You didn’t see this one coming! Soon-to-be-divorced Brad Pitt is, allegedly, reconnecting with ex-sweetheart, Jennifer Aniston. A source close to the actor says they have been texting each other lately.

Faith has a strange sense of humor, most times! In this case, it seems to be bringing close two people who once made America’s sweethearts: Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. Pitt is currently going through a highly-publicized divorce and the adjacent custody battle with wife Angelina Jolie.

Quick review on how they got to this point, in case you were not on this planet in the past months: In September, social services started an investigation on an alleged abuse from Brad to his eldest son, Maddox. Angelina moved out of the family home and took all six kids with her. She filed for divorce, seeking full custody of all six. During the investigation, Pitt had only monitored visitation with the kids. The investigation concluded there was not abuse. The divorce went on, with Jolie obtaining full custody and Pitt getting stuck with supervised visitation.

This brings us to the present moment, when a source confirmed to People that Pitt and ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston, are texting each other. According to this source, “they have been friends for a while and often text”. However, their communication does not go beyond the friendship limits.

Aniston, 48, has just come back from a trip to Mexico with husband Justin Theroux, where they celebrated her birthday. The two have tied the knot in the summer of 2011, after four years of dating.

 

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt have been married for five years, before he started dating Mr & Mrs Smith co-star Angelina Jolie

 

53-year-old Pitt, was married to Aniston from 2000 to 2005. At the time, there was much speculation that he had actually cheated on her with current wife, Angelina Jolie. That, because he began dating Jolie, while only separated (and not divorced) at that time. One month after Aniston filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences – that was in March 2005 – Pitt was seen hanging out with Jolie and his son Maddox on a beach in Kenya.

All three parties – Aniston, Pitt and Jolie – have denied the cheating rumors. Moreover, in 2009, Pitt was saying that he and Aniston still “checked in with each other”.