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Brad Pitt visits museums during Brussels visit

06:03 31/03/2021

It’s pretty hard at the moment to be sure who is who when you pass someone in the street, what with facemasks making it more difficult to identify people. You could be walking past the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium (KMSKB), for example, and see a man you think you might recognise from his style and stance. You hesitate and think, “hey, that guy reminds me of Brad Pitt.”

Well, it could have been him – because the Hollywood superstar is currently in Brussels after landing in his private jet on Monday to spend a few days in the Belgian capital. He’s already taken in an exhibition by his good friend, the 49-year-old Briton Thomas Houseago, famous for his impressive sculptures, at the Museum of Fine Arts.  "This is a private visit, which had been planned for some time,” a museum spokesperson said, confirming Pitt’s attendance. “Unfortunately, that's all we can say." He also visited the Horta House in Saint-Gilles.

While no-one knows what he’s got planned for the rest of his stay, we do know the 57-year-old actor is staying in the €5,000-a-night Armand Blaton Suite on the top floor of the five-star Amigo Hotel, just off the Grand Place. Fans of the movie star have already been gathering outside the hotel, which is famous for accommodating the rich and famous on their trips to the Belgian capital, in the hope of getting a glimpse of their idol.

Pitt, who is said to have immersed himself in the art of sculpting to forget his woes as his bitter divorce from second wife Angelina Jolie drags on, is also rumoured to have meetings set up with two Belgian architects during his visit. The rumours have set tongues wagging over whether Pitt, a keen student of architecture, is looking to buy property in Belgium or is hoping to recruit the Belgians to remodel one of his homes in Los Angeles.

Written by Nick Amies

Comments

Dario89

While us plebeians can look through the window.

Apr 2, 2021 15:11
PGerrard

Must be 'essential' travel..........

Apr 7, 2021 14:47
Frank Lee

Dario, "us plebeians" could be used to compare the average Joe to somebody having inherited a fortune and/or a title without having done anything else than being born, but Mr Pitt earned his fortune... I have no problem with him coming to spend his dollars in Belgium.

Apr 28, 2021 20:45