Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston ‘have been getting close’ in the wake of his split with Jolie

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As I predicted on Grammy Night, the Brad Pitt-Jennifer Aniston reunion would be a much bigger story than anything that happened at the Grammys. I was right – people were WAY more interested in gossiping about a couple who divorced 14 years ago. Us Weekly’s editors must have had an earthshattering Big O when they got confirmation that Brad attended Jennifer’s big 50th birthday party at the Sunset Tower. Finally, some vintage-yet-modern gossip that we can all enjoy. Us Weekly made this sh-t their COVER STORY. Amazing.

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston reunited on Saturday, February 9, when he attended her star-studded 50th birthday bash at the Sunset Tower Hotel. Nearly 14 years after their headline-making split, the exes embraced in front of many of Aniston’s friends and loved ones.

“Brad seemed very hesitant [at first] — all eyes were on him,” an eyewitness reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. But soon enough, he got comfortable at the party attended by stars including George and Amal Clooney, Kate Hudson, Sandra Bullock, Robert Downey Jr., Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow (another Brad ex!), Barbra Streisand, Jon Hamm, Katy Perry, Demi Moore and Aniston’s ex John Mayer.

Sources tell Us the former power couple have been getting close in the wake of Brad’s 2016 split from Angelina Jolie — with whom he famously fell in love with while still wed to Aniston — and Jen’s 2017 breakup from second husband Justin Theroux. “Brad wanted to support and celebrate Jen by attending her birthday party,” explains an insider.

The May 2016 death of Jen’s mom, former model Nancy Dow, was the catalyst for a reunion. “Brad contacted Jen after her mom died, and she was touched that he knew what a difficult time it was,” says an insider.

[From Us Weekly]

I’m still struck by the same thing as before: this is a good story for both Jennifer and Brad, and they’re both going to play along, regardless of the real state of their relationship. Like, I think they probably are somewhat friendly, especially since Angelina Jolie dumped him. They went from checking in on each other every few months to checking up with each other more frequently. I don’t buy that it’s anything more than that… yet. But both Jen and Brad are happy to let people think that it could be more. Personally, I think Brad needs this more than Jen, but what do I know.

A source also told People Magazine this week: “Brad and Jen have a very civil relationship. He would not have been asked to come [to her party] if that weren’t the case. It was a big night for Jen.” CIVIL.



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  1. Mabs A'Mabbin says:


    • whatWHAT? says:

      I’ll see your “stop” and raise you a “STAAAAAAHHHHP”.

      I have no doubt they’re civil to each other, friendly even. but a big NO NO NO on the getting back together.

      and Angie furious? as if she thinks about either of them, outside of her custody issues with her ex.

      but I’ll have a good laugh over the coming tab headlines, that’s for sure.

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        I almost typed stahp too. Earlier this week I was on the phone with my doc, and I caught myself delivering some serious vocal fry. WTF? That is sooooooo not guud. I’m dialing back some emotion lmao.

      • lily says:

        ‘Over the coming tab headlines? When have they ever stopped? Lol The bloids have been trying to make a reunion happen for the last 14 yrs, to the point they constantly wrote about fake reunions they expected us to believe. From Oscars 2009 (The Showdown!) to various Toronto Film Festivals, and assorted. Tabs would say they talked, communicated and got together all the time, now they have to suddenly tell the truth otherwise what’s the big deal? Too funny.

        My guess is Brad has hooked back up with CAA and Jennifer ‘ Huvane machine, the same one that made her formerly unknown edge ex, a known quantity with a career. They work magic. Brad was with them before Angelina, and now I guess he needs them more than ever to rehab (pardon the pun) his image.

        So what happened to that other Huvane client Chelsea Handler? I heard their contract ended, which is why she no longer goes around calling Angelina a C U Next Tuesday on Jen’s behalf. It was an open secret Huvane (Aniston’s longtime bestie and personal PR flack) took Handler on just for that purpose, so Aniston wouldn’t get her hands dirty.

        The fact that Brad Pitt would even think about going somewhere/anywhere where’d he’d be schmoozing with foul meangirls who attacked his children’s mother for the rags on the regular, just makes him look even more pathetic.

      • BchyYogi says:

        YEah, her 50th was a “look i’m hirable in Hollywood, I bear no grudges” thing…. Sure ’twas a party, and sure she gives noF’s, but still….One would gather she’s over the high profile/drunk/abuser/cheater…but then again she actually dated John Mayer….eeeecccchhhh…..

      • LoonyTunes says:

        Is Lily the name for Maya? Eerily similar rants.

      • Teabag says:

        LooneyTunes, not Maya but very, very similar to Citney / Citney Anise.

    • 90sgirl says:

      They both look great on the cover, but No way are they reuniting at all.

      • lily says:

        Seriously? I think they look awful. Just so ordinary, less than ordinary and having very bad hair days. I expected Aniston to look, well like she looks. But Pitt and she are finally at long last equal in the face department.

  2. L84Tea says:

    Welp, that didn’t take long!

  3. Bryn says:

    Him going to her bday party is going to give the tabloids literally ten more years of bullsh!t stories. Highly doubt they are true

  4. Kitten says:

    And so it begins….

    • Clare says:

      Right? This is the roll out Brad’s been waiting for after Dr Oxman and Charlize both shut him down. LOL

      I actually feel like, at this point, this is beneath her.

      • Maya says:

        Jennifer will never shut this down as she is equally desperate for PR as Brad.

