These days, it seems that Brad Pitt can't tie his own shoe without someone speculating that he's in a new relationship. A lot of that speculation has been around whether he's rekindled things with ex-wife Jennifer Aniston. Now, the actor is setting the record straight.
"I’ll run into Jen, she’s a good friend. Yeah," Pitt said. He continued by joking that their coming back together would be "The second most important reunion of her year." Pitt was referencing the fact that Aniston is also set to reunite with some of her former "Friends" castmates.
When Pitt won his Golden Globe for his performance in "Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood," he gave one of the most well-received speeches of the night. He even made a reference to all of the dating rumors.
"I wanted to bring my mom but I couldn’t, because anyone I stand next to, they say I’m dating. And that would just be awkward," Pitt said on stage. The camera quickly cut to Aniston laughing in the audience, clearly in full support of her ex.
Now that both Aniston and Pitt are single, many have been hopeful that a romantic rekindling would be in the cards for the pair. For now, though, it seems that the two are just good friends.
They do spend time together, and Pitt even attended Aniston's 50th birthday party. The fact that the two are on good terms with one another speaks to Aniston's generosity, and their shared ability to move on from the past.
It wasn't that long ago that Aniston and Pitt were considered the best celebrity couple, walking down the red carpet after red carpet together. When they announced their divorce, and Pitt found new love with Angelina Jolie, many fans of their relationship were devastated.
This helps explain why so many fans were so invested in a potential reunion between the two. Now that they're both in their 50s, it seems like the drama has mellowed out substantially. Maybe it's best that the two of them are just good friends, and don't need to be anything more.
Ultimately, a reliable friend is often much more valuable than a romantic partner. Aniston may have come to that realization, which only reinforces her decision to keep Pitt as a friend.