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Nothing like a bit of celebrity dating gossip to cheer us up this Blue Monday – the day that is deemed to be the most depressing day of the year.

Brad Pitt is rumored to be dating none other than hot Hollywood actress Charlize Theron, after reportedly being introduced by her ex-fiancé, Sean Penn!

“They have been casually seeing each other for nearly a month now,” a source told British tabloid, The Sun.

“They’ve been friends for some time – ironically through Sean – but things have developed.”

The rumored lovebirds reportedly went on a date at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles after attending (separate) film screenings.

(For those interested, 53-year-old Brad Pitt went to see a screening of If Beale Street Could Talk while 43-year-old Charlize Theron went to see Roma.)

“They were ridiculously touchy-feely and his arm was around her back. At one point he winked at her,” the insider continued, referencing their date.

“Brad seemed in a really good place, they both looked really happy.”

Charlize Theron is even said to have been to Brad Pitt’s Los Feliz home in California, although she reportedly hasn’t met any of his six children yet.

We wonder how Angelina Jolie will be taking the news…