As you've no doubt heard by now, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt back in September, a move reportedly spurred by a confrontation between Brad and his eldest son aboard a private jet.
You're probably also aware that Jennifer Aniston married Justin Theroux back in 2015 in a low key ceremony held in the couple's backyard.
So it might seem that the timing isn't exactly ideal for Brad to try and reconcile with his first wife, but when you're Brad Pitt, no romantic conquest is impossible.
According to Us Weekly, Pitt went to great lengths to track down Jen's cell phone number so that he could wish her a happy 48th birthday last month.
Sources tell the magazine that Pitt tracked Aniston's number down via a "tangled web" of contacts and that the actress immediately opened up to the idea of forming a friendship with her ex.
“They started talking once he wished her a happy birthday," the insider claims.
What started as a casual catching-up reportedly developed into a shoulder-to-cry-on situation, with Brad opening up to Jen about the pain of his sudden divorce.
It's easy to imagine Jen hanging up with a hearty "HA!" considering Brad left her for Angelina after five years of marriage, but apparently she made a genuine effort to console her ex.
“[Pitt] has confided in Jen,” reveals the source.
“Brad told her he’s having a hard time with his split and they exchanged a few texts reminiscing about the past.”
Considering past reports that Pitt and Theroux have passive-aggressively butted heads, you might think that Jen's new man would have a problem with her serving as Brad's amateur therapist.
But apparently, he and Jen are so content and stable in their marriage that he's actually glad she's making an effort to help Brad.
“Justin is OK with them being friends,” says the insider.
"[He knows] Jen just wants to be nice.”
It's not every day that tabloids downplay drama, which is enough to make us think there's some truth to this story.
Maybe Brad and Jen can work out a Ross and Rachel-type scenario in which they remain close platonic friends, despite all that they've been through together.
Except, ya know, without the surprise pregnancy.
Pitt has enough kids, and Aniston pregnancy rumors are so old at this point.