03/30/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Brad Pitt 'Buys Bachelor Pad' Story Explained, Debunked

There have been numerous reports that the home Brad Pitt recently purchased is the smoking gun that he split from Angelina Jolie ... and that Brad intends to use the home as a new bachelor pad -- but TMZ has learned it's all BS ...

The home -- located in the Hollywood Hills -- is the newest piece of Brad's master plan to expand the sprawling compound he shares with Angelina and their 6 children. The evidence is clear -- first off, Brad purchased the home back in August -- long before rumors of a break up began to make the rounds.

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