      • Lady D says:

        So far beneath her.

      • Kitten says:

        I think we’ve found a much better use for the #WalkAway hashtag 😉

      • Yvette says:

        Yet … Jennifer is the one who invited Brad to her party. He would not have been there otherwise so how is this on him? She knew what she was doing. Not enough PR traction after the breakup of her non-marriage to Justin.

      • lily says:

        Beneath her? This has been her career for 14 yrs, i.e., tabloid Jen Aniston, whose fanbase prays, chants and light candles that she’ll get spectacular revenge on Angelina the villainous she-devil — they don’t care if Jen is 50, 60, or 75– they dont care if Brad’s a cornhusk rolled in weed and soaked in vodka and steroids, or that Angelina bounced and gave him whiplash in the process…they’ll take it, and make like it’s 1998 all over again. Lmao

        By the way, that cover pic of them both, but especially Jen, is egad-AWFUL. Why’d they use that? This is one of those covers Aniston used to have Huvane call up an read the rag or mag, a riot act over. Not because of the story, who cares?! But the pic. She looks like Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie!

  5. SarahLee says:

    I bet she’s pregnant too!

    • Capepopsie says:

      😂 With tripletts probably! 😂

      • whatWHAT? says:

        oh oh oh, let me play, too!

        and she and Pitt are going to fight for full custody of all of the Jolie-Pitt kids so he can have all 9 under one roof.

        this is fun, who’s next? 🙂

      • SarahLee says:

        Jen and Brad ready to welcome their miracle babies!

    • Monicack says:

      Ooh ooh. She’s pregnant with twins she conceived in Cabo.

    • FC says:

      I have to admit… I want this SO BAD. Real or fake, this vintage gossip is good for all of our wellbeings after the last couple spectacularly shitty years. I don’t especially care about either of them, but it’s a nice break from 24/7 Trump news and the War on Meghan.

      • matahari33 says:

        girl, same.

      • SJR says:

        Yup. I’m all in. Let’s bring back the 80’s! Even if it’s all made up, I dont care at all.
        I’ve got $50 if someone can get Eddie Van Halen to say “David Lee Roth is rock and roll’s greatest front man ever! HE made us famous.”
        Why not? If folks want to play Back to the 80’s so we can try to pretend now/Trump never happened, I am in. 🙂 Daaaaave!

  6. Jenns says:

    I see these two are back on their PR bullsh*t again.

    • Lboogi says:

      Exactly! We know Brad is in dire need of some favorable press, and Jennifer could use the attention. Also a chance to change the narrative of Jennifer “not being able to keep a man”,and the ultimate revenge against Angie…. yeah I see a “romantic” rekindling soon. They’re prolly in contract negotiations now lol

  7. Nato84 says:

    Not a good look for her at all. Leave him in the past where he belongs.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree. I’m not surprised he’s leaning into this, he’s desperate for good PR and romance rumors. I don’t get why she would want this though. It’d be nice if she publicly shut it down like Charlize did, but I guess that’s not happening.

    • TK says:

      I also totally agree! It makes her look like a sad doormat imo. Forget this guy who hurt you! Being ‘chill’ with him isn’t winning. Try saying that over at dlisted though wow! Learned there’s a lot of Aniston obsession over there the hard way!

  8. cee says:

    He knew exactly what was ging to happen and he is enjoying it. He needs a positive story and he got it. As for Angie. I don’t believe she cares except for the kids having to get hollerd quesrions by the paps about him and former ex. I really hate Brad right now. Free Angie should be a bigger hashtag.

  9. Busyann says:

    I think this is hilarious, but this will fade away soon.

  10. Originaltessa says:

    Crazier things have happened. I think it’s be easy for Brad to go back to the easy breezy stressless life of Jen. He got bored by her in his 40’s, but perhaps getting into older age it’s exactky what he wants. Now Jen? She should not go down that road.

    • Stewardess says:

      You realise he has 6 kids right? No more easy breezy because that’s how he lost them in the first place.

      • Originaltessa says:

        Yes, he does. And they’re growing up and in the two years since the split, I’m not even sure he’s seen them more than a handful of times, and I don’t think he’s seen the older boys at all. His life, like it or not, is not part of that family full time anymore. That’s not what Angelina wants seemingly. He can and should move on. Not necessarily with Jen, that’s just tabloid gossip, but with somebody.

    • Stewardess says:

      So a father of 6 should have an easy breezy life because life goes on. Those kids need him to put his sh*t together instead of partying. He’s not Leo. Angelina is not the only parent.

      • Originaltessa says:

        Omg, you’re taking the easy breezy Jen comment way too seriously. Relax

      • Booie says:

        @stewardess: in an ideal situation he would get it together but it doesn’t seem like he’s tried very hard to change. Many strong individuals have been raised by a single parent for various circumstances (which includes the other parent walking out or not being a healthy influence in their lives) and they’ve turned out fine. If he can’t get it together and the kids don’t feel like they can have a peace of mind around him, why impose it? They are at three years of therapy now. Forcing a helpless situation may just cause more frustration and strain on everyone.

  11. Stewardess says:

    How is this benefiting him more? He’s a bigger celebrity than her.

    • lucy2 says:

      He’s had nothing but bad press for 2+ years, a very nasty divorce, had to admit to substance abuse, and was investigated for abusing his children. His last two attempts to start romance rumors fell flat. The past few movies he’s done have been weak.
      He may be a bigger star, but he soooooo needs this more than she does.

