While Angelina Jolie shoots The Tourist in Paris, Brad Pitt is tagging along and playing Mr. Mom. He is also appearing in photos with her a lot more than usual.
Just yesterday, Brad hung around while Jolie shot a café scene, then rushed over to her for a romantic kiss - with the paparazzi watching - immediately after.
Is Brangelina staging photo ops as a way of going on the offensive against the tabloids, which have been reporting Brangelina's inevitable demise for months?
If so, it's working: Star even says they're back in love this week!
"Angie has been incredibly hurt about the nasty stories about her," a source tells E! News. "She has been upset at how much of a beating she gets in the press."
As for her life partner, "Brad then gets very defensive because she couldn't be more different than this evil witch that she's portrayed as in some of the stories."
MR. MOM & PDA: Brad Pitt's new persona to protect Angelina Jolie.
The source continues: "Angie's a kind, humble and dedicated mom. Brad wishes people would see they're just a normal couple who love each other and their kids."
Yeah, but that's boring. People want Jennifer Aniston mind games gossip!
With that said, Brangelina may be realizing that if it bothers them that much, the way to handle the celebrity gossip world is give it what it wants - on their terms.
A once PDA-shy Pitt knows negative rumors sell first, but money shots where he and Jolie are all lovey-dovey are a close second. So ... might as well show it, no?
To sum up, while Brad and Angelina may have their troubles, and struggle to manage careers and family, they love each other and take good care of their brood.
More than you can say for most celebrity couples out there, right?