Brad Pitt asked for Jennifer Aniston's forgiveness over how he handled their divorce
The 55-year-old actor created quite a splash when he attended his ex's 50th birthday party in Los Angeles
They used to be Hollywood's 'it' couple before their divorce after five years of marriage in 2005, but Brad Pitt is now apparently trying to make amends with ex Jennifer Aniston by putting all the hard feelings in the past and asking for forgiveness, according to reports.
The 'Fury' actor, who was recently spotted in LA on Thursday for the first time since attending Aniston's 50th birthday party, reportedly apologized to the 'Friends' actress while attending the birthday party in Los Angeles. The 55-year-old actor was spotted wearing heavily layered clothing and carrying a small bag, and he appeared to be leaving in quite a hurry, reported Daily Mail.
A source close to the actor told Us Weekly that Pitt "doesn’t like to dwell on the past,” but he “of course wishes he’d handled the end of their marriage in a more thoughtful manner.” The source further added, “He asked for Jen’s forgiveness a long time ago and she gave it.”
It was in January 2005 that the former couple announced their split after "much thoughtful consideration" in a joint statement.
"We would like to announce that after seven years together we have decided to formally separate. For those who follow these sorts of things, we would like to explain that our separation is not the result of any of the speculation reported by the tabloid media," the statement said.
It continued, "This decision is the result of much thoughtful consideration. We happily remain committed and caring friends with great love and admiration for one another. We ask in advance for your kindness and sensitivity in the coming months."
Their split was rumored to be because of Brad's growing relationship with Angelina Jolie after the pair worked together in 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' in 2004. But the exes did unite at Aniston's 50th birthday bash, and he also reportedly gifted her a present, according to a report.
A source shared, "Most birthday party guests sent gifts to Jen’s house. Brad did too. Her friends are all very generous and creative, and she seemed very excited by all the gifts." The source also shared how most of Aniston's friends were very pleased to see Brad at the party.
Another source chimed in, "He was invited, so why shouldn’t he go? He’s single and has no one to answer to. He and Jen spent many important and happy years together. He obviously decided to join her celebration because he wanted to."
Aniston got divorced from ex husband Justin Theroux last year, and has reportedly been linked since then to a couple of people but nothing has been confirmed.