The couple were married for five years before their split in 2005, when Pitt reportedly fell in love with his Mr and Mrs Smith co-star, Angelina Jolie. After his 2016 breakup from Jolie, it’s believed Pitt became a changed man who has since apologised to Aniston for his role in their marriage breakdown.
“Brad is completely sober now and is in such a different place than he was when they were together,” a source told Entertainment Tonight. “Brad is truly an introspective guy who has worked hard on himself. He has apologised to her for many things he felt were his issues in their relationship. He truly takes ownership for his mistakes and that has changed their relationship with each other today. They both have moved on.
“Right now they just love and adore each other and have been much closer friends since their divorces,” the source added of Pitt and Aniston, who split from her second husband, Justin Theroux, in 2018.
“They have a very mature relationship that has evolved over time because they both have experienced marriages that didn’t work out.”
The exes have come a long way since their divorce. Following their split, Aniston famously said Pitt was missing a “sensitivity chip”, given the way he swiftly moved on with Jolie,
“Brad is not mean-spirited; he would never intentionally try to rub something in my face,” Aniston told Vanity Fair in September 2005, seven months after separating. “In hindsight, I can see him going, ‘Oh, I can see that that was inconsiderate.’ But I know Brad. Brad would say, ‘That’s art!’… There’s a sensitivity chip that’s missing.”
However, after seeing the pair reconnect at the recent SAG awards, it’s clear that what transpired between them was now water under the bridge.
“Brad has grown so much in his life since he and Jen broke up,” said the source.