Today in "The Internet Spirals Over Brad Pitt Potentially Dating Someone New," The Sun is out here claiming that Brad is "secretly dating" Swedish singer Lykke Li, who lives "just minutes" away from his home in Los Angeles.
If these reports are to be believed (that's a big if since historically reports on Brad Pitt's dating life are shaky at best...), Brad and Lykke have been seeing each other since mid-2020. So, kinda surprising that their relationship hasn't been revealed 'til now, but okay!
Naturally, gossip account Deuxmoi was the first to report on Brad and Lykke's potential vibe, noting that rumors have been ~swirling around~ her native Sweden, and they were spotted hanging at new "celeb hot spot" Mother Wolf in Hollywood. Here's what Mother Wolf looks like in case you wanna indulge in some fan fiction picture the scene:
Meanwhile, one source told The Sun that "Brad and Lykke have been able to fly under the radar so easily because they're neighbors. It's worked out perfectly for Brad, to have someone he likes living so close."
Neither Lykke nor Brad have commented on reports they're dating (and it seems doubtful that they will), but just in case they do morph into the next Kravis and start touching tongues all over the nearest available red carpet, here's everything you need to know about Lykke.
She's a Big Time Swedish Pop Star
Thirty-five-year-old Lykke released her first EP Little Bit in 2002 and has been going strong ever since—with appearances at Glastonbury, Coachella, and Lollapalooza. Actually, here she is chatting about Coachella in 2015 so you can get a sense of her personality:
Oh, and her song "Possibility" was included on The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack, which we can all agree is VERY IMPORTANT.
You also may have heard Lykke's song "Get Some" on Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, and Teen Wolf. More notably (not sure anything is more notable than a Teen Wolf mention, but), her second album Wounded Rhymes was named one of the best of 2011 by The New York Times and Rolling Stone.
So yeah, even if you might THINK you don't know her music, you definitely do. Also, side note, she has really cool merch:
Her Dad and Brother Are Also Musicians
Lykke's dad Johan is a member of the Swedish punk-reggae band Dag Vag, and her brother Zacharias Zachrisson is a musician known as Vacation Forever. The family moved around a ton when Lykke and Zacharias were kids, spending time in Stockholm, Portugal, Lisbon, Nepal, India, Morocco, and Brooklyn.
Like Brad, She's a Parent
Lykke has a 6-year-old son named Dion, whom she shares with her ex, producer Jeff Bhasker.
"I never thought I would have a baby. I had physical issues that led me to believe that," she told Apartmento in 2018. "It was always such a heartbreak of mine. Also, because I am an artist, you are taught that you have to choose either a career or motherhood. I was always questioning if I would have a baby. Then, one day I just had this vision of a kid with long hair, zooming around, and a month later I was pregnant. And my son is totally that person zooming around with his long hair."
She's Into Transcendental Meditation
“It’s really interesting from a creative point of view,” Lykke told The Irish Times in 2014. “Before, I could only write a few sentences and I’d have to take a break for a few days before I could go back to it. All of a sudden, I could write and finish a song in one go – verse, verse, verse, chorus, the lot. And that would happen with song after song. Finally, I unlocked the gate.”
Anyway, Lykke is clearly very cool, as is her cover of "I Will Survive," enjoy!