The 42-year-old actress split from her 53-year-old spouse in September last year, but it is believed that after an emotional discussion between them both, which saw a “lot of tears” shed, the two have decided to make a “fresh start” with one another.
Speaking about the couple’s romance to The Mail on Sunday, their biographer, Ian Halperin, said: “Brad took the first step forward, then they collapsed into each other’s arms.
“There were a lot of tears, nothing was left on the table. They had it out, right there and then in this very modest house.
“In that moment they decided to make a fresh start. It was a ‘come to Jesus meeting’ that marked the beginning of a new phase in their relationship.”
And the rumours the pair are getting back together will come as a surprise for friends and family who felt the ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ co-stars’ marriage would never “recover”, especially after Brad’s alleged verbal spat with their oldest child Maddox, 16, on a plane.
Ian explained: “Angie was very, very angry about the incident on the private plane between Brad and Maddox, she threw everything she had at him.
“It was toxic. I’ve spoken to many people around them, friends and family, and no one could see how they could possibly recover.”
However, the ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ star and her ‘Fury’ partner have realised they are much “happier” with one another than they are separated.
Ian continued: “But both of them realise they are happier together than apart. Once they cleared the air between them, things started to improve.
“Today, they are both feeling very positive. Angelina sees them as very much the new [Richard] Burton and [Elizabeth] Taylor.
“They can’t live together but they can’t live apart. She has worked hard on herself since the plane incident, and so has Brad. They are still in love with each other.”
However, their reunion doesn’t mean the pair will call off their divorce, which they filed for last year, because they think once the case has been finalised they will have a “clean sheet” to build their partnership on.
Ian said: “They both view divorce as not the worst thing that can happen.
“It’s only a piece of paper and they feel once the divorce is done, they have a clean sheet and can start their lives anew.”