    • 90sgirl says:

      Love Brad, wish him the best.

    • Sidewithkids says:

      You need to pay attention. No he can’t get any A-lister. Have you not seen this man. He is not that handsome anymore w/o wearing a ton of makeup and he’s 55, no one really cares about him like that. Plus his movies are sh— now. This Ad Astra is horrible and I think that QT movie’s gonna be bad too since it’s bloated w/ stars.

  12. LW says:

    Instead of getting all bent out of shape about it I think I’ll enjoy it for the vintage feeling awesome gossip fodder that it is. Not annoying “twitter shade” or whatever counts for gossip now. This is good stuff and I’m totally here for the fun! 🙂

    • Kitten says:

      Same. And I’m enjoying the vintage Brad photos myself. He was so smoking hot back then. Sigh.

      • Myrtle says:

        Agreed. I actually liked them as a couple better than The Brange. I remember being excited for Mr. And Mrs Smith, the movie, but oh so disappointed when Angelina got with Brad. I always thought he was beneath her somehow. Not as deep, I guess. I thought Angelina could have done better.

      • Christin says:

        He should want this for that reason alone. Those days definitely were his peak.

        He did that vintage-vibe magazine photo cover with Angelina. Now he and Jen can cover AARP’s magazine. They pursue anyone close to 50 to join.

    • Myrtle says:

      @Christin: Genius!

      This reunion might be Brad’s best, if not only option for saving face, right?

      It also give Angie an out—”he never really loved me, he couldn’t—his heart always belonged to her. I thought it was real…I trusted him… we did our best… *cue violins*

      • lily says:

        That might make sense if he hadn’t already told people marrying her on the rebound from Paltrow and the Miramar machine’s assault was a mistake. If he hadn’t already said they were friends who didn’t have much in common, and that he was bored and not growing as a person.

        It would also make sense if she already hadn’t told W mag way before they split that he wasn’t even the love of HER life.

        I think when they got together in the late 90s after Goop broke his heart, it gave average pwomen hope that they too could get a hot guy without having a perfect face. They hung their hat on them defying the odds, and when Brad fell for stunning beautiful oscar winner Angie after they split, they never forgave him for ruining that dream, and they’ve been rooting for her destruction and Jen’s comeuppance ever since.

        It’s been 15 yrs and emotions are still so strong, that they will once again take this latest bit of news and hang the moon.

      • Teabag says:

        Lily (Citney reincarnated), you sound obsessed.

      • lily says:

        Citney? Um ok. Whatever.

        At what point do you take a good hard look in the mirror and ask yourself why you’re lashing out at people on a gossip msg board called cele*bitchy* for discussing bitchy gossip and tabloid stories just like you’ve done for years?

        You could say we’re all obsessed with gossip which is why we’re here.

        Question is, why does someone (like me) relaying what I’ve read in rags and mags over the years about certain celebs {{{trigger}}} you, while with others you’re just fine with the pile on?

        Just admit you’re an Uber fan of Brad or Jen and shelve the bizarro personal attacks on people schlinging gossip. It’s what we do here dear. Lol

      • lily says:

        @teabag but why are you attacking me, and referring to me as someone else? That’s bizarro behavior for sure. I’m just sharing gossip (what we do here, duh), while you’re attacking me for it.

        So who’s really unhinged. Lol

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “It’s been 15 yrs and emotions are still so strong”

        ahem. you can say that again.

      • Teabag says:

        Citney is an Angie stan who doesn’t seem to frequent CB anymore and you remind me of her! No offence and take it easy. I agree this is all just gossip but you seem to be quite into it. FYI, I’m not a fan of any of the three but have moments of liking all three if that makes sense.

  13. Tiffany says:

    Not happening. Angelina’s ex is a father of six and that is the average number of margaritas Jennifer enjoys on her vacay.

    And, the joke Jen made about a couple of the kids in a interview…yeah, I have not.

    • Jadedone says:

      Only 6 margaritas on a vacation? I drink 6 a day on vacation while living my best life

    • Original T.C. says:

      I ship it, hard. He and ‘Poor Jen (trade Mark)’ can get back together and be tabloid darling to booster up his self esteem. Then he can stop fighting Angie and bad mouthing her to look good in the press. The kids can move on with their lives and Brad can visit ocassionally for a birthday party pic. Jen can do a Peoplemag spread on how she won Herman back. Win, win.

  14. Mrs. Peel says:

    Forget Brad, Jenn and Jon Hamm would be great for gossip.

    • original_kellybean says:

      As soon as I saw his name, I thought that too. Get with Hamm, Jen!

    • Paisley says:

      Yes! First time I heard Jon Hamm attended. Wonder if he brought anyone?

      • mx says:

        There’s a video of Hamm on the way out of the party chatting w/ Gwyneth Paltrow and it didn’t look like anyone else was with him (I think GP was w/ Derek Blasberg who was in line ahead of them).

    • Darla says:

      Yep. They would be a great, buzzy couple. I would love to see that.

  15. deezee says:

    They both like to play the same games with the media. Although highly unlikely, it wouldn’t surprise me if they did give it another go. Yes he had an affair but it seems like she has moved on for it. And it seems like a big sticking point in their demise was his desire to have kids so now that he has them, maybe their lifestyles match up again? Who knows but I’m sure they will ride this out for a while.

  16. minx says:

    Oh dear god, it’s 2005 all over again.
    At least Trump wouldn’t be president.

