Brad and Jen: they can’t hide it any more

It’s the reunion we all wanted… and now it’s actually happening

Brad Pitt and Jenifer Aniston at the SAG awards

by Kate Randall |
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We’re only a few weeks into 2020 but it may have already peaked after seeing Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston embrace each other at the SAG Awards last week.

Yes, that’s right, Brad and Jen put on a very public display of affection at the Hollywood ceremony and it was almost as if the past 15 years hadn’t happened.

Now we’re told this is just the start of their reunion, after they've tried to keep it secret for the past year.

Brad Pitt and Jenifer Aniston at the SAG awards
Brad Pitt and Jenifer Aniston at the SAG awards ©Getty Images

“Jen’s very public display of affection for Brad has sent a clear message to those who know them well – things between them are well and truly back on. While they’re not labelling what they have between them, it’s been getting increasingly hard for either of them to hide it,” our insider says.

“It all started when Brad showed up at Jen’s 50th last year, and emotions have been snowballing hard ever since. Over the past few months they’ve been meeting up almost every week, constantly chatting on the phone, going through old pictures and memories, and laughing about their early years and experiences together.

"They always knew they still had love for another, but in the last few weeks those feelings have grown more intense. Jen's been gushing to everyone how happy she is seeing Brad get the recognition he deserves in Hollywood – while Brad has told pals how proud he is of Jen, co-producing The Morning Show, and doing some of her best work yet.”

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Brad Pitt and Jenifer Aniston at the SAG awards
Brad Pitt and Jenifer Aniston at the SAG awards ©Getty Images

Brad and Jen split in 2005 after five years of marriage, following rumours he had grown close to his Mr and Mrs Smith co-star Angelina Jolie. While they denied anything had happened, Brad soon got together with Ange and they were playing happy families with her son Maddox.

They went on to have five more children and got married in 2014. However, they split two years later, with the divorce – which is still not finalised – turning increasingly toxic as they fought over custody and their multi-million fortune.

Jen – who described Brad as having a “sensitivity chip” missing by the way he had publicly flaunted his relationship with Ange – also found love and married Justin Theroux in 2015 but they also split two years later. And ever since then rumours have been rife that Brad and Jen were going to get back together as they worked on their friendship.

Brad Pitt and Jenifer Aniston at the Golden Globes
Brad Pitt and Jenifer Aniston at the Golden Globes

While accepting his SAG award for Supporting Actor , Brad – who's been open about his drink and drug issues during his time with Angelina and is now sober – jokingly referred to his marriage, while Jen looked on and smiled.

He said, “Let’s be honest; [Cliff Booth] was a difficult part: a guy who gets high, takes his shirt off and doesn’t get on with his wife. It was a big stretch.” He was backstage when Jen won her Best Actress award for The Morning Show and was filmed standing in front on the TV screen, lovingly watching her speech and repeatedly said, “Wow!”

And according to our insiders, they’re both thrilled about the reaction their reunion has caused.

Brad Pitt and Jenifer Aniston
Brad Pitt and Jenifer Aniston ©Getty Images

“Jennifer and Brad are both totally buzzing and have zero regrets about the way this all went down,” heat’s source reveals. “They wanted to send a clear message to the world: They love each other very deeply, this new connection they share is growing stronger all the time, and they want the world to know their friendship isn’t going anywhere.

"It’s taken them both a long time to pluck up the courage to be pictured together like this, but now it’s finally happened, and they can take things to the next level. That means hanging out more in public and going to dinner together, meeting up with mutual friends without having to swear them to secrecy, and openly admitting they’re in touch more often than they previously let on.”

However, it hasn’t been easy for Jen, 50, to let Brad, 56, back into her life and she's been having therapy so she can learn to trust him again – and know he would never hurt her like he did when he went off with Angelina.

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“Jen has credited her therapy with learning to trust Brad again, and they’ve been having sessions together to iron out exactly what went wrong last time and list the reasons why it’s worth salvaging their romance,” we’re told.

"Jen has been very hesitant about showing any PDAs with him as she didn’t want to open up that can of worms, but lately things between them have got so intense she’s thrown caution to the wind and doesn’t care who sees how much she still clearly loves him.

“They both feel as though they are at the top of their game, and the fact they’ve been able to share that and celebrate together is the icing on the cake. It's like no time has passed and they're back to being as in love as they were when they first met. Jen is trying to downplay talk of them getting married again and all of that, she just wants to focus on the present moment and how good it feels, for both her and Brad to be back in each other’s lives.”

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Once awards season is over, they are planning a holiday, so they have space to work out exactly what is happening and just spend some much-needed time together away from any prying eyes.

“They’re both dying to get away together to Mexico or some other exotic and secret location to wind down after all the hoopla of awards season, but they want to tread carefully,” our source adds.

“Looking ahead to this year, she wants her and Brad to have a number of secret getaways together, as well as private alone time in their homes, where they figure out what it is they now have together and how to take things forward. This is the happiest Jen's been in years in both her personal and professional life. and she doesn’t care who knows.”

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