It's been seven months since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, and despite some turbulent months, sources close to Pitt say the actor is holding up as well as can be expected.
But many fans remain concerned about Brad's emotional health in the wake of one of the most high-profile breakups in Hollywood history.
Much of the concern has to do with rumors surrounding Pitt's recent weight loss.
After Brad skipped the Oscars last month, there were reports that part of the reason he decided to lay low throughout much of awards season is that he'd shed some serious pounds in recent months.
Now, Radar Online is reporting that fans who saw Brad out and about in Los Angeles recently were shocked by the screen icon's gaunt appearance.
“To be honest, I wasn’t even sure that it was him,” one onlooker tells the site. “He looked so thin.”
“I was shocked at the sight of him really," says another.
Apparently fans were surprised not only by Brad's weight loss, but also by what they interpreted as his downbeat demeanor:
“I thought that he looked really solemn,” one witness says.
“Also the way he was walking, he was kind of skulking, just an odd mysterious shuffling. It didn't seem like he was happy, kind of down on his luck and upset.”
Though Pitt maintained a low profile and was rumored to be struggling with severe depression in the early days of his divorce, those closest to the actor say there's been an upswing in his mood recently.
Insiders say the turnaround is due in part to the fact that Brad and Angelina are on speaking terms again after several months of communicating only through their lawyers.
Early on, Pitt and Jolie's custody agreement had Brad seeing the kids only in supervised visitations that were scheduled by Angelina.
Now, they've reportedly reached an agreement that's more amenable to both parties.
So it's strange that rumors about Pitt losing a dramatic amount of weight are surfacing just as thigs seem to be leveling out in her personal life.
Of course, it's possibly Pitt may be trimming down for a role.
The actor has always kept a tight lid on his personal life and he seems to be more secretive than ever as a newly single man.