Brad Pitt sets record straight on reports he 'gifted Jennifer Aniston £60.5m marital home for 50th'

After being set up by their agents, Aniston and dreamboat movie star Brad Pitt, began dating. They made their debut as a couple on the red carpet in 1999, and a year later the two were married in Malibu.

Brad Pitt has taken the unusual step of officially shutting down rumours that he bought a luxurious 12,000 square foot Beverly Hills property for his ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston.

The actor’s surprise appearance at Aniston’s 50th birthday in February got fans fervently hoping that the two would reunite.

Then reports emerged that Pitt had bought their former £60.5million marital mansion – the dream home they spent three years renovating together – as a gift for her milestone birthday.

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However, a spokesperson for Pitt has told The Sun that there is no truth to the claims.

Pitt shocked many when he turned up at Aniston’s 50th birthday celebrations in the wake of her split from husband Justin Theroux in 2018.

Pitt and Aniston, who divorced in 2005, have been friends for years – but Pitt avoided promoting their friendship while he was still with Angelina Jolie.

However, according to The Sun’s report, the friendship between Pitt and Aniston has “come a long way” since their split, and become even stronger in the three years since Pitt and Jolie split in 2016.

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An anonymous friend is quoted as saying: “Brad and Jen have stayed friends for a long time, but it was awkward for them to meet up when he was with Angelina and because no-one saw them together, people assumed they weren’t friends. They are.

“They want everyone – all of their A-list mates and their exes – to know they’re on good terms and friendly.”

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