Long before they were married dudes careening down the far side of the over-50 hill, Brad Pitt and George Clooney were single guys, threesoming their way up the other side of that hill.
While Brad and George were probably never full-blown besties as some gossip rags breathlessly reported, they did collaborate on films and (Ocean's 11 through 49: The Legend of Curly's Gold), and seem to enjoy bro-ing out at Clooney's Lake Como pad.
But from the start of Pitt's relationship with Jolie, there were rumors that she wasn't crazy about Hollywood's most A-list bromance.
And it's not hard to see why.
These days, George is married to Amal Clooney, but for most of Brangelina's time together, he was out there getting more trim than a SuperCuts.
Angie was said to be concerned about the possibility of George being a bad influence, but we're not totally sure we buy that narrative.
Little-known fact: Brad Pitt is Brad Pitt.
He doesn't need anyone to remind him that being single and Brad Pitt was awesome.
Nevetheless, it was only a matter of time before some tabloid pitched some fanfic about how Brad and George can finally have an emotional bro-out now that Evil Angie is out of the way:
“Angie never liked George and drove a real wedge between him and Brad,” a source tells Star magazine.
“But George is a very forgiving guy and wants to be there for his buddy as he goes through his divorce.”
The insider adds that it was actually Amal who suggested the bro-conciliation:
“She knows how much not having Brad around has hurt him," says the insider.
“Their catch-up drink turned into an emotional, five-hour talk.
The source adds:
"It’s a huge help to the poor guy – Brad’s finally got his friend in his corner.”
We'll admit it was strange that Clooney found out about the Jolie-Pitt divorce from a reporter, but that might just be further evidence that he and Brad haven't been in that close of contact for a very long time.
And it's not necessarily Angie's fault that the world never got the bromantic bond it wanted from these two.
Besides, George is fully domesticated these days.
If Brad were smart, he would have tried to claim a spot in Leo's entourage before Tobey Maguire rejoined the P--sy Posse.
LEO: "Sorry, we're all full up."
TOBEY: "Ha! That's what she said last night."
*fist bump until they both begin to weep gently*