AceShowbiz - Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston may be giving their relationship another chance. In this week's issue, Star magazine reports that the exes are back together, all thanks to the "Allied" actor's best friend George Clooney.
According to the webloid, the 54-year-old actor and the blonde beauty have been having secret meet-ups after George encouraged Brad to reach out to her following her split from Justin Theroux. "They've been secretly getting together for late night hook ups, and it's all because of George," a source tells the magazine.
The source adds, "George was the first person to call him when his marriage to Angie imploded. After Jen and Justin Theroux announced their split, he encouraged Brad to reach out and give their relationship another chance."
While Jen was close to George when she was with the "Inglourious Basterds" actor in late 1990s until early 2005, George was shunted out of Brad's life by Angelina Jolie during Brad's relationship with the "Maleficent" actress. And now that Angelina left Brad's life, George reportedly took the opportunity to get Brad back together with Jen.
According to Star, Brad and Jen met for the first time post-her split on March 3 at a private pre-Oscars party in Beverly Hills. "The plan was to head over to Jen's place afterward for a nightcap, but, of course, George would just drop Brad off," a source reveals. "Their evening together was very relaxed and low-key. They reminisced about the past and had a lot of laughs. It seems just like old times, only better."
A rep for George has denied the story, but that doesn't stop the magazine from claiming that Jen "wants to keep the reunion under the radar."
Previously, New Idea reported a similar story about George's role in Brad and Jen's alleged reunion. The "Ocean's Eleven" stars were spotted enjoying dinner with Sean Penn, Bradley Cooper and Laura Dern in L.A. last weekend, with George even using Jen's private bodyguard. During the dinner, the "ER" alum reportedly told their friends about how happy he is that Brad and Jen have reunited.
"George has always hated Ange and really disliked the way she controlled Brad throughout their marriage," said a source. "He loved Brad and Jen when they were together and was devastated when they split - especially when he found out it was because of Ange, who he'd never heard good things about."
The source added, "So when Ange and Brad split, George was the first person to call him and reconnect - and also plant the seed about reaching out to Jen. He'd stayed in contact with Jen even after her divorce from Brad - and they've never stopped being close."