Brad Pitt and Ines de Ramon enjoyed a joyous evening on Thursday. At a DAOU Vineyards-sponsored event, Pitt, 60, presented buddy Bradley Cooper with the Outstanding Performer of the Year award. The duo was spotted out together at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Pitt and de Ramon, 34, were witnessed seated close to each other in the crowd as seen in pictures released by Hello! They are positioned just behind Cooper, 49, and his Maestro costar Carey Mulligan.
For the evening at the Arlington Theater, Pitt wore a dark brown suit, and his girlfriend looked glam in a teal halter dress with a high neck. In one picture, the Bullet Train star was seen smiling and leaning in to talk to de Ramon, almost as if he was whispering something in her ear.
At the time of their first sighting in November 2022, sources informed PEOPLE that Pitt and jewelry designer de Ramon had been dating for the last few months.
During his break from filming his racing feature, de Ramon joined the Oscar winner and his buddies for a “very low-key” celebration when the winner turned 60 in December of the following year, a source told PEOPLE.
The actor appears more at ease than before” and he and de Ramon “seem very comfortable” jointly, a source told PEOPLE after Pitt and de Ramon celebrated his birthday together.
The source stated at the time, “He’s more at ease than he has been in the past few years.”
For his role as Leonard Bernstein in the biopic Maestro, which he also directed and co-wrote, Pitt gave Cooper one of the highest prizes from the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Thursday under the category of outstanding actor of the year.
Pitt mentioned in part, “Now, I’m not gonna say I know for certain what’s at the heart of Bradley’s brilliance, but I am going to take a stab at it,” during his address. “
Pitt continued, “I believe it is his fervent devotion to this tiny thing we call the human experience, with all of its joys, sorrows, and messiness. My man is there; he doesn’t flee from anything”.
She said, “My man appears in it; he doesn’t flee from the evidence, and I believe that’s what he incorporated into each image that he displayed on the screen.”
“I took offense at what you said there,” Cooper jokingly replied to Pitt as he accepted the trophy.