The ac­tress is ready to make a clean break af­ter Brad and she’s turned to an­other Hol­ly­wood ac­tor for com­fort

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it’s been a whirl­wind two months for An­gelina Jolie. Fol­low­ing her split from hus­band Brad Pitt in Septem­ber, the star en­listed top Hol­ly­wood di­vorce lawyer Laura Wasser (the same woman who rep­re­sented Johnny Depp in his di­vorce); braved a plethora of com­pletely false mar­riage ru­mours – in­clud­ing sto­ries that Brad wanted to pur­sue Margot Rob­bie and Mar­ion Cotil­lard while the pair were still to­gether – and faced crit­i­cism from other A-lis­ters. At a re­cent char­ity event in Los An­ge­les, co­me­dian Chelsea Han­dler threw shade at the ac­tress, say­ing Brad was be­ing eman­ci­pated rather than di­vorced.

All in all, we think An­gelina might be for­given for feel­ing ut­terly down and out.

But last week, for the first time since the split, the ac­tress broke her si­lence in a recorded video mes­sage for the In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Court. Poised and calm, An­gelina spoke out in sup­port of a re­cent pol­icy re­gard­ing chil­dren.

While it’s no se­cret that the ac­tress has strug­gled with the sep­a­ra­tion (as Look told you back in Oc­to­ber, de­spite An­gelina ini­ti­at­ing the di­vorce, the split left her ‘in a world of pain’) it seems she’s pulled her­self out of the dark, af­ter an in­sider told Look that she’s ‘throw­ing her­self into life’ and def­i­nitely not ‘sit­ting alone wal­low­ing in mis­ery’.

‘She’s started com­ing out of her shell so­cially since the di­vorce,’ says our source. ‘When she was with Brad she didn’t re­ally have time for any­one but him and their fam­ily unit. The only friends she made were through work and most of the time as soon as a project wrapped she’d lose touch. But now she’s started reach­ing out to oth­ers again and has been re­con­nect­ing with peo­ple.’

While the ac­tress – who cited ‘ir­rec­on­cil­able dif­fer­ences’ as the rea­son for the split – has been try­ing to stay oc­cu­pied, con­cen­trat­ing on work and the kids (as Look went to press she was re­port­edly plan­ning on a quiet and in­ti­mate Thanks­giv­ing with just the chil­dren) it seems hav­ing the same top lawyer isn’t the only thing she and Johnny Depp have in com­mon. Ac­cord­ing to our in­sider, the pair – who have al­ways been friends – are spend­ing an in­creas­ing amount of time to­gether, speak­ing on the phone ‘some­times twice a day’.

‘The main per­son she’s lean­ing on is Johnny. They were close when they shot The Tourist and they’ve picked up right where they left off,’ says our source.

‘They talk ev­ery day, some­times twice a day; it’s been a huge help to Angie. Johnny adores her – he al­ways has. Right now they’re still strictly in the friend zone, but who knows where it could lead?’

And it seems Johnny’s moral sup­port has been a big help for An­gelina. In a state­ment re­leased last week, it was re­vealed she’ll con­tinue to re­tain sole cus­tody of their six chil­dren – Mad­dox, 15; Pax, 12; Za­hara, 11; Shiloh, 10 and twins Knox and Vivi­enne, eight.

‘We be­lieve that all sides are com­mit­ted to heal­ing the fam­ily and ask for your con­sid­er­a­tion dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time,’ the state­ment read.

While our source has re­vealed An­gelina is now look­ing for­ward to start­ing her new life in the UK as soon as pos­si­ble, Brad has been granted ‘ther­a­peu­tic vis­its’ to see the kids.

An­gelina will be start­ing her vis­it­ing pro­fes­sor­ship at LSE univer­sity soon, where she’ll be teach­ing a course about war and the im­pact on women. She loves liv­ing in the UK af­ter hav­ing spent time here while Brad filmed 2017 flick World War Z 2.

‘She’s been look­ing in the Rich­mond area, as ev­ery­one knows. She’s hop­ing to be there by next sum­mer. But it all de­pends on get­ting things set­tled with Brad, which she wants to do as soon as pos­si­ble,’ says our in­sider.

We think it’s fair to say An­gelina will be glad to see the back of 2016…

She’s started com­ing out of her shell so­cially

An­gelina fi­nally broke her si­lence

An­gelina and Johnny clicked while film­ing The Tourist

Brad was out on the red car­pet re­cently

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