Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are back on speaking terms. The estranged couple, who is currently facing a messy divorce and custody battle, have reached out to each other and decided to prioritize their children.

It has been six months since the ”Maleficent” star filed for divorce, and things between the “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” stars seemed to have calmed down. In fact, they are reportedly directly talking to each other these days instead of communicating through a third party. “They recently started talking again and it’s a significant step. Up until now everything was through lawyers and assistants,” a source close to Pitt told E! News.

The therapist of Pitt and Jolie’s children recommended that the two should talk to each other directly. Their conversations have reportedly been focused mostly on their kids and their schedules. The “Allied” star was apparently hoping to patch things up with Jolie, while she agreed to talk to him for the best interest of their kids. “They both have agreed to put the kids first,” the insider added.

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Last month, Jolie spoke with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos from Cambodia during the premiere of her new movie, “First They Killed My Father.” When asked if she still considers Pitt a “wonderful father” and as “part of the family” after the split, the “Changeling” star gave an affirmative answer. Jolie revealed that for her, they will always be a family, People reported.

Another source revealed that Pitt is much happier now that he and Jolie are on speaking terms again, but things are still a work in progress. “It was a rough time, but they were able to resolve it. This is a work in progress,” the source told People.

Pitt is also now allowed to see their kids more often than he did right after the split. In fact, he spent a much longer time with the kids when they were in Los Angeles. Pitt reportedly hung out with Pax and Maddox.

Are you happy that Pitt and Jolie are now talking again? Do you agree that this is a significant improvement in their plan to co-parent their kids? Drop a comment below.