Men and women can totally be friends, and there’s every chance this was just a chill dinner between pals, or a business meeting. But also: What if Angelina Jolie is dating The Weeknd? How fun would that be?
The Maleficent star and the “Blinding Lights” singer were both caught leaving Hollywood restaurant Giorgio Baldi on the night of Wednesday, June 30. Page Six reports they exited separately but reportedly “spent hours” together inside. “They’re clearly not trying to hide [the dinner date],” a source told the outlet, adding, “He’s definitely focused on getting to the movie business. He has the new HBO series he’s starring in.”
The Weeknd is set to write and star in an upcoming series about a pop singer and a club owner/cult leader; he recently appeared in the Adam Sandler-starring Uncut Gems and even wrote an episode of American Dad last year, so, truly, maybe he was just picking Angie’s brain about acting and stuff. She is, after all, an Academy Award-winning actor who has also produced and directed her own projects.
But on the other hand, can we playfully speculate for the hottest little second? These two have more in common than you might think. In her wilder, younger days, Jolie once turned up on a red carpet wearing a vial of Billy Bob Thornton’s blood around her neck. And The Weeknd’s most recent red carpet shtick was covering his face in bloody bandages. We smell a (potentially) spooky sexy time!
Just a couple weeks ago, Angelina Jolie was spotted exiting the apartment building (twice) of her ex-husband Jonny Lee Miller, prompting speculation of a Bennifer-style reunion. Maybe she’s just having a Hot Angelina Jolie Summer! The Weeknd, meanwhile, has previously been linked to Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid, but we haven’t heard much about his romantic life recently. Whatever’s happening with him and the mom of six now, we’re all for it. Even if it’s just platonic.