    • Maya says:

      In Brad & Jennifer’s Heads it is 2005 again.

      The rest of the real world moved on a long time ago.

      Brad went back to the one woman who would play the PR game with him.

      • Linda says:

        Going by the reaction to his presence at her party, it appears the rest of the world have not moved on. Grabbing my popcorn, this is going to be a fun ride.

      • Maya says:

        Other than the usual gossip sites, I am not seeing any interest.

        But I am curious to see how far Jennifer will go with this.

      • Sidewithkids says:

        When her show come out. Lol. I don’t know why people act like JA doesn’t play the PR game. She does, that left wife poor act was just that. Also, that marriage to JT was that too. People keep saying he used her but she used him too, to stay in the tabloids in some kind of way, as soon as his show was over on HBO, they were done. Coincidence, I don’t think so.

    • CA Family Code says:

      Showing up to a huge party of a milestone birthday as a face in the crowd is far from them being close. This story is a stretch. He must live in a lonely world if he turns to his former spouse, with whom he has no children, who he only knew for 7 or 8 years, as a close ally and friend. But, they WERE close. I contradict myself when I say that I turn to my ex when I need someone to talk to because I’ve known him my whole life, we have children and I consider him family.

  17. girl_ninja says:

    Of course they are. Goodness.

  18. Anna nuttall says:

    Bennifer part 3.

  19. Jadedone says:

    I hope they get back together because it would be so good for gossip lovers.

    • Maya says:

      If Brad ever loved his children, he would never ever get back together with Jennifer.

      You know, the woman who attacked their mother and who had friends attack them wit racist slurs….

      But then again, Brad has showed us these last few years that he doesn’t give a damn about his children..

      • Jadedone says:

        @maya have a lil fun, this celebrity gossip not people you actually know.

      • Elaine says:

        We get it maya 🙄

      • Bebe says:

        I thought you were getting some sort of job that meant you would be able to post anymore?

      • whatWHAT? says:

        when did Aniston “attack” Jolie?

        other than the “uncool” comment (which wasn’t really an “attack”), what did she say that was so terrible?

      • Nev says:

        oh geez.

      • Jenn says:

        @whatWHAT? Chelsea Handler made some pretty disgusting comments about the Jolie-Pitts, presumably out of a misguided loyalty to (then-friend?) Aniston.

        I don’t personally buy the narrative that Aniston sicced Handler on them; Handler strikes me a hanger-on who enjoys celebrity gossip and drama just as much as all us plebs without talk shows. I get the impression that “Chelsea Lately” was a fun “wine friend”/”yes-woman” to hang out with for about ten minutes — one of those toxic people you eventually ghost-out on because they’re too vindictive to break up with. Just my read.

      • Maya says:

        if we condemn people who stand by Trump’s racist comments then we can condemn Jennifer for standing by Chelsea.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        @Jenn – Yes, Handler made some nasty comments- no argument there. I was asking about how Aniston “attacked” Jolie, which is what Maya said.

        I also don’t buy the narrative that Aniston had anything to do with the things that Handler said about Jolie. and I fully agree with your summation of Handler and their “friendship”. as we’ve seen, they don’t hang around together much these days.

        and Maya, you said that Aniston “attacked” Jolie. she did not. I, frankly, don’t know why anyone would be friends/friendly with Chelsea Handler. I don’t find her funny and I think she’s mean. I didn’t like that Aniston seemed to be friendly with her, but she doesn’t seem to be anymore, so I wouldn’t say that she’s “standing by” Handler at all. false equivalence.

  20. PhillyGal says:

    This story would have been written whether or not Brad and/or Jennifer had anything to do with it. Now the tabloids have months and months of additional fake stories they can write and publish.

    • sophie says:

      Exactly. Plus I feel that this was just the right time for the two of them to be in the same room together. It would have been big news whatever the situation. This way it shows that they met, said hello and each went their separate ways so that in the future it won’t be such a big deal. Got the speculation out of the way so now it is no big deal if they are both at the same function in the future.

    • Jegede says:


      It’s only here I keep reading Pitt and Aniston are apparently HW has-beens and are now colluding with gossip rags to garner any kind of attention.

      Can’t wait for what the narrative will be when Once Upon A Time promo starts.😶

    • lily says:

      Exactly Phillygal.

      If there was ever a reason NOT to make a public showing of a party you don’t really need to be at, it’s this one.

      Why would Brad Pitt subject his kids to months and months and months of stupid misogynistic smears on their mother courtesy the bitter Betty rags and bloids who’ve wanted her destruction for a decade and a half??

      ..and Babs Streisand, you’re getting desperate too. Jennifer Aniston once cringed in disgust when a reporter told her she looked like Barbara Streisand. I love Barbara so much, that became the official day I started loathing Jennifer on her behalf and now she’s partying with the lame that slammed her. Bigger person than me grrrrl. Lol

      • Carol says:

        “Why would Brad Pitt subject his kids to months and months and months of stupid misogynistic smears on their mother courtesy the bitter Betty rags and bloids who’ve wanted her destruction for a decade and a half??”

        Could it be that he’s a scorned man who’s spiteful and mean because she left him? Really, he’s the only one who could leave them in previous relationships. That he would use any means, even their kids, to hurt her? I believe that. On top of using the kids to hurt her, he also wants attention for this faux romance to keep him in the news. Dude is pathetic. ’nuff said.

