Hard to believe, but it's been two and a half years since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt.
Despite countless rumors to the contrary, neither Brad nor Angie has entered a new relationship -- or at least not one serious enough that they want us to know about it.
And yet, for reasons that aren't entirely clear, the divorce has yet to be finalized.
Obviously, Brad and Angelina are both independently wealthy, and sources say they long ago agreed on custody and visitation arrangements -- so what's holding things up?
Well, if you believe the outlandish report published today by UK tabloid The Sun (and you probably shouldn't) Angie is dragging her feet because she desperately wants Brad back.
“Angelina has made it clear to Brad that she wants to be back in a relationship with him," a source tells the tabloid.
"She would like them to be a family again and doesn’t seem capable of moving on," the insider adds.
"That’s why she is making it so difficult for Brad with every detail of their divorce.”
We probably don't need to remind you that it was Jolie who left Pitt, and all the existing intel up to this point has indicated that she stands by the decision.
But according to this bonkers new theory from The Sun, Angelina has gone full Fatal Attraction, and Brad has no choice but to put up with it for fear that she'll take his kids away.
Yep -- they went there:
“Brad has consistently kept his mouth shut because all he cares about is his kids," the source says.
"Angelina is making it horrendous for him and drawing out the process, but it’s not going to make him consider going back.
"He just wants it all settled — in reality, this could have been over a year ago — but she won’t let go.”
Look, we may never find out what exactly happened between Brad and Maddox in that airplane that led Angie to the abrupt decision to end her 10-year relationship with the father of her children.
But we think it's safe to say that whatever went down -- it was pretty ugly.
That's one of many reasons that this latest theory is so unexpected -- and why it's almost certainly BS.
Remember this piece highly-ethical reportage next time you see one of The Sun's daily takedowns of Meghan Markle.