The former couple had announced their split two months earlier amid growing rumors of a romance between Brad and his Mr. and Mrs. Smith co-star Angelina Jolie – claims both denied.
But since Brad’s divorce from Angelina in 2016, Brad and Jen, 52, have reportedly grown closer and excited fans are in desperate need of a reunion.
Indeed, they went wild when a mysterious man wearing an outfit very similar to Brad was spotted in the background of one of Jen’s selfies last month.
Taken in her trailer on the set of The Morning Show, the photo was meant to depict the actress and her dog Clyde, but it was the man lying on the floor that got everyone talking.
And celebrity gossip Instagram page Deuxmoi fueled the fires, reporting that she received hot advice that Brad – who is on the set for the new movie, Bullet Train, in the same neighborhood – was hanging out around the set. from The Morning Show.
“So basically the dms from people saying he was hanging around the tms set might just be true given that photo,” the page operator said.
So what’s going on with the pair?
According to Us Weekly magazine, the former spouses met in secret, with a source saying they “had a lot of contact during the lockdown, chatting on the phone and via Zoom, and hanging out every now and then. ”
Their friendship, the insider said according to Gossip Cop, lasted for years after the injury Jen suffered during and after their divorce.
“Brad felt bad about what he put Jen through, but they solved their issues and started from scratch,” the source continued. “The more they talked, the more they realized how much they had missed each other as friends. ”
Plus, while there is a strong spark between the two, neither of them would be willing to act on it and risk damaging the friendship they’ve worked so hard on. But this may not always be the case.
“It’s a never say never situation,” the source said. “Jen and Brad are on totally different wavelengths now, and both agree that everything happens for a reason. It’s shaped where they are today, which is in an exceptionally positive place. ”
Meanwhile, Brad’s mother Jane is reportedly desperate to see them get back together, with a source telling the National Enquirer, “She wanted them to marry again. They all wanted a reboot. ”
Jen once opened up about the true levels of her grief in a now famous 2005 Vanity Fair interview.
Describing how the actress looked like she was ‘stabbed in the heart’ when asked about rumors that Angel was already pregnant – two months before Jen and Brad’s divorce was even finalized – the reporter said Jen cried silently for several minutes, unable to stop the tears rolling down her cheeks before shaking her head, too hurt to respond.
As to whether she believed the gossip that Brad and Angel had a real affair, Jennifer said, “I choose to believe my husband.
“At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised by anything, but I’d much rather believe it.
The reply from friends was that he had wanted to work on whatever he wanted in the life of a single man, and had assured Jen, “This is not another woman. ”
However, the strength of his belief was shaken when the photo surfaced of Brad playing the beloved daddy of Angelina’s adopted son Maddox on the beach in Africa on April 29.
“I would be a robot if I said I didn’t feel moments of anger, pain, embarrassment,” she said. “I just don’t know what happened. There are a lot of things I don’t understand, a lot I don’t know, and probably never will, really.
“I have to think there is a reason why I called this in my life,” she says. “I have to believe it – otherwise it’s just cruel. ”
Brad and Angelina have always denied any romantic involvement while still with Jennifer.
But despite her devastation, Jennifer admitted that she “felt lucky to have lived through” her marriage to Brad.
“I love Brad; I really like. I will love her for the rest of my life. He’s a fantastic man. I don’t regret any of this, and I’m not going to blame myself… It was a beautiful and complicated relationship, ”she said.
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