Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt in September 2016Pring Samrang/Reuters

If gossip sites are to be believed, Angelina Jolie is involved in a "secret romance" despite finding it difficult to move on from her former husband Brad Pitt. Jolie and Pitt ended their 12-year relationship in September 2016.

HollywoodLife reports that the First They Killed My Father star and her "new guy" have been enjoying private dates "at the Malibu estate where she has been staying occasionally since her split from Brad [Pitt]".

"It is challenging for Angelina [Jolie] to move on from Brad [Pitt], but she is doing what she can to nurture a secret romance with a new guy," a source allegedly said, adding that the man she has been seeing is a "British entrepreneur with strong political ties and aspirations".

The report says that Jolie calls up her new man for romantic dates when she finds time for herself and when her six children — Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox — are with Pitt.

"She struggles to find time for herself, so during the infrequent times Brad has the children, Angelina organises romantic rendezvous with the British hottie. Angelina's dates have been happening all behind closed doors... overnight dinners, drinks, everything inside the private Malibu residence and never out in public."

Though reports are unverified, Jolie will allegedly step out with her new man in public only when her divorce from Pitt is finalised.

"Angelina finds the secrecy of their romance sexy and exciting. She wants the divorce to be well behind her and all of her children to be in a healthy place before she goes on a vacation or even out to a restaurant with any new man," the source said.

IBTimes UK has contacted the representatives of Jolie to substantiate the claims made by the report and is awaiting a response.