AceShowbiz - Has Angelina Jolie found herself a new man? The 42-year-old actress/director is reportedly dating Cambodian lyricist and filmmaker PraCh Ly, nearly a year and a half after announcing her separation from her husband of two years, Brad Pitt.
According to OK! magazine (via HollywoodLife.com), Angie is "smitten" with PraCh. "They're a perfect match," a so-called insider tells the publication. "Their connection is becoming stronger by the day. It's just what Angie needs." The source adds, "Angie hasn't let anyone new into her life in a long time, but when she falls, she falls hard."
Angie and PraCh reportedly were introduced to each other by their mutual friend Loung Ung, when the "Maleficent" star was in Cambodia to film "First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers" based on Loung's novel. Since then, the two have reportedly hit it off.
The magazine further reports that PraCh has been hanging with Angie's kids at her Los Feliz estate and they also spent time together while touring temples and markets in the Cambodia Town section of Long Beach. PraCh has reportedly connected with Angie's eldest son Maddox and offered to help Maddox lean Khmer, the Cambodia language. He's "really taken [Maddox] under his wing," the source says, adding, "They have a bond."
Angie and Brad now live "just down the street" from each other after calling it quits. The "World War Z" actor has been able to see his kids a few times a week, but he "prefers to keep things very private and safe," opting not to go out with his children often, a source tells Us Weekly. The source explains, "He wants to protect the kids as much as possible and not open them up to public scrutiny."
Meanwhile, Angie often took her kids as her date to various red carpet events. Most recently, she stepped out with her daughters Zahara and Shiloh to attend The National Board of Review Awards Gala in New York City on Tuesday night, January 9. Shiloh, who had broken her collarbone on December 29 during a family trip in Lake Tahoe, was seen wearing arm sling during the outing.