Are Brad and Ange Back on?

He claims he’s work­ing through his demons and she’s not en­joy­ing sin­gle life…

Now (UK) - - News - Words by Selina May­cock

Get­ting over a break-up isn’t easy at the best of times, let alone when you’re an A-list Hol­ly­wood cou­ple with a 12-year re­la­tion­ship and six chil­dren.

But last week, An­gelina Jolie ap­peared to drop the big­gest hint that she’s con­sid­er­ing giv­ing things an­other go with es­tranged hus­band Brad Pitt – al­most 12 months af­ter she filed for di­vorce – when she ad­mit­ted in an in­ter­view that she hates be­ing sin­gle.

‘I don’t en­joy be­ing sin­gle,’ she said. ‘It’s not some­thing I wanted. There’s noth­ing nice about it. It’s just hard. Maybe it ap­pears I am pulling it all to­gether, but re­ally I am just try­ing to get through my days.’

It comes as the cou­ple’s bi­og­ra­pher Ian Halperin spilled that Brad and Ange had re­cently met up at a friend’s house, where they de­cided to make a fresh

start with a ‘con­scious re­cou­ple’ – the to­tal op­po­site of Gwyneth Pal­trow’s con­scious un­cou­pling from ex Chris Martin. ‘Brad took the first step for­ward, then they col­lapsed into each other’s arms,’ said Ian. ‘There was a lot of tears, noth­ing was left on the ta­ble. They had it out, right there and then... It was a ‘come to Je­sus meet­ing’ that marked the be­gin­ning of a new phase in their re­la­tion­ship.’

Ear­lier this year, Brad pulled out all the stops to win back his wife of two years by un­der­go­ing a se­cret re­hab stint and, as a re­sult, Now pre­vi­ously re­vealed how the di­vorce pro­ceed­ings had halted.

Open­ing up about his bat­tle with al­co­hol, Brad ex­plained: ‘I was booz­ing too much. I could drink a Rus­sian un­der the ta­ble with his own vodka.’

But he con­fessed he ‘didn’t want to live that way any more’ and af­ter tack­ling his demons, he cel­e­brated six months of so­bri­ety.

Speak­ing about his ex­pe­ri­ence, Brad, 53, added: ‘I’m re­ally, re­ally happy to be done with all that. I mean, I stopped ev­ery­thing ex­cept booz­ing when I started my fam­ily. But even this last year, you know — [there were] things I wasn’t deal­ing with.

‘It’s been half a year now, which is bit­ter­sweet. But I’ve got my feel­ings in my fin­ger­tips again.’

And while Brad, who shares chil­dren Mad­dox, 16, Pax, 13, Za­hara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and nine-year-old twins Vivi­enne and Knox with Ange, looked thin­ner and health­ier at the time, he was also tak­ing steps to im­prove his men­tal state.

He said: ‘I just started ther­apy. I love it. I love it. I went through two ther­a­pists to get the right one. For me this pe­riod has re­ally been about look­ing at my weak­nesses and fail­ures and own­ing my side of the street.’

And it ap­pears that all of Brad’s hard work is start­ing to pay off, as not only have the pair reached a tem­po­rary cus­tody agree­ment, but Brad was able to spend some qual­ity time with sev­eral of his chil­dren, with an early Fa­ther’s Day visit in June.

And now An­gelina, 42, is re­port­edly work­ing with Brad to un­dergo in­ten­sive re­hab and spir­i­tual coun­selling ses­sions in a bid to get their re­la­tion­ship back on track.

Come on, guys: if any­body can work it out, you can!

‘I just started ther­apy. I love it. I love it’

Happy days: Back in 2014 at the EE Bri­tish Adademy Film Awards

Happy fam­i­lies? An­gelina and Brad in tran­sit with their brood

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