Yesterday, we reported that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have been in contact in the months since his divorce from Angelina Jolie.
Obviously the rumor was greeted with a high degree of skepticism, as Brad and Jen's marriage ended up in spectacularly ugly fashion and the former couple famously avoided one another for over a decade.
But amazingly, the story is now being confirmed by credible sources, and it seems Pitt and Aniston may be conversing more regularly than we originally thought.
Speaking with People magazine, an anonymous mutual friend confirms that the actors have been texting on a regular basis since shortly after Pitt's divorce from Jolie.
“They have been friends for a while and often text,” the source says.
The insider disputes some of the claims that Us Weekly made on Thursday, namely, that Pitt and Aniston only started communicating last month, and that the actor had to go to great lengths to track down his ex's phone number.
“This is nothing new, he didn’t have to jump through hoops to get Jennifer’s number,” the source claims.
The tipster didn't go into detail with regard to exactly how long Pitt and Aniston have been in communication, but it sounds like their back-and-forth been going on at least for the past few months.
The original report had Pitt navigating his way through a "tangled web of contacts" to track down Aniston's number so that he could wish her happy birthday.
The actress turned 48 on February 11.
“They started talking once he wished her a happy birthday," the original source claimed.
"[Pitt] confided in her ... Brad told her he’s having a hard time with his split and they exchanged a few texts reminiscing about the past.”
We may never know which version of events is more accurate, but both accounts concur that despite prior reports of Pitt and Justin Theroux passive-aggressively butting heads, Jen's current husband is cool with her re-connecting with her ex.
“Justin is OK with them being friends,” Us Weekly's source says.
There was a time, not all that long ago, when a Pitt and Aniston friendship would have been unimaginable.
Maybe we should all take a page from their books and try to make friends with our exes.
Just kidding that's a terrible idea.
Despite what many a breathless tabloid headline has told you, stars are not just like us.
Like, not even a little bit.