It’s been half a year since they an­nounced their di­vorce. But as An­gelina and Brad start speak­ing again, she’s the one driv­ing it…

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Can you be­lieve it’s been nearly 200 days since 21 Septem­ber 2016, the day An­gelina Jolie filed for di­vorce from her hus­band Brad Pitt af­ter 11 years to­gether? But while most cou­ples nat­u­rally han­dle a sep­a­ra­tion dif­fer­ently, it seems these two are po­lar op­po­sites when it comes to deal­ing with the fi­nal­i­ties of their di­vorce. Be­cause only one half of Brangelina seems to be flour­ish­ing…

Yep, we’ve seen a lot of Ange re­cently. In the last month, the 41year-old has racked up over 40,000 air miles jet­ting be­tween the US, Cam­bo­dia, the UK and Switzer­land. She’s taken part in TV in­ter­views, launched a new fra­grance for Guer­lain and started her vis­it­ing pro­fes­sor role at the Lon­don School of Eco­nom­ics.

But while Ange has been cen­tre stage, Brad, 53, has stayed mostly off-radar. This week he was spot­ted hol­ing up at an LA art stu­dio, where he’s ap­par­ently spent a lot of time seek­ing respite while work­ing on a se­cret sculp­ture pro­ject.

‘An­gelina’s step­ping up, sign­ing up for movies, trav­el­ling the globe and mend­ing al­liances,’ says a source. ‘She’s fo­cus­ing on jump-start­ing her ca­reer and mov­ing on. But it seems like Brad’s find­ing it harder.’

As Look pre­vi­ously re­ported, Brad and An­gelina were mak­ing good progress with their di­vorce and had even been in touch via texts. But her ex­tended trav­els (in part, said to be a re­ac­tion to Brad’s ru­moured ro­mance with actress Kate Hud­son) are ru­moured to have an­gered him, with their re­la­tion­ship reach­ing break­ing point once again. ‘An­gelina didn’t like the way things were go­ing,’ says our source. ‘Her pri­or­ity is the chil­dren and she doesn’t want an­other woman in­volved in their lives right now. She’s dis­tracted her­self from all the drama by fo­cus­ing on her work.’

As Look pre­vi­ously re­ported, the pair had stopped talk­ing. But they are now back in touch. How­ever, the dis­cus­sions are purely about the chil­dren and di­vorce de­tails. ‘The goal is for the di­vorce to be fi­nal by 18 April, which is the US tax dead­line,’ our source adds. ‘Re­cently, they’ve only had a few very brief chats about the kids, but it’s a good start in the right direc­tion again. Ange has re­alised there’s no point mak­ing an enemy of Brad. She wants them to stop the neg­a­tiv­ity.’

Of course, with Ange trav­el­ling with the chil­dren, Brad hasn’t been pic­tured with them in nearly a month. Our source adds: ‘Six months on, I think the di­vorce is start­ing to sink in for him. He’s been back in touch with sev­eral old friends, which has helped, but he misses the kids and it also doesn’t help that Ange is lov­ing life.’

An­other friend says: ‘Since the split, Ange has been de­ter­mined to throw her­self into ev­ery op­por­tu­nity. She won’t let any­one, es­pe­cially Brad, hold her back. She’s fi­nally turned that cor­ner and re­alised it’s time to em­brace the fu­ture.’

She’s re­alised it’s time to em­brace the fu­ture

Ange has been clock­ing up the air miles with her kids

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