Brad Pitt has ‘Been Texting’ Ex-Wife Jennifer Aniston
Brad Pitt and ex Jennifer Aniston have reportedly “been texting” amid his split from wife Angelina Jolie.
The Ocean’s Eleven actor and former Friends star divorced in 2005 after five years of marriage, with Pitt’s chemistry with Jolie in 2005 movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith thought to be part of the reason they split. They started dating shortly after his divorce from Aniston, but now he and Jolie a have split, Pitt has apparently managed to get back in touch with his ex-wife.
According to Us Weekly, Brad tracked down Aniston’s cell phone number through a “tangled web of contacts” so that he could wish her a happy birthday on February 11.
“They started talking once he wished her a happy birthday,” the source added.
But since then, the former couple’s messages are said to have taken a more serious turn, with Pitt apparently confiding in his ex spouse about his feelings as his very public battle with Jolie over their divorce and custody of their six children continues.
“(Brad) has confided in Jen,” the source continued. “Brad told her he’s having a hard time with his split and they exchanged a few texts reminiscing about the past.”
Aniston is now happily married to actor Justin Theroux, who whisked her away on a private jet to spend her birthday and Valentine’s Day in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
And the insider added that Theroux has no qualms over Aniston and Pitt being back in touch.
“Justin is OK with them being friends,” the source concluded. “(He knows) Jen just wants to be nice.”
There has been much speculation over the years about when Pitt’s relationship with Jolie began, and whether it started before he officially split from Aniston.
He admitted during an interview with Rolling Stone in 2008 that he had fallen in love with Jolie while they were shooting Mr. & Mrs. Smith in May, 2004 — seven months before he and Aniston announced their split.
Asked to name his favorite movie that he has starred in, Pitt cited the action thriller, before explaining: “Because you know… six kids. Because I fell in love.”
His remark came after Jolie had previously made a similar revelation in an interview with the New York Times, saying of her children eventually watching the movie: “Not a lot of people get to see a movie where their parents fell in love.”