Just days before Valentine's Day, Brad Pitt attended Jennifer Aniston's party, which has left fans scratching their heads.
A new report adds to what we know about their interactions and explains that this was far from their first contact.
In fact, behind the scenes, it sounds like the two of them have stayed in touch for longer than people suspected. ...
According to Us Weekly, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are still in contact with each other.
"Jen and Brad are still in touch and speak," an insider reveals.
The two of them were married for five years but then split in 2005 ... at which point Brad was quickly photographed spending time with Angelina Jolie.
Any fans who are still clinging to hope that Brad and Jennifer will fall back into bed together may need to curb their enthusiasm.
The source warns: "but there still isn’t anything going on romantically between them."
Brad and Jennifer have the kind of bond that can't be broken ... because she's friends with his mom.
The insider reveals that Jennifer "is also in touch with Brad’s mom."
According to the source, the two women "are close" and the past fourteen years of distance between Jennifer and Brad didn't change that.
"And," the insider adds, Jen and Brad's mom "have been for a while."
It's easier to remain on speaking terms with an ex if the two of you still have common ground.
To be clear, somebody's mom is definitely common ground.
Of course, in February, Brad and Jennifer raised eyebrows when Brad showed up to his very-much-ex-wife's birthday party.
"Jen spoke to Brad briefly," the source acknowledges.
"At one point," the insider shares. "She hugged him and thanked him for coming.
That said, "It didn’t seem like that big of a deal to Jen," the source characterizes.
It's good that they can be nonchalant around each other.
Time and life experience can heal a lot of hurt feelings.
That said, Jennifer wasn't sending any kind of special message to Brad when she invited him.
"The invite went out to a ton of people and he accepted," the insider explains.
"She was happy he was there," the source says. "But that was it."
"She was busy making the rounds," the insider describes. "And excited to see so many people near and dear to her."
According to the source, Brad "didn’t stay all that long and ducked out before most people."
He wasn't there to mingle, just to wish her a happy birthday.
Jennifer reportedly called Brad afterwards.
No, it wasn't because seeing him had stirred up 14-years-dead nostalgia for their erstwhile marriage.
According to the insider, she called to "thank him for coming."
You know, like a polite person of her generation would do.
(Younger generations would never inflict a phone call upon a friend for something like this; texting is so much kinder)
During the call, according to the source, Jennifer asked "if he had a good time."
We're willing to believe that she called him, but we have to wonder how anyone could possibly know what she said.
Is the NSA leaking gossip now?
Anyway, the two exes have called before, even while they were both married to other people.
Notably, in May 2016, Jennifer's mother, Nancy Dow, passed away.
Brad reached out to her to say how sorry he was.
According to the source: "She was touched that he knew what a difficult time it was."