Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt
A new report claims Brad Pitt is in love with his former wife, Jennifer Aniston. Here, the former couple are pictured together at the 57th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 13, 2004. FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images

They’ve been divorced for well over a decade, but a new report seems to be claiming the Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are trying to “start over” when it comes to having a relationship with one another. However, those reports have also been swiftly shut down and reported as false.

According to Life and Style magazine, in what they called an exclusive report, a more sober Pitt, who is still embroiled in a divorce and custody battle with Angelina Jolie, reached out to his ex-wife and apologized for all the heartache she suffered as a result of their own divorce and his subsequent relationship with Jolie.

“Brad apologized for all the heartbreak,” a source reportedly said. “He doesn’t usually open up like that, but through therapy and recovery, he’s learned to express his feelings. He addressed all the hurt he caused her.”

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The source then maintained that Aniston decided he was being genuine, which prompted her to accept the apology and make a choice that they would rekindle a relationship—this time, as friends.

“She was incredibly receptive to the amends he was making. She told him she forgives him and to focus on the future,” the source said. “She actually vowed to start over with him as a genuine friend.”

However, Gossip Cop has quickly refuted the story, claiming it is a false report that has often circulated in various forms over the years, attempting to link the long time exes back to one another.

Aniston has remained quiet about her ex over the years, especially since he and Jolie announced they would be getting divorced last September, amid allegations by the actress that Pitt had been abusive towards their six children, a claim that was later found to be untrue after an FBI investigation was opened on him. However, she did speak up in a November interview with Marie Claire where she discussed how she was often “shamed” in the press following the breakup of her marriage to Pitt, and her status as a single woman until she married her current husband, Justin Theroux, in 2015.

“My marital status has been shamed; my divorce status was shamed; my lack of a mate had been shamed; my nipples have been shamed. It’s like ‘Why are we only looking at women through this particular lens of picking us apart? Why are we listening to it?’” she said. “I just thought: I have worked too hard in this life and this career to be whittled down to a sad, childless human.”

That statement came a few months after she also wrote an op-ed for The Huffington Post, where she slammed the fact that she was scrutinized so often for not being a mother.

Pitt himself also remained mostly quiet about his divorce, and has kept a largely low profile since it was announced, though he did open up about his life afterwards in an interview with GQ in May. In that interview he discussed their ongoing battle for custody of their six children—Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne—as well as how he had stopped drinking and smoking marijuana in order to live a cleaner life instead.

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“...I can’t remember a day since I got out of college when I wasn’t boozing, or had a spliff, or something. And you realize that a lot of it is, um—cigarettes, you know, pacifiers,” he said at the time. “And I’m running from feelings. I’m really, really happy to be done with all of that. I mean I stopped everything except boozing when I started my family. But even this last year, you know—things I wasn’t dealing with. I was boozing too much. It just became a problem. And I’m really happy it’s been half a year now, which is bittersweet, but I’ve got my feeling in my fingertips again. I think that’s part of the human challenge. You either deny them all your life or you answer them and evolve.”