angelina: the man standing between her & brad
One year on from Hollywood’s biggest divorce and we’re still rooting for Brad and Ange to reunite – but could there be someone standing in their way?
When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announced their separation this time last year, we were in denial. This is Brangelina we’re talking about. Fast-forward 12 months and there’s a glimmer of hope. As Look previously reported, they seemed to be getting on well, after what appeared to be a messy divorce battle earlier this year.
So imagine our disappointment when we heard from an exclusive source that there could be someone in the way of the pair rebuilding their relationship.
According to a close source, old pal and fellow actor Johnny Depp – who hit the headlines last week following reports of a financial dispute – is back in Ange’s life and supporting her through the on-going divorce. ‘Johnny and Ange have become pretty close,’ says the insider. ‘He’s spending a lot of time at the family home. They’ve always had huge respect for each other, and now they’ve found themselves in similar situations, Ange really feels as though they’re helping to heal each other.’
While there’s nothing to suggest any romantic developments between 54-year-old Johnny and Ange, 42, they’ve been close mates for a while. Speaking about when he met Angelina for the first time in 2010, Johnny said: ‘When we sat down together, it was kind of instant. We got each other.’ Although Brad, 53, Ange, Johnny and Vanessa Paradis, 44, (Johnny’s ex) used to reportedly go on double dates (Johnny revealed: ‘When we were filming The Tourist, Vanessa and I would often go out with Brad and Angelina’) one person who’s reportedly not so ecstatic about their blossoming friendship is Brad, who’s said to be pretty shocked.
It’s reportedly not the first time Johnny has supported Ange. Shortly after Brad and Angelina’s plan to divorce was announced last September, reports emerged that Ange and Johnny were getting close. According to a source, Brad feels they should be focussing on moving forward as a family.
‘Brad’s been spending
a considerable amount of time with Angelina and she never mentioned this friendship with Johnny was going on,’ says the source. ‘He feels that she at least owed him a bit of warning and an explanation, but Ange doesn’t see it that way. Johnny has brought a lot of stability to her life and she thinks Brad should be supportive of that. She’s made it clear that she’ll never turn Brad’s friendship away and she’ll always be there for him, but she’s drawing a line at him trying to influence her other friendships.’ Brad and Ange have come a long way in 12 months, we just hope they can pull through it and keep on track.
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