Scared off by Brad Pitt’s custody war with Angelina Jolie, MIT professor Neri Oxman has dumped him for a billionaire hedge-fund investor — but the star is begging Neri to give him another chance, and won’t take no for an answer!
While a friend close to the “Allied” star denies it, a source told RadarOnline.com exclusively. “Brad isn’t giving up on Neri and has been calling her nonstop to try and get her to take him back.”
Brad was floored after the brainy architect dumped him for silver-haired Wall Street whiz Bill Ackman in early July.
A week later, the 42-year-old beauty was seen in Paris cheering for Bill, 52, as he played in a pro-am tennis tournament. Later, they were seen getting very cozy at a post-match celebration.
As Radar has reported, Brad, who is fascinated with architecture and built homes for the poor after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, has been linked to Neri for months.
Insiders snitched he was “totally smitten” with her!
“So it was a shock when he saw her with Bill,” said the snitch.
Brad cleaned up his act after Angie, 43, filed for divorce and ignited a brutal custody battle over their six kids — but now pals fear his breakup with Neri could cause him to fall off the wagon.
“Neri was spooked away from Brad because he had to take Angie to court just to get to see his kids this summer,” a source said. “Dating Brad was creating enough stress and headlines, but once Angie made it clear the custody battle was going to become a circus, Neri was out!”
Meanwhile, Brad, 54, is reportedly furious that Angie’s antics have torpedoed his chances for happiness with Neri. His divorce attorney has begged him to keep his mouth shut and not do anything that might hurt his chances in the custody battle — and even threatened to quit!
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