ANGELINA'S SECRET DATE... WITH HANDSOME ACTOR RALPH FIENNES

Published on: September 7, 2005
ANGELINA'S SECRET DATE... WITH HANDSOME ACTOR RALPH FIENNES

By CLAIRE NEWBON

Brad Pitt rushed back to Angelina Jolie in New York after she had a secret dinner date with another movie heart-throb.

Angelina had her rendezvous with British actor Ralph Fiennes on August 22 at Manhattan's exclusive Girasole restaurant while Brad was busy filming The Assassination Of Jesse James in Canada.

Sources said Angelina ate alone with the English Patient star, 42, who dates actress Francesca Annis, 61. One diner said: "Angelina arrived around 9 pm and sat at the back table. She looked absolutely beautiful and seemed happy and relaxed.

"Ralph arrived 10 minutes later. They had a friendly hello, kiss, kiss. They didn't hold hands or do anything to suggest it was romantic."

Days later, Brad used his first break from shooting to join Angelina in the Big Apple, where she is filming Robert de Niro's The Good Shepherd. He reasserted himself, playing the role of father to Angelina's adopted kids, four-year-old Maddox and Zahara, seven months. The 31-year-old actor was even spotted with a baby bottle in his back pocket.

Later, the couple put on their most public display of affection at Paddy Maguire's Ale House in Manhattan. Customers said they could "hardly keep their hands off each other."

A waiter said: "Angelina was drinking wine and Brad had a few vodka tonics. They held hands, and then Angelina went over to play the deer shooting game we have in the corner of the bar."