Brad Pitt is single again after splitting from model Nicole Poturalski. [Photo: Courtesy]

Brad Pitt is single again after splitting from model Nicole Poturalski. Page Six reports that the couple have gone their separate ways after a three-month whirlwind romance. A source said: "It was never all that serious as it was cracked up to be." The insider said the romance is "totally over" and that it ended "a while back".

The website confirmed that the pair were dating back in August when 56-year-old Brad and 27-year-old Nicole were seen heading to the French chateau he shares with his ex Angelina Jolie. Earlier this month, Nicole had hit back at trolls who criticised her romance with the Hollywood star. She took to Instagram to speak out about the abuse she'd been receiving over the relationship.

Speaking in her native German, said: "Hey guys I have been wondering since forever why people leave hateful comments? "Why? What is the benefit? Just in general, I want to understand the train of thought." She added: "It’s just so rude and sad for those commenting. Just don’t follow people you don’t want to see or [if you] don’t like their content. Easy."

Married Nicole was said to be in an open relationship with her husband, restaurateur Roland Mary, 65, meaning she was free to date Brad, who was also previously married to Jennifer Aniston if she pleased. It was reported in September that Brad even had a link to Nicole's husband. It was said that Roland sells Brad's Château Miraval wine in his Berlin restaurant Borchardt.

The brand's 2019 Rosé Provence comes highly recommended on the menu. The menu suggests people enjoy the wine alongside a number of dishes, including lamb, potato dumpling and schnitzel. But she once made it clear she had no time for "bad energy". The beauty sent out a strong message as she posted a series of sexy snaps on her Instagram account.

Revealing her toned tummy in a skin-baring crop top which tied together in the middle, Nicole wrote: "Never stopping embracing life, laughing, making memories and try to see the good in people. "No attention to bad energy, just smiles because life is too short." Angelina was reportedly furious about the fling, which even saw Brad take Nicole to his and Angelina's wedding venue on what would have been their anniversary. He married Angelina at Château Miraval castle in 2014 and it's been reported she wasn't impressed when Brad took his new flame there.

A source told Us Weekly : "Taking Nicole to Miraval on their former wedding anniversary, Brad knows exactly what he is doing and the reaction it’s going to get from Angelina. "He just doesn’t care if Angelina is going to lash out. He expects she will." And an insider told the Mirror that Angelina was stunned Brad would stoop so low.

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They said: "It grosses her out that he’s cavorting around Europe so publicly with this girl, instead of keeping a private and dignified lid on his love life. "The fact he’s apparently taken them to her marital home is just beyond tacky and inappropriate, however, Brad wants to cut it." It's said that Brad met German model Nicole at a party in Berlin last year after the premiere of his movie Once Upon A Time... in Hollywood. Brad shares six kids with Angelina - Maddox, 19, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12.

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