Lykke Li: Here Are 5 Things You Should Know About The Singer Who Is Supposedly Dating Brad Pitt.
Lykke Li, a Swedish musician, has been romantically linked to Brad Pitt, but who exactly is she? Here’s where you can learn more about her.
Lykke Li, Brad Pitt’s new lady, appears to be in his life! The Sun reported on Jan. 26 that the 35-year-old Swedish singer and Troy actor are «secretly dating.» According to the publication, the couple started dating in mid-2021 and have been spotted eating at Hollywood hotspot Mother Wolf. Even more intriguing is the fact that the two appear to reside about three minutes apart. So, who is Lykke Li, exactly? Find out more about her in the sections below.
She is a Swedish woman
Lykke Li was born Li Lykke Timotej Svensson Zachrisson on March 18, 1986, in Ystad, Sweden, to photographer Kärsti Stiege and Johan Zachrisson, a member of the Swedish punk-reggae band Dag Vag. When she was a child, her family relocated to Stockholm, then to a mountain top in Portugal (where they resided for five years), Lisbon, and countries such as India, Nepal, and Morocco. In October of 2015, she lost her mother to brain cancer.
She’s a performer
Lykke Li’s first album, Little Bit, was released in 2007, followed by the EP Youth Novels in 2008, defining her indie dream pop sound. Both efforts generated enough interest for her to appear at Coachella and Lollapalooza festivals in 2009. Several of her songs were included on popular television shows by the early 2010s, including «Get Some» on Hawaii Five-0. So Sad So Sexy, her most recent album, was released in June 2018.
She is the mother of a son
Lykke was formerly married to producer Jeff Bhasker, with whom she had a 6-year-old son Dion. The singer of «Little Bit» revealed her pregnancy on Facebook in October 2015, later confirming she had a child in February 2016.
Jeff, like Lykke, is well-known in the music industry, having won five GRAMMY awards and producing for artists such as Kanye West, Harry Styles, and Lana Del Ray, to mention a few. The pair tragically divorced when she was working on her 2019 album, which is nonetheless sad and sexy. In the same year, the couple listed their Los Feliz property for $3.3 million.
She has lived in Los Angeles for the past 15 years
She moved to New York when she was 19, and returned at the age of 21 to make her first album. Shortly after, she made the decision to relocate to the west coast. «I’ve been captivated with LA ever since I first arrived here when I was 20 or 21 years old,» she told Apartamento magazine, referring to the city’s unique architecture.
She looked for the right L.A. home for her and her kid after divorcing her long-term spouse, which she eventually found. ‘When we had to move out of the enormous family house, I believed I’d never find my own place, so I spent every night looking for a small house that would fit me and my kid, as well as one guest room for visitors from Sweden, and a modest garden.’ However, I am a firm believer in preserving the original decor. That’s quite difficult in America, particularly in this region,» she explained.
She is a practitioner of transcendental meditation
Lykke is a firm believer in the practice, which she spoke about in 2014. «From a creative standpoint, it’s incredibly interesting,» she remarked. «Previously, I could only write a few phrases at a time and would have to take a few days off before returning to it.
I suddenly found myself able to write and finish a song in one sitting — verse, verse, verse, chorus, the works. And it would go on like this with song after song. Finally, I was able to open the gate.»