It’s been six long, sad months since Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt announced they were splitting up and that Brangelina was no more. Then it got messy when the custody battle for the six children came to light. The reports of the incident on the plane, with Pitt being violent towards oldest son Maddox, and the ensuing updates of Angie keeping Brad away from the kids except for the supervised visits, had many wondering what was going on and for how long.
It’s amazing what a little time can do, though. For the first time since September, it looks like the two are making peace. Sources tell People magazine that Brad and Angelina are actually speaking to one another directly, no go-betweens needed. Sadly, negotiations of their divorce and custody of the kids are still on, but in a much more civil way.
According to a source, Brad is “much happier” and “very relieved that things are not playing out in public anymore.”
The source added: “It was a rough time, but they were able to resolve it. This is a work in progress.”
Jolie’s interview with Good Morning America a month ago maybe helped ease the tension, when she agreed with George Stephanopoulos that Pitt was a “wonderful” father, adding that they will “always be a family.”
“He’s always been extremely positive about how Angie’s a good mother, and the goal was to resolve everything for the kids and the whole family, and they’re working toward that,” the source said.
And with more frequent visits with the kids, it looks like they’re working it out, according to another insider. “He is spending more time with the kids when they are in L.A. He has even spent some time with Maddox and Pax. Things are definitely calming down.”
And while all this positive talk might give die-hard Brangelina loyalists hope, the best part about all this is how much better it is for the kids. They might never be like Bruce and Demi or Gwyneth and Chris, but as long as they have their children’s best interests at heart, they might all come out of this OK. And cheers to that.