        As for Streisand, she is like all of them HW fake ass people, once they are past their prime, they crave the attention so anything to give them that they are willingly ignoring the past. Most of them do. This is nothing compared to some of them who were willing to let everything slide as long as they could continue to work in the industry, i.e Pitt continued working with Weinstein after being told about his ex fiancé Goop being assaulted by Weinstein.

  21. tempest prognosticator says:

    She should shut this down. Pronto. It makes her look like a doormat. As for Brad, this will not rehab your image, dude.

    • Stewardess says:

      Please. She lives for this.

      • Lady D says:

        I really hope she has grown and moved past this crapshoot. I guess we’ll see.

      • tempest prognosticator says:

        Based on the poor Jen narrative she, herself, encouraged I am inclined to agree with you. I just don’t get why she’d tolerate the ‘getting back together’ gossip after she spent so many years garnering sympathy for how Brad ‘did her wrong.’ It’s a baaaad look.

    • Teabag says:

      I agree with you. I like Jen and have moments of liking Jolie too, despite all her flaws, but am not a big fan of any of the three and consider myself objective. She looks dumb to have made a big deal out of all this. I get the impression she still thinks Pitt was the love of her life. She needs to just shut this stuff down.

  22. LolaB says:

    Keith Urban would cut a bitch for that see-through white button-down.

  23. Olive says:

    it’s interesting that justin theroux has completely dropped off her narrative – we keep hearing about brad’s split with angelina, but NOTHING about jen’s split. the press is acting like she’s been single ever since brad left and like she also doesn’t have a recent ex.

    • Lowrider says:

      Justin was a convenience for Jen. Someone to have on her arm so the media would stop reporting that she was some lonely spinster. Thy never married, it was just a charade.

    • Kebbie says:

      Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Jennifer Aniston are all megastars. Justin Theroux is nobody, nobody cares to hear about him. Plus, their split wasn’t contentious. He tried to keep it in the headlines and she went completely silent, probably because she knew he’d eventually just fade away and no one would care about him. And that’s exactly what happened.

      • lily says:

        Actually @Kebbie, I think Aniston miscalculated. I was in Walgreens two days ago and who was on the cover of a rag together? Angelina and Justin, having a romance. Lmao. Maybe that’s why Aniston and Pitt staged a reunion. Lolol

        Plus, Theroux is in an Oscar nominated film or critically acclaimed (On The Basis of Sex) which is more than I can say for Aniston. She and Huvane did their job at making him into a name so well, he’s actually got a bona-fide fairly happening career. He has the career Aniston’s wanted for years. Hilarious.

        Huvane should’ve pulled back not done his job so well. I think Justin will be around for quite some time.

  24. Well isn’t this headline shocking🙄…They’re both getting what they wanted to…let it be 2005 again😪….

    • Booie says:

      Unfortunately, the current generation has no desire to live in 2005. There’s no reversing the clock.

  25. Lowrider says:

    It’s happening……

  26. Canber says:

    US Weekly is owned by American Media Inc, of the National Inquirer fame. You know, that honorable publication which engages in blackmail and agitprop for dictators.

    This place should refrain in reverberating a story coming from them, especially since it was concocted in a toilet anyway.

  27. Millenial says:

    Well, if nothing else, I’m enjoying the vintage photos of these two. He was so pretty… in a 90’s way.

  28. MS says:

    Jennifer was right he really is ‘missing a sensitivity chip’. He knew how this would play out & the media coverage of all of them again. I feel bad for the kids, i hope they spoke to them about the future & new relationships & heard from both their parents & not the tabloid media or paparazzi shouting things at them. It’s such a confusing time for them. Divorce is always hard, but in the public eye…… it’s brutal!

  29. CA Family Code says:

    A thought…perhaps his missing sensitivity chip helped push Jolie over the edge. Him contacting Aniston in May 2016 was pretty close to the demise of Brangelina. Perhaps it was one of the straws if not the last straw. Also – I’m glad Pitt finally looks like a dad with six kids. He’s looking haggard these days. He has had to eat crow and learn a lot of lessons of late. Maybe one of the lessons is that he is no golden boy and family always comes first.

  30. anp says:

    I still believe there are Real men that are celebrities who do not try to hurt their wives or children by using the media. Question when has pitt ever stopped a negative rumor about his family?

    • Kebbie says:

      The only way to deal with tabloids when you are that famous is how the royals do it – never complain, never explain. Engaging just stokes the fire, as we’ve seen recently with Meghan fighting back.

  31. DS9 says:

    There is no way in the world I’d want anyone to think I was the type of woman to get back together with the man who left me to go raise six babies with someone else just because I wasn’t yet ready to have one and then spent that whole relationship talking about how much our marriage sucked.

    Never no never

    Not for any amount of publicity.

    I’d rather marry a Jonas 8 times on 6 continents.

  32. DS9 says:

    And history aside, what the hell kind of woman is even remotely interested in dating a man who has yet to meaningfully repair his relationship with his six resentful kids?

    The eff you say?

    The only three places he should be away any given time is with his kids and their supervisor, the set, or a therapist’s office.

    I would never date a dude who is still under court ordered supervision in his custody case

  33. Christin says:

    For me, the even more ridiculous guest to invite was Mayer.

  34. I don’t think this is a great look for Jen, I kind of hope she comes out and denies that anything is going on. Just shut this whole thing down now.

    On another note I’ve been binge watching old episodes of Friends lately. JA is great in it, I find her a very funny and talented actress.

