She has jumped from life as a successful model in her native Germany to becoming the focus of heightened international intrigue, after she was spotted with Brad Pitt.
And hours after Nicole Poturalski, 27, was seen embarking on her luxury getaway in the South of France with the 56-year-old Hollywood heartthrob, questions are being asked about the lady who appears to have caught star’s eye.
Aside from her indisputable beauty, it would appear that Brad had endless reasons to be captivated, as the cultured German beauty speaks five languages, is a proud mother of one, and, if that wasn’t enough, has founded an organisation to aid sharks.
Intriguing: German model Nicole Poturalski has become the focus of heightened intrigue after she was spotted arriving in France with Hollywood actor Brad Pitt
Nicole, who stands at 5’10” and bears a striking resemblance to Brad’s ex-wife Angelina Jolie, was pictured touching down at the South of France’s Le Castellet Airport via private jet on Wednesday afternoon.
It is believed that she will be spending time with Brad at the breathtaking Château Miraval, an estate he purchased for $67 million in 2011 with his ex Angelina, 45.
The US edition of OK! magazine has quoted an eyewitness say saying that before boarding their private jet, the pair were seen acting like ‘loved up teenagers’.
Getaway: Brad Pitt and Nicole were spotted making a discreet arrival at the South of France’s Le Castellet Airport via private jet on Wednesday afternoon. Pictured in January
‘They were kissing and Brad was being super attentive to her,’ added the source. ‘He was in a semi public place but didn’t seem to mind people seeing him. She’s a real beauty and obviously a lot younger than him.’
Though Brad’s representatives declined to comment on the nature of the pair’s relationship, it’s easy to see why she may have caught the father-of-six’s eye.
While she boasts a long list of accomplishments, the model is particularly proud of her son, Emil, who makes regular appearances on her Instagram account.
Nicole’s impressive grasp of languages is believed to have been boosted by her international modelling work in stunning cover shoots and on the world’s catwalks.
What a stunner: Nicole, 27, is a successful fashion model from Germany, who has graced magazine covers and is signed to Next Management in LA and A Management in Germany
A Capricorn, whose birthday falls on January 2, the brunette beauty hails from Bergkamen, which is in the old industrial Ruhr region, and is of Polish heritage.
On her Facebook page, she reveals she is single and has listed her former city as Warsaw, Poland’s capital and largest city.
Her modelling career has taken her to fashion shows in New York, Paris and Milan and she has been a cover girl for ELLE, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire.
And her efforts have earned her fans and admirers in the upper echelons of the fashion world, as she is said to be a favourite for British designer Vivienne Westwood.
Who’s who? The brunette beauty, left, strikes an uncanny resemblance to the screen star’s former spouse Angelina Jolie (pictured right in 2019)
Nicole’s ambitions started bubbling to the fore at an early age, as at the tender age of 13, she expressed a desire to become a marine biologist.
However, her path to such a career took something of an unexpected turn when she was spotted by a talent scout during a visit to Disneyland Paris.
While the brunette beauty’s parents allowed her model, the determined youngster still managed to complete her Abitur – German A levels.
Often going by the first name of Nico, she also isn’t afraid to get political, much like Brad, who earlier this year slammed the Republican party at the Academy Awards.
Love: In February, Nicole raised eyebrows as she shared a snap of herself along with a caption about her mysterious ‘love’
In May, on the eve of global protests against racial injustice rising up, Nicole shared a snap of herself wearing a top bearing the slogan ‘Protect Kids, Not Guns’.
Taking to her Instagram Story in March of this year, she stated: ‘I truly believe we need change. Black Lives Matter. Children’s lives matter…Abused children can’t protest. They can’t connect with others.
‘They can’t raise their voice cause nobody hears them. It’s on US YOUNG PEOPLE. EDUCATE and watch out for your younger fellow humans. Change is needed. Be kind to anyone and your best. I will do the same.’
In February, Nicole raised eyebrows as she shared a cryptic post of herself strolling along Beverly Hills’ upscale Rodeo Drive.
Another: Several weeks later, in March, she alluded to her ‘love’ once again in another post as she mentioned her ‘better half’
Captioning the image, which showed her flashing a broad smile while donning a black tank top and a denim miniskirt, she wrote: ‘Missing my strolls with my Love.’
Several weeks later, in March, she alluded to her ‘love’ once again in another post.
Next to a snap of herself wearing grey lounge wear as she clutched a drinking glass, she wrote: ‘Saturdays these days for me is self reflection, reading books spending time with my better half.’
While she shared the posts with candid accompanying captions, Nicole didn’t name or tag the person in question.
Impressive: The stunner completed her Abitur – German A levels – and founded an organisation devoted to helping sharks
In March, sources claimed Brad had not dated anyone since he split from Angelina in 2016 following a two-year marriage and a 12-year relationship.
‘He doesn’t feel any need to get back on the dating scene right now – his focus is elsewhere, they told TMZ.
The former Hollywood couple share Maddox, 19, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and 12-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.
During his time in the limelight, Brad, who was first married to Jennifer Aniston, has been linked to actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Robin Givens, Juliette Lewis, and Thandie Newton, as well as singer Sinitta.
Bitter split: The TV and film star’s divorce proceedings with ex Angelina, 45, have stretched into a fourth year (pictured in 2009)