Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston Have Been in Touch Via Text: ‘They Have Been Friends for a While,’ Source Says

The internet went into a frenzy with the possibility of Aniston and ex-husband Brad Pitt rekindling a romantic relationship. But a source told PEOPLE a reconciliation between the former couple seems highly unlikely. “They haven’t seen each other in ages,” said a source with knowledge of Pitt and Aniston's current relationship. “For well over a decade now they have lived totally separate lives and so not surprisingly, they have become totally different people than who they once were when they were together.” Despite the constant tabloid chatter over the years suggesting they never stopped loving each other, both Aniston and Pitt have completely moved on. "They’ve been over each other for longer than they were ever together,” said the source. “It is such ancient history.”

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are keeping up with their friendship.

A source close to Pitt confirms to People that the actors have been texting recently and continue to keep up with each other amid his split from Angelina Jolie. “They have been friends for a while and often text,” the source says.

Pitt and Aniston divorced in 2005 after five years of marriage, but the recent communication isn’t out of the ordinary — the two are just friends keeping in touch. “This is nothing new, he didn’t have to jump through hoops to get Jennifer’s number,” the source adds. 

Pitt and Jolie have been involved in custody negotiations after Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016. The actors have been in court to find a custody agreement over their six children — Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. Pitt and Jolie split after two years of marriage and over a decade together. The two have been working out a settlement privately.

Aniston recently celebrated her 48th birthday in Mexico with her husband, Justin Theroux. The couple have been dating since 2011 and were married at a private ceremony in August 2015. They most recently stepped out together at the Oscars, where Aniston presented the In Memoriam segment for the show.

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