Several reports said the photos show Pitt, Jolie and her 3-year-old son Maddox playing in the sand and strolling on the beach. Pitt and Jolie, however, aren't shown being affectionate with each other. Cindy Guagenti, Pitt's publicist, would not comment Tuesday, AP reports.
In its April 18 issue, Us Weekly proclaimed on its cover, "It's True!" over separate photos of Pitt and Jolie. In an article inside, Us quoted employees of a California hotel who claimed they saw the two actors being affectionate. Guagenti has denied the report, saying "this particular story is completely untrue.".
Rumors have been brewing over a possible romance between Pitt, 41, and the 29-year-old Jolie since the two starred together in the upcoming dark comedy Mr. and Mrs. Smith. But when Pitt separated from his wife, Jennifer Aniston, in January, the tabloid speculations hit an all-time high. Aniston recently filed for divorce from Pitt after four and a half years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. Jolie was previously married to actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton
Over the weekend, Pitt, who is a special ambassador in Nelson Mandela's fight against HIV and AIDS, was in Ethiopia visiting orphans of the AIDS pandemic that is devastating Africa, a spokesman told AP Tuesday.
The star of Troy and Ocean's Twelve also visited projects offering AIDS treatment as part of the ONE campaign, which strives to improve trade and debt terms for poor countries and provide lifesaving drugs for people infected with the HIV virus. His trip was organized by DATA--a Washington-based lobby group co-founded by the rock star Bono.