  35. bitchyarchitect says:

    what little respect I have for her will completely evaporate if she welcomes him back. Seriously ? After the way he treated her over the years, after the way he got wasted and threatened his own effing wife and children, I would think she is thanking her lucky stars that he’s no longer in her life…

    • Kebbie says:

      Lol I think you’re the only person who thinks them getting back together is actually a possibility

    • Karen says:

      Please explain how he ‘treated her over the years’? Pitt never made one comment about Aniston when she spent almost 10 years making passive-aggressive jibes at Pitt, Jolie and their children and used his name in the media when promoting her movies. Why is it that people seem to gloss over all the vindictive things Aniston has said and done, and the fact that Pitt has never dignified any nor answered back?

  36. Carol says:

    Why do people think this is not a good look for either of them? C’mon, they are both on a decline in their stardom, him definitely ever since his nasty split from Jolie and her only acting jobs she can find is in an ensemble or on Netflix. They both desperately need something to keep them in the limelight. HW is a pickle place to be in where if people don’t remember or talk about you then you are pretty much out of business. They need to be relevant so what is better then to create news. If you don’t make news you go out and create it. It’s a win win situation for both. Neither of them is beneath the other. Each can bring something to the table. He can get her back into the A-list parties/job opportunities especially with his production company while she definitely bring him back into the arms of minivan crowd. Never mind that he abused his children in the first place.

    They may not get back together since “they had been there and done that” and decide once is enough but both crave the attention and will ride this one out for however long it takes.

    And for those who said he can get any A-listed actress to play PR games but it’s not true though. Not much is available to him at the moment, especially if they are in their 30’s or 40’s. Charlize didn’t take the bait and Halle or Sandra are single but dating someone. Unless he’s willing to tarnish his good ole golden boy image and hook up with someone in their 20’s then ain’t much fish to catch at this time.

    As for his poor kids , they will be fine in the long run. Their mom is a strong woman just like her mom before that. She will raise them to be strong, independent people and to live to their fullest life being true to themselves. Unlike their deadbeat daddy who is a pretender, who is living a life constantly looking for ways to fill an empty void within himself. Never know true happiness for the rest of his life.

    • Kebbie says:

      Sandra’s guy has been wearing a wedding band on his ring finger for a while now

    • Brandy Alexander says:

      “He can get her back into the A-list parties/job opportunities especially with his production company while she definitely bring him back into the arms of minivan crowd.”

      Uh… What? Did you even see the guest list that showed at her birthday party? She’s not having trouble getting into any A-list function, and she doesn’t seem to be hurting for work either.

      • DS9 says:

        Didn’t she produce Dumplin?

      • Carol says:

        Personally I think most of them were there to be seen and to see each other for networking, just like Pitt was. He wanted to get back into the fold of HW now that he’d split from Jolie. Together they were the powerhouse as IT couple and he didn’t need as much networking as he does now. Roles came to him left and right cause he’s the standard of greatness: family guy, upstanding husband/father, great charity work blah blah.. That all fell apart when Jolie kicked him to the curb.

        As for Aniston, for the past few years, her movies were mostly in an ensemble and that’s only way she could get roles. Only last year or so that she was able to get a co-lead starring role in Dumplin but it’s from Netflix and not from a major studio. By herself, she can’t carry a major film. She doesn’t have the chops for it.

    • Teabag says:

      Her netflix series are a big deal. Jen Aniston won’t have problems getting jobs. She has more to lose than Pitt in this latest PR round. She should shut the rumours down and set out some boundaries. Being friends is fine and inviting him was fine; it all looked good for her, like she is a generous soul (which she probably is); now set the boundaries in terms of gossip about getting back with him.

  37. DS9 says:

    Neither needs the other’s help to stay in the spotlight.

    Brad could go to on a pap stroll with one of the kids who isn’t legally allowed to refuse to see him and be on the cover of every magazine tomorrow.

    Jennifer can get on the cover of any women’s magazine and blather about the ocean if she wants attention.

    As for dating prospects, there are plenty of 30ish, 40ish actresses out there or he could pick a nobody and try that Neri thing again with someone else.

    Brad needs Jennifer far more than she needs him.

  38. Carol says:

    Who to say he can get any of the kids to go out with him willingly? The older teens don’t care to either by choice or because they are busy with their own friends and the twins are scared of the paps without clinging to someone’s hands so unless he force them they won’t. Have we seen him holding on to any of the kid’s hands in the last few years?? I don’t think so. They may have to go out with him a time or two but they are not going to do it willingly by a long stretch of imagination, especially seeing the way he treated their mother and siblings. And, if he does do the pap stroll setups with the kids, he now can’t claim that he values his time with his kids in private unlike his ex who likes to parade the kids in public. This won’t run for long if the kids refuse to do it. The end game for him is to keep the narrative of will they or will they not getting back together for as long as he can. No, he needs weeks if not months of a willingly partner in this PR game.

    Aniston can get on certain less prestige type of magazines but no VF after she labeled them as tabloids a few years back. And folks will be bored to dead after she keeps on harping about hair/skin solutions and being single is fabulous. Sales will decline and publishers certainly won’t invite her back.

    Sure there are plenty of 30’s and 40’s single actresses but are they considered A-listers? His gigantic ego won’t allow him to be with some lesser women. If they are not from the industry, they better be as smart and out of this world as Dr Neri Oxman or he will just bang them on dl.

