Brad and Angelina were Hollywood's hottest couple [Photo: Getty Images North America]

Brad Pitt has finally opened up about the ongoing rumours surrounding his love-life.

The 55-year-old Hollywood actor has opened up about how many women he has dated since splitting from ex-wife Angelina Jolie, in 2016.

It's not often the A-list actor speaks so candidly about rumours surrounding his love life, telling the New York Times Magazine about 'how many women' he has been linked with in the past couple of years.

The actor, who recently starred in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood, was asked if he ever read anything about himself.

It turns out that he does, though only when he is presented with the article, especially the ones that discuss who he is romantically linked with.

The latest person to have been romantically linked to Brad was Arrested Development star Alia Shawkat but this has been dismissed as nothing more than platonic and a friendship.

Brad Pitt has addressed how many women he has dated since Angelina split [Photo: Getty Images]

Brad was equally dismissive of other rumours about his dating, saying: "I don’t go out of my way to avoid it; I just don’t seek it out.

“I don’t know how many women they’ve said I’ve been dating the last two or three years, and none of it’s true - I just flashed on something, but maybe it doesn’t mean anything.”

Brad also went on to reveal that he had an early wake-up call to any potential fame after he first started hitting the big time.

The actor said there was a moment at the beginning of his career that has helped keep him humble for much of his Hollywood career.

Brad shared: “When I first started my career, I was in USA Today. I was pretty pleased with myself. Two days after it came out, I go over to a friend-of-a-friend’s house.

"In the kitchen I look down and there’s a litter box for the cat - and there’s my piece in USA Today with a cat turd on top of it. That pretty much defines it.”

Brad has had two very high profile marriages, with Angelina Jolie following on from his time with Friends star Jennifer Aniston.

Pax Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Knox Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Brad Pitt June 2015 [Photo: FameFlynet.uk.com]

With Aniston, they were the toast of Hollywood and seen as a golden couple in the industry with both of them working at the top of their game.

It changed a little for Brad after he dumped Jen for Angelina in 2004, after meeting her on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith.

After an initial adverse reaction, Brad and Ange soon became Hollywood's hottest couple and went on to share six children together.

They had three adopted children Maddox, 18, Pax, 16, and Zahara, 14, along with their three biological children, Shiloh, 13, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11.

The couple split in 2016 when Angelina filed for divorce and have been involved in an intense custody battle since.