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?

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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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