Did Shania Twain date Brad Pitt? Country music fans have speculated about Shania Twain and Brad Pitt for decades. What in the world would cause such speculation? Yes, they are tops in their fields, she a country singer and he an acclaimed actor.
But other than being rich and famous, we can’t think of any other strong similarities between the two. Have you ever seen paparazzi pics of them cuddling in Malibu or kissing in Nashville? Me neither.
Did Shania Twain Date Brad Pitt?
So what gives with this question that seems to pop back up with regularity like clockwork? It’s simple—Shania name dropped Brad in one of her songs. But ironically, it was a diss, not a shout out!
Let’s go back to the beginning to unravel this particular peculiar rumor that just won’t die. “That Don’t Impress Me Much” is one of Shania’s blockbuster hits and in it there is a line about Mr. Pitt.
The song hit No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 hit and was on her 1997 album Come On Over. The song is about a dissatisfied lady who ticks off all the things that should impress her, but don’t.
Why Did Shania Twain Sing About Brad Pitt?
At one point in the song Shania Twain sings, “OK, so you’re Brad Pitt? That don’t impress me much.” Ouch!
It took years but Shania finally came clean about how the line came to be. She told Billboard: “I remember I had a girlfriend visiting me and it was near Christmas and we were baking cookies. “I was writing this album and there was a scandal of [Pitt] and Gwyneth [Paltrow] where there was naked photos of him.”
“And this was like, all the rage. I just thought, ‘I don’t know what all the fuss is about.’ I’m like, well that don’t impress me much, I mean, what is all the fuss?”
Shania Twain is Not Impressed
This was back in 1997 after Playgirl published nude photos of the actor; he later sued the magazine over the photos.
“We see people naked every day. That’s really what I thought. I wasn’t picking on Brad Pitt. But that was just the association in that moment and things we make fusses about and whatever. Of course, it could have been any gorgeous guy.”
So there you have it. After she mentioned Brad, people assumed her diss was based on something personal, like a romantic relationship. Nope. Nothing like that took place between them, got it?
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