KEY POINTS

  • Angelina Jolie's children were, reportedly, 'loved' that Brad Pitt mentioned them during his acceptance speech in the 2020 Academy Awards
  • Brad, allegedly, exerted efforts to restore his strained relationship with Angelina's kids
  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are said to be planning for a private getaway together

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt shocked everyone when they announced their decision to divorce in Sept. 2016. Aside from irreconcilable differences, reports have it that the “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” stars broke up after the actor and his son, Maddox, 18, had an altercation on a plane. Brad, allegedly, got drunk and “went wild” on a flight with Angelina and their children.

After years of estrangement, recent rumors claimed that Brad has been exerting efforts to reconnect with Maddox, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and Vivienne and Knox, 11. In fact, the “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” star even made a shoutout to his six kids during his speech after receiving his Best Actor in a Supporting Role award during the 2020 Academy Awards. Angelina’s ex-partner said he dedicated the prize to his children, whom he said give color to everything he does.

“The loved that he gave them a shoutout. That was a sweet moment for everyone. The older they get, the more they appreciate what incredible talents their parents are,” a source close to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie said, per New Weekly Magazine. “They know they are blessed and lucky to have Brad as their dad. But at the end of the day they’re still kids and he’s still just dad, not Brad Pitt the Oscar winner. They definitely keep his feet on the ground,” it went on.

Meanwhile, RadarOnline.com claimed that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been trying to iron things out between them. Insiders told the entertainment news publication that the “Maleficent” actress and “Fight Club” actor are planning to have a getaway together amid reports saying that Brad is reuniting with Jennifer Aniston. However,  they will not be traveling alone as they will, allegedly, be escorted by their aides. Angelina and Brad will, also, reportedly, be sleeping in separate hotel rooms after they try to work things out between them.

“Now they’re going to try a brand new, relaxed setting outside of LA where they’ll have uninterrupted privacy and a long weekend to try and hash things out,” a tipster said to the media outlet. The same informant said Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt hope to change their feelings towards each other after their infamous divorce. The entertainment website added that the bitterness remains between them even after they reached a temporary custody agreement last year.

While these speculations could be true, it should be noted that neither Angelina Jolie nor Brad Pitt has confirmed anything as of yet. Also, with New Weekly Magazine and RadarOnline.com’s history of creating stories based on the claims of its unnamed and unreliable sources, this could be speculations waiting to be debunked. So, avid followers of the former lovebirds should take the unverified claims with a huge grain of salt until everything is proven true and correct.

Brad Pitt Brad Pitt attends the premiere of Amazon Studios' 'The Lost City Of Z' at ArcLight Hollywood in Hollywood, California, on April 5, 2017. Photo: Getty Images/Rich Fury