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How Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston Rekindled Their Friendship — and the Candy Issues They've Mentioned

How Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston Rekindled Their Friendship — and the Sweet Things They've Said


Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston had an emotional second once they reunited backstage on the Display screen Actors Guild Awards.

The actors fortunately greeted one another after they each received SAG Awards of their respective classes on the awards present on Sunday.

The reunion got here after Aniston, 50, received the SAG Award for excellent efficiency by a feminine actor in a drama collection for The Morning Present — which Pitt, 56, made certain to observe whereas he was backstage.

The 2 stars had been married for 5 years earlier than their divorce in 2005. Whereas they’ve lengthy been cordial, they’ve been extra public about their friendship within the final 12 months.

Aniston likes to maintain her private life non-public however opened up about her earlier relationships within the January 2019 problem of Elle.

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“My marriages, they’ve been very profitable, in private opinion,” Aniston mentioned, referring to her marriages to Pitt and Justin Theroux. “And once they got here to an finish, it was a selection that was made as a result of we selected to be joyful, and generally happiness doesn’t exist inside that association anymore.”

“Positive, there have been bumps, and never each second felt improbable, clearly, however on the finish of it, that is our one life and I’d not keep in a state of affairs out of worry. Concern of being alone. Concern of not having the ability to survive. To remain in a wedding primarily based on worry feels such as you’re doing all your one life a disservice,” she added. “When the work has been put in and it doesn’t appear that there’s an choice of it working, that’s okay. That’s not a failure. We’ve these clichés round all of this that should be reworked and retooled, you realize? As a result of it’s very narrow-minded considering.”

Pitt went on to wed actress Angelina Jolie. The 2, who share six kids, cut up in September 2016 after two years of marriage and 12 years collectively.

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In February 2019, the Buddies actress celebrated her 50th birthday with a star-studded bash on the Sundown Tower Resort in West Hollywood.

Amongst her friends was Pitt, who additionally despatched her a gift earlier than the celebration.

A supply informed PEOPLE on the time, “Her associates had been joyful to see Brad on the celebration. No matter prompted their divorce is lengthy prior to now,” whereas a second supply mentioned, “Brad and Jen have a really civil relationship.”

A 3rd supply informed PEOPLE, “Most party friends despatched items to Jen’s home. Brad did too. Her associates are all very beneficiant and inventive, and he or she appeared very excited by all of the items.”

The 2 additionally noticed one another over the vacations. Pitt helped Aniston have fun by attending her annual tree trimming celebration final month.

“The annual tree-trimming celebration is at all times Jen’s favourite to host,” a supply beforehand informed PEOPLE of the star-studded fete. “She loves Christmas. As common, a big group of associates attended.”

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That enormous group included Pitt, the supply mentioned, including, “They’ve been in contact a couple of occasions since her birthday and are preserving it pleasant.”

Earlier this month, Pitt mentioned he anticipated to run into Aniston whereas on the Golden Globe Awards.

“I’ll run into Jen, she’s a superb good friend. Yeah,” Pitt informed Leisure Tonight on the Golden Globes crimson carpet. Pitt went on to win greatest supporting actor in a movement image on the annual Hollywood International Press occasion, and Aniston was nominated for her function in The Morning Present.

Pitt then joked to the outlet, “The second most vital reunion of her 12 months? I perceive. That was a play on Buddies. They had been saying that.”