  39. Jenn says:

    Do you remember that post-9/11 Onion headline, “A Shattered Nation Longs To Care About Stupid Bulls*** Again”? It was really cathartic back when it was published, but I see shades of it again here. Brad and Jen were married in 2000 (!) — another era, practically. People LOVE this story, presumably because it feels like a return to an idyllic time before Katrina, employment bubbles, school shootings as the new normal, and a president who literally can’t read.

    As for Pitt attending Aniston’s party, I’m gonna level: That man probably needs friends right now. You get out of a really long relationship, you wake up the next day, and you’re like “oh my god I alienated EVERYBODY.” He went to the party to reconnect with all his old friends — friendships Aniston has scrupulously maintained and cultivated over the past 15 years and he has not. It was… compassionate of her to let him come to it.

  40. DS9 says:

    If people were gonna get bored of Jennifer’s best attainable becky routine, she’d have gone away a long time ago. I’m not certain your comments reflect the reality of Jennifer Aniston’s enduring popularity.

    It may be what they both fear but the truth is they are both permanent celebrities. Brad is a legit movie star and always will be and Jennifer is a pop culture icon. Her popularity will endure as long as white women continue to relate to her.

    • Carol says:

      Aniston’s enduring popularity?? Like they know who she was from Friends? I beg to differ. Nope. Unless the younger populations are watching the reruns on Netflix. They don’t even know that classic show Seinfeld’s is let alone Friends. She doesn’t make money for studios to offer her a Lead role in any major budget films. Her movies only make $$$ if she’s in a great ensemble. Her magazines only sell partly due to the support of the minivan crowd, if that, who’s in the same age as her and that’s it. But that’s not enough to keep the publishers to offer her the covers as frequently as when she has a new love interest. And Pitt definitely will keep that angle going for months to come.

      Pitt is on the decline whether his stans believe it or not. Why do you think he try so hard to make all these faux romances happening? He wants positive press and to keep him relevant in the news. Relevant=jobs. When he’s with Jolie, they made news by just attending some type of functions so now without the added powerhouse, you betcha he’s going to need help in that capacity if his movies alone can’t generate as much news as it used to be.

      • Guest says:

        Yes, the younger population is watching Friends. Reruns on tv and then there’s Netflix. My 19 year twins (and their friends) love Friends and JA is one their favorite on the show. I’ve never been a big JA fan and I could never understand why she was most popular. Oh my ex used to watch Friends and JA was his fav.

      • Kebbie says:

        Her ex was at her birthday party and it made headlines everywhere and is on the cover of tabloids. That is enduring popularity, whether you like it or not.

      • Karen says:

        Kebbie, ‘enduring popularity’ or simply curiousity/’enduring gossip’? Lindsay Lohan, the Kardashians, Britney Spears etc all make headlines. It doesn’t mean they’re popular. It means they’re gossip fixtures, that’s all.

      • Anonymous says:

        Carol you are taking this far too seriously. Step away from Celebitchy and Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

  41. DS9 says:

    There is a reason why Friends is still on TV and why Netflix paid to get it.

    Friends could be rebooted in a heartbeat if the whole cast was down for it and everyone would watch it.

    The young kids also know about Seinfield, btw.

    Both shows are syndicated and have been on late night and late afternoon television for most of a millennial’s entire life. My 17 year old son loves Friends and watches it before school in the morning

    It’s similar to the enduring popularity of the Golden Girls.

    And don’t underestimate the market share of the so called minivan majority. That’s exactly the demographic most appealing to the mass market. In some cases, it’s not even for what those people buy for themselves but for what they buy for their families.

  42. Sidewithkids says:

    Why they have to lie about Angie tho? She is not furious. That’s the thing, why still attach Angie’s name to them. If they don’t need her for the PR, then cut the strings. This is all for PR. Notice how Brad needs his name tied to some woman for his name to be out there. JA keeps using Angie and Brad for her game. Geez, just leave Angie out of it, she doesn’t care. If they get together or not. Angie knows by now, Brad’s PR games. Angie doesn’t want to be apart of it anymore so they need to quit lying on her and cut the strings.

  43. Sidewithkids says:

    Brad needs this just like JA does. This dude always needs some woman for his PR. Especially now b/c he’s old. First Sienna Miller (lie), Nero Oxman (lie), Charlize Theron (lie), now JA (maybe). JA has always needed to hang on to Brad for hers. None of the other women played along now JA may b/c she needs this too. CAA, their talent agency is the woman pulling the strings. It’s so sad and pathetic yet some people out there like his stans will buy it. He has a awful movie coming out and she wants people to watch her new series on Netflix so this may phoney relationship may continue. No one outside the age of 40 cares tho. They both look old and pathetic.

    Just leave Angie out of it tho. She has suffered enough dealing w/ these two. Let her go and find real love and happiness.

  44. Riley says:

    I can see being civil and forgiveness is healthy, but the man humiliated her across the world! Why would she want to look like a fool all over again?!?

    • Karen says:

      How did he humiliate her? They split up. She filed for divorce. He then chased Jolie half-way around the world. She wasn’t humiliated at all, she milked it for all it was worth and became the darling victim. She was the winner. Where would she bit without her split with Pitt? Nowhere near as big as she is now.

  45. Darla says:

    I just want to say these comments are gold, thank you very much for writing them. Some of you went for hours. Thank you thank you. I laughed so much.

