Who Is Neri Oxman? Brad Pitt's New Love Interest

Those who know Brad best say that he prefers women who can challenge him, and it seems he may have found the perfect match. Has Brad taken after his good friend George Clooney, who married Amal Clooney, a human-rights lawyer?

Neri is believed to be the first woman to have linked with Brad Pitt since his famous breakup with actress Angelina Jolie in September 2016. Their divorce is still pending, but the famed couple has six children (Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 11, and 9-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne) together.

Brad and Oxman worked on an architecture project together and some say this was how the two got to know each other. As you know, Brad founded the Make It Right Foundation, where he builds homes in New Orleans following the Katrina Hurricane disaster. He definitely has an interest in architecture and design. 

As of this moment, Brad and Neri are simply just "friends." Brad has been spotted on multiple occasions in the East Coast visiting Oxman's lectures at MIT in Boston

Prior to this, Oxman actually mentioned Brad (and George Clooney) during an interview with W Magazine in April of 2017. She was asked about whether men had dominated the field of architecture... so she mentioned Brad and George in her answer. 

“For the same reason we have the Brad Pitts and the George Clooneys, it’s just part of human nature to idolize stereotypes,” Oxman said. “Such singularities are useful to the common perception of heroism. But it’s not only true for architecture; it’s true in musical composition, for females working in theater, for film directors. This isn’t just a disease of the architecture profession; it’s a phenotype of human culture and how we develop stereotypes and perceptions.”


Who exactly is Neri Oxman?

Neri Oxman, born in Haifa, Israel on February, 6th, 1976, is an Israeli-American architect, designer, and MIT Media Lab, professor. She studied and graduated in 2004 from the London Architectural Association School of Architecture, and at Israel Institute of Technology in Jerusalem before that. In 2005, she obtained her Ph.D. at MIT and is now an associate professor. 

Her "material ecology" art and architecture designs are inspired by the environment and involve the knowledge of biology, materials engineering, machine-based design, and computing.  Some of her well-known works are The Silk Pavilion, Ocean Pavilion, and various 3D-printed apparel that has been featured in many fashion shows. Neri's work has been displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Museum of Science and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and several institutions in France, UK, Italy, and Germany. 

To put it simply, she's a genius who knows how to think BIG. 

Neri was previously married to Osvaldo Golijov, a composer from Argentina.