Despite our highest hopes, it has now been revealed that a reunion of love is in fact ‘incredibly unlikely’ and the former couple are stalling their split for financial reasons.
Nothing is ever as simple as it seems.
The pair split last summer after two years of marriage and a decade of dating, following allegations of child abuse, alcohol addiction, and an FBI investigation.
The storm has cleared and after last week’s news it was thought they wanted to make things work, but insiders insist they are simply delaying the process while they sort out their assets.
A source said: ‘A reunion is incredibly unlikely… First and foremost, it’s about money. They have so many properties and so many areas their pre-nup doesn’t cover.
‘For instance, Brad wants to keep their estate in France and keep up their wine brand, while Ange wants to sell the property and use it all for charity.
‘Also, Brad has a collection of early 20th century furnishings that’s worth about $10 million, and Angelina wants that sold too.
‘The list goes on and on and the lawyers are in stalemate.’
Though it was previously reported Brad had got sober in a bid to win back the Maleficent star, the 42-year-old actress only wants to see that he has quit alcohol for at least one year so that she can consider joint custody of their six children, Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11 and nine-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
The source added to heat magazine: ‘The other problem is custody arrangements. Brad is still pushing for shared custody but Ange says she wants to see a year of sobriety before she will let that happen.’
What’s more, Angelina recently admitted she’s thankful the pair can remain civil for their kids’ sake.
She said: ‘[Our lifestyle] was not in any way a negative. That is and will remain one of the wonderful opportunities we were able to give our children … We’re all just healing from the events that led to the filing … They’re not healing from divorce. They’re healing from
some … from life, from things in life.’