  46. Teabag says:

    Now they’re going into details about how he sent her a gift to her house. It’s leaks from “her friends.” I think Jen needs to just chill it. Too much.

  47. Carol says:

    LMAO. There is a written script here and they both stuck to it just like when they filed for divorce back in 2005. No question about it. This is planned down to the details right after Charlize came out to debunk the fake romance with Pitt. Being seen at her party is the first step then the little nugget of details to come out for weeks to come. Hey guess what, I won’t be surprised if they both will be at the Oscars presenting and attend the same after party event. More to come folks.

    This particular tidbit again tried to attach Jolie into the love triangle once again: “He was invited, so why shouldn’t he go?” another source says of Aniston’s ex, who was married to the former Friends star between 2000-2005. “He’s single and has no one to answer to”. Again the implications were there that Jolie was the one who stopped Pitt from seeing his friends. Everything was her fault that Pitt was isolated and alienated from friends. He’s fully aware of what was written about his ex and now used it to his advantage. Remember he never defended her with all b.s stories while they were together and this is why. He never cared enough about her to defend her or his children. It’s all about him and no one else. Always looking out for the #1.

    By themselves, the love story won’t have enough spices so add an extra ingredient, say a third person, then you have a complete recipe for a long run soap opera. So predictable.

    • Anonymous says:

      Carol you are taking this far too seriously. Step away from Celebitchy and Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

  48. truth hurts says:

    What people don’t get is its not about Brad or Jennifer. IT IS ABOUT ANGELINA AND NOW BOTH OF THEM GETTING REVENGE ON HER. Angie is the villian in this triangle, has been from day one. She gets all the blame, all the attacks, all the bad press. She has taken alot on the chin just to be with the man. I can imagine that this is one reason that marriage inevitably could not endure.
    People was always rooting for her failure. They planted stories, wrote hit pieces on gossip blogs, lied on her, tried to make her out to be the worst human being ever. Why? All because they wanted to lived through the fairy tale created by agents and media via Jen and Brad.
    Maybe this is one reason why Pitt turned into an alcoholic because he really loved Angie and wanted to be with her but most people never accepted it even some of his friends like Julia R for instance. What a freaking sad story. Angie got tired of it and bailed, now he has no other choice but to fall back into the frail and try to be civil with a woman he never wanted to be with to save face. Isn’t that ridiculous. It’s a mess.
    I have never witnessed such bullying of a woman more than Jolie because of idiocracy.
    I commend he for holding her head up high and moving on and trying to raise six kids in the middle of this garbage. Hell the woman couldn’t even attend an event with her son without people attacking her about looking down for a moment when the chin was onstage. Wtf?

    • Karen says:

      Finally someone saying it as it is. While people (mostly Aniston fans) are loving this, it simply means more ‘Jolie is furious’ stories, more Jolie talked about and false narratives built around her. This benefits Pitt and Aniston. It hurts Jolie (simply because of the narratives that are coming out of this about her). Which is why I suspect many on here are saying they are enjoying this ‘vintage’ gossip. Somehow I think if it were Aniston being made to look furious and jealous, these same people wouldn’t be enjoying this as much. And they forget that 6 children are involved here. So nice that they enjoy this ‘vintage gossip’. Because 6 innocent children surely are not.

  49. Sidewithkids says:

    So I get on my computer and guess who’s trending? Angelina Jolie, that’s who. LOL. That’s how you know these two JA and BP are pathetic/very full of it. They both trying to bring this “triangle” back b/c they have both aren’t getting the publicity anymore. Angelina Jolie is and has. They need to stay hooked to her name, so they can still look important or relevant. They are not.

    • Truth says:

      This is why he was sick when she walked out. She was a walking attention getter. Both he and Aniston are sorry af for letting people think she destroyed their marriage.

  50. coffeeisgood says:

    Guys like Brad love to come back once your doing fine and have gotten over them. Brad is the ultimate f***boy. Please Jen do not fall for it!

  51. Sparkly says:

    I’ve long been tired of the gossip around them, but it’s actually pretty awesome right now. Jen is no fool. I think she saw how he kept trying to set up stories with amazing women. But for some reason his dumbass didn’t run that by them first, so they respond with an engagement announcement and a swift shutdown. No doubt Jen said, “You want a headline? I’ll give you a headline. Come to my party.”

  52. Don’t do it Jennifer!!!!

  53. Weaver says:

    All I got from this party situation is that Jen is well-liked and has a ton of friends. It speaks volumes about her and how she relates to other people. Even her exes still like her.

    I think Brad & Jen moved on from each other ages ago ( hence dating & marrying other people). The media continued to link them in narratives that clearly sold magazines judging by the number of people here parroting those narratives.

    Good for them if they are mature enough to be friends. I hope Angelina has good friends in her life. She will need them if the media is jumping back into this whole Triangle narrative.

  54. Coool says:

    Angelina mostly sounds someone who is harder and difficult because of it I don’t blame him for wanting something that was a good time and postive energy in the press etc..
    But I don’t think neither of them crazy to do this for actual real imo. Still I think most people would rather hear these than Angie and her hard up and no peace in sight unless I take all your babies all is mine stories and I right only stories…

    I think the women he was linked to were happened for PR I’m not sure he actually will go for those woman regardless of who shut down it. The neri o. story comes out when she was in relationships…and He and S Penn know each other because of it no way Brad will actually go for charise.
    And I still think most women will still want to date Brad. He himself said he even harrased o by some exes or something etc and he still has an appeal or sort ..