirk, who oversaw the custody battle.
In court papers seen by the site, Angelina's legal team stated: "This sort of gamesmanship, a last-ditch effort by a celebrity litigant seeking special treatment, is not what this Court’s limited review resources are for.
"There is nothing to see or review here. There is no issue meeting this Court’s rigorous standards for, or worthy of, review."
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