Even pop stars have celebrity crushes–and this time, it’s our girl Britney Spears crushing on newly single Brad Pitt. ET Online reports that the singer, who has been “candid” over the years about her adoration of Brad Pitt (she even offered to be his nanny last year), pointed out the actor’s recent split from Angelina Jolie during an interview on Australia’s Today show. And she seemed pretty excited about it.
“My first celebrity crush was Brad Pitt,” the 34-year-old singer said. “He’s single now!”
Apparently, Britney’s had a soft spot for the hunky actor for quite some time. During a 2003 interview with Diane Sawyer, Spears became flustered when asked about her photo with the famous actor–which was once proudly displayed on her nightstand. “We shouldn’t share that. I’m embarrassed,” she said at the time. “That’s my little thing!” And In an interview this past August with KTU 103.5 FM’s Cubby & Carolina Bermudez, Spears was asked if she had any famous crushes, and admitted that “It’s always been Brad Pitt.”
US Weekly pointed out that Spears joked about a Brad Pitt breakup to Kevin Federline on her reality show in 2005. “We found out that Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt broke up. So I have a feeling that he’s thinking about me. … Just playing,” she said.
So maybe Brangelina’s breakup will have a silver lining–at least for Britney.