ANGELINA: HAS SHE MADE A MISTAKE?
Following their dramatic (and very public) split, are Brangelina about to reconcile?
Once upon a time, a young Angelina Jolie spoke affectionately about Brad Pitt. She called him ‘the best man’, the ‘best father’ and referred to him as ‘the closest person to me’. Fast-forward almost a decade and after a romance that seemed so strong, the pair split and are the midst of a dramatic divorce. But are they really over for good? According to our sources, the pair are back in touch and now Angelina’s having some major regrets.
‘Angelina’s had to be strong for the kids, but in the past two weeks she’s broken her self-imposed vow not to talk to Brad and they’ve been in touch through text,’ says our source. ‘She’s being really strong, but she’s been thinking about their split a lot and wondering if she was hasty.’
In fact, we’re told that while the two have been texting things have thawed so much they’re even planning a reunion next month.
On top of that, the couple’s children constantly talk about Brad, 53, and ask when they can see him more. It’s all built up to Angelina, 41, wanting to reach out to him.
‘Angelina misses him and the bond they used to share,’ says our source. ‘She’s pining for the love that they had in the early days of their romance. She’s starting to rethink things and she’s wondering if she made a mistake.’
The pair ended their relationship in September 2016 with Angelina citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ as her reason for filing for divorce. At the time, Ange’s statement (read by her lawyer) revealed she was doing it for ‘the health of the family’ – something Brad, understandably, took very personally.
Last week, the actress broke her five-month silence for the first time with a string of emotional television interviews. But it was in an appearance with the BBC that she revealed some real home truths.
‘It was a very difficult time and we’re a family – and we’ll get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it,’ said Ange.
‘My focus is my children – our children – and my focus is finding this way through. As I said, we are and forever will be a family. That’s how I’m coping. I’m coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer.’
As well as those admissions, Angelina’s views about her ex seemed to have come full circle. In a separate interview with Good Morning America, the actress called Brad ‘a wonderful father’.
‘She’s had a huge change of heart after everything that’s happened,’ says our source. ‘Brad’s stepped up and it’s made her reconsider everything she felt so sure about previously.’
But it doesn’t mean they’re getting back together yet. According to our insiders, the fact that they’re talking at all is a huge step in the right direction.
‘Angelina insists she won’t be jumping back into a relationship with Brad,’ adds another source. ‘She knows the first step is to meet him and they need to move on together and put the kids first. For Brad, it’s the first glimmer of hope from her.’
‘I don’t know what the future has in store for us,’ Ange has said previously. We think there's plenty more drama to come from these two.
Ange misses Brad and the bond they used to share
Angelina dotes on her and Brad’s children
She opened her heart in the TV interviews
Is there a glimmer of hope for Brad?