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Brad & I' Absolutely not

Los Angeles, May 27 (Reuters): Movie sex symbol Angelina Jolie poured cold water on rumours of a romance with leading man Brad Pitt, telling Marie Claire magazine in an upcoming issue that the two are not intimate.

“Absolutely not,” the star of the upcoming action flick Mr. & Mrs. Smith, in which Pitt co-stars, told Marie Claire when asked if she had sex with Pitt.

“To be intimate with a married man, when my own father cheated on my mother, is not something I could forgive. I could not, could not, look at myself in the morning if I did that,” Jolie said in an issue that hits newsstands on June 7.

For months, speculation has swirled around the world that Pitt, 41, the star of movies like Oceans Twelve and Troy, and Jolie, 30, were having a romantic affair since filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith last year.

The talk seemed to have some weight when Pitt and his wife, actor Jennifer Aniston, separated in January after more than four years of marriage.

The rumours were revived in March when Aniston filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences, and then in April when tabloids ran photos of Jolie and Pitt together on a beach in Africa with Jolie’s four-year-old son, Maddox.

But in the interview, Jolie said that Maddox may be the one with the final word on whom she may become involved with next. Jolie adopted Maddox from a Cambodian orphanage.

“I am not dating anybody. I think the next man I get involved with would have to become Mad’s father, and that’s a high bar as far as I’m concerned. I’m not anticipating that coming any time soon,” she said. Jolie did say, however, that she has a string of lovers she called “maintenance men” with whom she has “intimate friendships.”

Jolie, who won an Oscar for portraying a psychiatric patient in Girl, Interrupted, has divorced twice. She was most recently married to actor Billy Bob Thornton, whom she divorced in 2003.

Jolie is estranged from her father, Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, although she told the magazine, “I don’t think he’s a bad person.”

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