Brad Pitt 'spending time' with MIT professor and award-winning artist Neri Oxman

Brad Pitt may be taking romance clues from longtime pal George Clooney.

Pitt is reportedly "spending time" with Neri Oxman, an acclaimed MIT professor whose architectural designs and art installations have won more than a few awards, according to Page Six.

The two reportedly "hit it off" thanks to their shared interests in architecture, design and art. A source called it a "professional friendship," noting that Pitt was initially referred to the Israeli-American Oxman to collaborate on a personal project.

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CAMBRIDGE, MA - OCTOBER 30: Designer/artist/architect Neri Oxman, left, and David Edwards, founder of Le Laboratoire, in front of Oxman's piece. The space is launching with special projects that transcend technical concerns to touch on spiritual notions. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Dr. Neri Oxman, Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT, speaks at The 2017 Concordia Annual Summit at Grand Hyatt New York on September 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit)
MILAN, ITALY - APRIL 03: Luigi Luca and Neri Oxman attend Lexus Yet during Milan Design Week 2017 on April 3, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images for Lexus)
MILAN, ITALY - APRIL 03: Neri Oxman attends Lexus Yet during Milan Design Week 2017 on April 3, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images for Lexus)
BROOKLINE, MA - AUGUST 29: Neri Oxman, designer and innovator, assistant professor of media arts and sciences, MIT Media Lab; photographed at her home in Brookline. (Photo by Essdras M Suarez/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - JANUARY 12: Neri Oxman attends EARTH AWARDS Gala at The Four Seasons on January 12, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by JOE SCHILDHORN/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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Should a relationship with Oxman blossom, it would certainly be a change for Pitt, who's enjoyed a string of high-profile wives and girlfriends over the years, including Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow. But it's possible that like Clooney, who wed rockstar human rights lawyer Amal in 2014, Pitt is now looking outside Hollywood for love.

"Their friendship has not turned into romance ... as both are cautious and this is, again, more of a professional friendship," the report continues, "but Brad is very interested in spending more time with Neri; she is fascinating."

Although a rep for Pitt declined to comment, a friend of his did acknowledge that Oxman is "very impressive."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Actor Brad Pitt, wearing Gucci, attends the 2017 LACMA Art + Film Gala Honoring Mark Bradford and George Lucas presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 8: Brad Pitt attends Netflix hosts the New York Premiere of 'Okja' at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on June 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - MAY 23: Brad Pitt attends the premiere for 'War Machine' at Roppongi Hills on May 23, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
TOKYO, JAPAN - MAY 22: Brad Pitt attends the press conference for 'War Machine' at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo on May 22, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Actor Brad Pitt leaves the 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on May 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Chief Content Officer for Netflix Ted Sarandos (L) and actor Brad Pitt attend a special screening of the Netflix original film 'War Machine' at The Metrograph on May 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Netflix)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 05: Brad Pitt arrives at the Premiere Of Amazon Studios' 'The Lost City Of Z' at ArcLight Hollywood on April 5, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, presenter Brad Pitt onstage during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
Brad Pitt attends the 'Allied' premiere in Madrid on Nov 22, 2016 (Photo by Gabriel Maseda/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 14: Brad Pitt attends the red carpet for the Paramount Pictures title 'Allied' on November 14, 2016 at Shanghai Postal Museum in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Emmanuel Wong/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures )
WESTWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Brad Pitt arrives at the Fan Event For Paramount Pictures' 'Allied' at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 24: Brad Pitt is seen at LAX on July 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 21: Actor Brad Pitt is seen coming out of a hotel in Soho on July 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 21: Brad Pitt is seen at LAX on June 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: Brad Pitt seen in Manhattan on July 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
LE MANS, FRANCE - JUNE 18: Actor Brad Pitt attends the start of the 84th Le Mans 24-hours endurance race on June 18, 2016 in Le Mans, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 09: Brad Pitt is seen at LAX on June 09, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 31: Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt seen filming scenes for 'Five Seconds Of Silence in Hampstead on March 31, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Alex B. Huckle/GC Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 26: Brad Pitt seen out in Tribeca on November 26, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 23: Brad Pitt attends 'The Big Short' New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on November 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
Brad Pitt attends the 'Allied' premiere in Madrid on Nov 22, 2016 (Photo by Gabriel Maseda/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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